Dave Belton for
State Representative
GA District 112
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Judeo-Christian Philosophy
The Cradle of Western Civilization


“Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them.

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.”

                                    - President George Washington, Farewell Address


Our nation was founded on the principals of religious freedom. Most of the early settlers came to our shores to avoid religious persecution in Europe. The idea of “separation of church and state” expressed by St. Augustine and Thomas Jefferson is that government should not meddle in theology, NOT the other way around.

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

          - President John Adams

“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure
when we have removed their only firm basis, 
a conviction in the minds of the people
that these liberties are the gift of God?”

- President Thomas Jefferson

Our Founding Fathers clearly established this nation on a Foundation of Judeo-Christian values. Why? Because liberty is a Judeo-Christian idea. Human Rights began with Moses. Jesus was the first Humanist. Our entire culture is so engrained with the Hebrew culture we don't even realize it. 


“The Hebrew Bible is, quite simply, the most influential book ever written.”

-Professor Timothy Schutt, Kenyon College

The Bible is the sacred text of nearly half the world. It introduced many revolutionary concepts – concepts that are so engrained to your thoughts that you probably thought people always believed that way. Here are just a few:

  • The God you believe in (or don't believe in) is the Hebrew God. 
  • The Hebrew God is radically different than the Gods of any other religion.
  • God Loves Us: the idea that a benevolent God is looking out for us is uniquely Hebrew.
  • Human Rights began with the Exodus of Moses from Egypt.  
  • Jesus started the idea that freedom is for everyone, including women.
  • Gods of nearly every culture are full of malignant Gods. The Hebrew God is uniquely different.
  • The Rainbow Promise: no other religion has such an event. 
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