On this day in 1845, Texas becomes the 28th state of the Union.
First, here is the Preamble of the Constitution of the State of Texas:
“Humbly invoking the blessing of Almighty God, the people of the State of Texas do ordain and establish this Constitution.”
Next, a noteworthy condition concludes its Bill of Rights Article 1. Sec. 4.
RELIGIOUS TESTS. No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.
Lastly, according to the Texas State Flag Code, the “lone, independent star is recognized worldwide because it represents ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, State, and Country.”