Peter, both you and Kevin missed an opportunity here to expand the full ramifications of Article VI, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” The significance of the cadet’s oath, stated here, gave you the opportunity to address the issue in its entirety. You certainly were on the right track; I just wish you had taken the reader – to the station.
I refer the reader to pages 74 and 75 of my book, The Tribute.
Respectfully, John
(Facebook, author of The Tribute)