Letters to the Editor

Whom do we trust?

I received my 2014 tax statement today from the Tarrant County tax assessor-collector, Ron Wright.

Across the middle of the page, in half-inch capital letters, was “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

The same phrase was printed on the back on the sending envelope and the back of the return envelope.

I question the purpose of boldly and redundantly printing these phrases on government tax statements and envelopes. Is it to offend agnostics and atheists? Or is intended to further divide our already severely divided government and political system?

And which god are we to trust: the Christian God, or Allah, or some other god? (I bet I know the answer to that one!)

Don’t we have enough strife in the world already from religious hardliners?

— Greg Jones, Grapevine