Happy National Day of Reason!


There are no lengths to which a man will not go to avoid the hard work of thinking. -Thomas Edison

Alas, it is not a celebration of this illustrious magazine and website. The proclamation from Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) marking today as the National Day of Reason, explains: 

The National Day of Reason celebrates the application of reason and the positive impact it has had on humanity. It is also an opportunity to reaffirm the Constitutional separation of religion and government.

The NDR was established as a secular response to the National Day of Prayer. Two thoughts: First, maybe we could just rid of Congressional proclamations of special days altogether. It isn't as though Congress doesn't have other problems that might benefit from its members attention.

Secondly, why limit reason to just one day?