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  •  Now here's a law Paul Ryan could approve of: (3+ / 0-)
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    From the Spokane Spokesman
    BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high school.

     When Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, asked Goedde why he chose that particular book, Goedde said to laughter, “That book made my son a Republican.”

     Goedde said he doesn’t plan to press forward with the bill, but it was formally introduced in his committee Tuesday on a voice vote. He said he was sending a message to the State Board of Education

    "They will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip."

    by TofG on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 12:27:41 PM PST

    •  Get in line Goedde (3+ / 0-)

      first the "Cursive Writing Mandate" has to pass.

      Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls: If we don’t teach it to younger generations, eventually younger adults won’t be able to read it.

      I'm pretty tired of being told what I care about.

      by hulibow on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 12:49:05 PM PST

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    •  I think every high school student, (0+ / 0-)

      well at least every male student, should read "Letters to Penthouse".
      It may not make Liberals out of them, but it will have a calming effect.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:07:30 PM PST

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