Freedom of Religion
Yes, there are atheists in foxholes

To the editor: When swearing to protect us and our Constitution, which literally ensures religious freedom to all Americans, why should Air Force and other military enlistees and officers have to opt out of saying the phrase "so help me God"? ("Air Force drops requirement to use 'So help me God' in oaths," Sept. 18) It seems obvious to me that those who wish to add this religious phrase to their oath should be free to opt in, but it certainly shouldn't be the default. You don't have to be Christian to serve our country; the U.S. does not have a default religion. Diane K. Mitchell, Hemet .. To the editor: Sure, constitutional considerations...