Letters to the Editor

July 29, 2014

Return to sender

I was shocked to notice a phrase added to the envelope for my vehicle registration sticker from Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright.

I was shocked to notice a phrase added to the envelope for my vehicle registration sticker from Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright.

On the back of the envelope was the phrase “In God We Trust.”

I consider that a violation of the doctrine of separation of church and state. It is true that my coins and bills contain this phrase, but it has been on those for years and I suppose I have grown accustomed. (Maybe I should write to the U.S. Treasury.)

This (the return envelope) is something new and a lot closer to home.

Those are my tax dollars, and I don’t want them funding a religious opinion.

The doctrine of separation is there to keep government from promoting or advancing any religion over another. Religion is personal and should not be included on any envelope used by a government office.

— Leslie Weid Fraser, Aledo

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