• • • Ayn Rand as a graduation requirement? An Idaho senator likes the idea
Husna Haq, Christian Science Monitor - Chapter & Verse Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |Egoism |Paul Ryan |Image | Sen. John Goedde (R), chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation earlier this week that, if passed, would require every Idaho high school student to read Rand, reported the Spokane, Wash. Spokesman-Review. [....] Atlas Shrugged today forms part of the modern conservative canon, a book embraced by the Tea Party for its anti-big government message. It’s also loved by such conservatives as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Paul Ryan, who came under fire during the 2012 presidential race for once citing Ayn Rand as his inspiration for entering public service and the philosophical basis for his economic vision for America. It’s no surprise then that Goedde’s bill has stirred a pot of contention in Idaho – and beyond.