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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bill Would Require Every High School Student in Idaho to Read Atlas Shrugged

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Betsy Z. Russell at The Spokesman-Review reports:

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.”

This is the best way to ensure that every adult in your state is a total asshole.

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