Asshat Idaho Congressman Proposes "Pretend" Bill Requiring Idaho Kids Read ‘Atlas Shrugged’



What a waste of time. Will he propose a non-bill requiring 4 hours of daily Fox viewing for all kids now? Go do the people's work and leave the punditry to the pundits.

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, because he’s unhappy with its recent move to repeal a rule requiring two online courses to graduate from high school, and with its decision to back off on another planned rule regarding principal evaluations.

“It was a shot over their bow just to let them know that there’s another way to adopt high school graduation requirements,” Goedde said after the meeting. “I don’t intend to schedule a hearing on it.”

  • And this is proof that the party is changing? That they are no longer the party of Stupid? That they are the party of Big Ideas? All they do is try to rig the system and propagandize whomever will listen, but their policies have been proven not to work. How's that "Trickle Down" working for you, or Right to Work for Less, or Stand YOur Ground. Let them secede and support themselves without the help of Blue states, maybe then they will learn how to act responsibly.