Letters to the Editor

All Points: Patrol car crosses?

Last year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the Childress Police Department’s display of the motto “In God We Trust” on patrol cars is not unconstitutional government favoritism toward a religion.

Now the sheriff of Brewster County in West Texas has decided to display a cross with a thin blue line on patrol vehicles. Gov. Greg Abbott argues that it’s appropriate because of our religious heritage. He says a cross in Arlington National Cemetery is a symbol of service and sacrifice, “not merely a reaffirmation of Christian beliefs.”

Is a cross on a patrol vehicle a government “establishment of religion” banned by the Constitution?

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