The “G” word

On Oct. 25, the Sun-Gazette ran an article (on page A-3) that Air Force Academy may drop the phrase “so help me God” from the oath their cadets take. According to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, “The honor code violates the U.S. constitution’s ‘No Establishment’ clause.” I feel that the word “God” does not violate the constitution.

A – the word “God” does not state any particular “God.”

B – does not say or “establish” one church.

A quote from President Warren G. Harding, “Inherent rights of ‘God,’ and the tragedies of the world originate in their attempted denial.”

Robert W. Minier