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Texas Governor Announces That Citizens Are Exempt from State Regulations

Updated on June 27, 2015

Greg Abbott Puts Church Ahead of State

Texas governor Greg Abbott will now allow citizens to excuse themselves from state laws, taxes, and regulations in the name of religious freedom.
Texas governor Greg Abbott will now allow citizens to excuse themselves from state laws, taxes, and regulations in the name of religious freedom. | Source

Texas Governor Says You Don't Have to Compromise Your Beliefs!

By the end of July, the state of Texas says that I must have my car inspected and registered for another calendar year. However, I firmly believe that no government entity should be able to compel me to spend money to have my personal property registered and inspected. It is my devout belief that no money should go toward profiting a secular government when I have not yet completed my tithing. Therefore, since I have not yet completed my tithing, paying to have my car inspected and registered goes against my deeply-held religious beliefs. Fortunately, my state governor supports my refusal to adhere to the statute requiring me to have my automobile registered and inspected every year.

Texas governor Greg Abott (R), in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, has announced that “The Texas Constitution guarantees that ‘[n]o human authority ought, in any case whatsoever, to control or interfere with the rights of conscience in matters of religion.’ The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion; and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, combined with the newly enacted Pastor Protection Act, provide robust legal protections to Texans whose faith commands them..."

The human authority of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has no right, according to Abbott, to interfere with my belief that I should not have to have my personal property inspected and registered. It is also my firm religious belief that I should not have to pay state taxes, for we should only need to trust in God to provide. Fortunately, according to Abbott, I am now exempt from having to pay Texas state taxes, lest they be an example of human authority interfering with my anti-tax beliefs. For believers, the Lord will provide.

I will carry a printout of Abbott's press release from June 26, 2015 in order to excuse myself from paying Texas' 6.25 percent sales tax at local stores and businesses. As a devout believer, I cannot, in good faith, pay this sales tax when that money could go toward my tithes. With the governor's written support, I will now request that businesses deduct state sales tax from my required payments. I will, however, continue to pay the additional 2 percent sales tax that goes toward my municipality.

More Americans should move to Texas to enjoy the new freedoms which have been guaranteed by governor Abbott! Thank you, sir, for standing up for my religious freedom and asserting, unequivocally, that my religious beliefs not be infringed by any human authority! You may have to deal with a bit of a budget pinch as many Texans choose to stop paying state taxes, but I know you will work it out.

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      CJ Kelly 

      3 years ago from Auburn, WA

      This is the proverbial "slippery slope." I always thought of Texas as western state, not a hard core Southern, evangelical state. We can't pick and choose our acceptance of the law. We can only work to change them throught the poitical process. These kind of actions only serve to make the Governor look like a 19th Century despot. I was mistaken about Gov. Abbot. GW Bush is looking practically liberal at this point.

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