A county in Texas has decided to add the nation’s motto, “In God We Trust,” to official paperwork issued by its office — a decision that is drawing the ire of critics who believe it is a violation of the separation of church and state.
Tarrant County tax assessor and collector Ron Wright told KTVT-TV that the motto has been added to his office’s envelopes and that it will be printed on tax statements next year — something he sees as both a “religious and patriotic statement.”
“There are people who will see it and see a religious statement and there are others that will see it and see a patriotic statement,” he told the outlet last week. “I look at it and see both.”
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