Sen. Tim Scott: ‘Foundation of the American Dream’ Is ‘Judeo-Christian’


Speaking at a pastors’ retreat last week in Washington, D.C., Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said the foundation of the American dream is Judeo-Christian, and part of that dream is school choice.

“I believe in school choice, because if we are going to have a way to make sure that our kids are properly educated, including a biblical worldview, we should be able to use our resources that go to the government in the way that best suits the American dream,” Scott said at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall event on Thursday.

“And the foundation of the American dream is the Judeo-Christian foundation,” he said.

Scott shared with the audience of hundreds of pastors from across the country that he grew up in a single-parent home and struggled in school but was able to achieve his success because of his mother’s encouragement that he could be whatever he wanted to be through education.

Scott, who said he considered becoming a pastor before beginning his political career, said his Christian beliefs shape his work as a U.S. senator.

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