Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Calling for Planning for a Non-Violent March on the Texas State Capitol

As a Gandhian, my religious situation from Christ's Sermon on the Mount requires me to "swear not."  The paperwork from the Texas Secretary of State requires that I violate a central teaching of my religion to gain even ballot access and a credible chance that goes with that ballot access at being elected the Governor of Texas through the Libertarian Party system, the party I believe to be the last best hope for the freedom of mankind on earth.

Therefore, I am calling my advisors through the years to begin discussions on a  non-violent march on the State Capitol building of Texas to demand that I and others in future years be allowed ballot access in all Texas elections irregardless of religion.

Gene Chapman,
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor
(Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky, Intellectual of the Age)

Followup, Interesting Case:

Minersville School District v. Gobitis, 310 U.S. 586 (1940), was a decision by theSupreme Court of the United States involving the religious rights of public school students under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court ruled that public schools could compel students—in this case, Jehovah's Witnesses—to salute theAmerican Flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance despite the students' religious objections to these practices. This decision led to increased persecution of Witnesses in the United States. The Supreme Court overruled this decision a mere three years later, inWest Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943).