How does a “governmental unit,” like the local School District defined as a “political subdivision of this state” [of Texas], obtain power that is forbidden to the State of Texas as in Article 8 Section 3(e):

“The Legislature shall be authorized to pass laws for the assessment and collection of taxes in all school districts and for the management and control of the public school or schools of such districts, whether such districts are composed of territory wholly within a county or in parts of two or more counties, and the Legislature may authorize an additional ad valorem tax to be levied and collected within all school districts for the further maintenance of public free schools, and for the erection and equipment of school buildings therein; provided that a majority of the qualified voters of the district voting at an election to be held for that purpose, shall approve the tax.” (Bolding added)

The Legislature of what shall be authorized? Isn’t that the Legislature of the State of Texas? Then how does the Texas Legislature obtain power to authorize that which is forbidden to the State of Texas? It cannot! To say otherwise is to demonstrate a gross ignorance of the law of delegated authority which says: “no one can delegate to another more authority than they have in themselves.” This is simple logic and principle that if violated leads to one’s own peril.


Therefore: All local ad valorem property taxes imposed by local State School Districts to support State Public Education in Texas (a State function under Art 7 Sec 1 & Texas Education Code §42.001(a)) must be ruled unconstitutional and ordered stopped immediately.


Therefore, “no State ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon any property within this State,” by any subdivision of this State.


Obviously, what we have proven beyond the shadow of a doubt is that no subdivision of the State of Texas can lawfully impose an ad valorem property tax on any property in the State of Texas as all subdivisions of this State constitute a part of this State and none of the subdivisions can have an authority that is forbidden to the state. Even though subdivisions have authority to carry out various and different functions of the State, none of them can have authority that is forbidden to the State. State District Courts can rule on local cases and police cannot. Counties of this State can operate a sheriff’s department to execute the laws of the State locally and maintain local county roads and bridges. But none of these subdivisions can pay for the State Functions they perform in a manner that is forbidden to the State. All of these subdivisions make up the State of Texas, represent the State of Texas and are protected by the State of Texas and are the State of Texas. And the State of Texas is forbidden to impose an ad valorem property tax on any property in the State of Texas. Hence all ad valorem property taxes are unconstitutional in Texas and should be nation wide.


The sole purpose of government being the protection of the property of each individual, the government cannot be supported or paid for by an means that destroys its purpose. An ad valorem property tax, which by necessity, confiscates the property and threatens to sell it to others if money is not paid the government destroys the purpose of government. It is absurd to pay for a government with a means that destroys its purpose. Property taxes are contrary to the purpose of lawful government and unconstitutional under Article 8 Section 1-e of the Texas Constitution.