• • • Idaho State Senator thinks Ayn Rand should be required reading for high schoolers
Kristen A. Lee, New York Daily News Atheism |Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |Paul Ryan |Personal life |Image | If one Idaho legislator had his way, every student in the state would be learning ‘personal responsibility’ from Ayn Rand. State Sen. John Goedde has introduced legislation that would require Idaho high schoolers to read and pass a test on Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” before graduating, The Spokesman-Review reported. “That book made my son a Republican,” Goedde said, when asked why Rand was his pick. Rand’s famous novel has been touted by conservatives like Rep. Paul Ryan and Rush Limbaugh for promoting freedom and personal accountability. [....] Despite conservatives’ embrace of Rand, the author wasn’t a model of their touted values. Not only was she an atheist who was pro-abortion, but she also hated Ronald Reagan.