My County ‘Tis of Thee, Can I Preserve My Liberty?

My County ‘Tis of Thee, Can I Preserve My Liberty?

“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all inhabitants thereof.”

Leviticus 25:10 ~ Inscription on the Liberty Bell

Each one of us must ask ourselves what we are willing to do to preserve liberty – for ourselves, our neighbors and our community.

We must decide what kind of county we want to live in:  One where we are working together to preserve the principles of liberty?   Or one that allows the City Manager of the moment to determine the fate of hundreds of acres of land and future generations of families?  Will our community be one that stands by while individual dreams, ranches, farmlands and family history are paved over in the name of future city growth?   Or will it be one that promotes and defends landowner rights by by supporting a petition drive to place a measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot to end forced annexation in our county.

As our outreach effort grows, daily communication with Bell County neighbors to educate them, even if one by one is powerful.   This dynamic group has grown its its membership through quiet conversation with those in our daily path, a letter or postcard written to our neighbors, or the awareness that a few media stories have provided.   In this growth period, we have seen the difference made in one more signature, one more business added to the growing list of businesses that are petition host locations, but also in the recognition that this is not an individual fight, it is everyone’s choice to live in a county that allows the practice of forced annexation to continue.

Whether you were forcibly annexed in the past, compelled to sign a development agreement to protect your land, threatened but not yet annexed or sitting in the seat of government – you can have a dramatic impact on the future of Bell County, Texas.  Any goal worth chasing, looks out of reach if you think you must run the race alone to the finish line.   When you stand quiet and listen, you can always find the common ground others who will stand with you when your stance is one of principle, not of self interest.

For those already annexed into city limits, hope is not lost, you can and do make a difference by contributing time to educate others on the compelling reasons to change the law in our county.  Understanding history and the negative effects of a tyrannical law is critical – for our heritage and our children’s future.   Whether you live in the city limits or in the unincorporated county – we should all have power to affect the decisions being made regarding the future growth of our community.

Visit to get involved and/or to add your signature to the petition to put the measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot.   This small act allows all county voters to make an important choice — one that should be offered to every Texas who is interested in preserving liberty now and for future generations.

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