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Bill: Make 'Atlas Shrugged' mandatory
upi ^ | Feb. 6, 2013

Posted on 02/07/2013 6:13:54 AM PST by JoeProBono

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1 posted on 02/07/2013 6:14:05 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Smaller Government???? I do not like mandatory laws no matter who they come from. I think that if a kid wants to read that book then ensure it is on the Summer list or reading list and let them choose.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 6:21:22 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: JoeProBono
Hey, I have an idea, John ... how about a civics class and study the Constitution and the Bill of Rights ?

Wouldn't that be neat ?

3 posted on 02/07/2013 6:21:58 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: JoeProBono

I think the book is dumb and can’t stand that garbage.
More worthwhile is Witness by Whittaker Chambers


4 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:19 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: knarf

Did you read the book about when all the Bluegrass musicians went out on strike? It’s called “Atlas Scrugged”.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:19 AM PST by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: knarf

It is a good read (have read the book twice) but anymore there is a huge flaw in that Communist China is taking over from us.

Communist China.

Think about that. We are buying everything from Communists.

Wake up people.


6 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:57 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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I think the book is dumb and can’t stand that garbage.

You think the book is "dumb?" You "can't stand that garbage?"

What are you, five years old?

7 posted on 02/07/2013 6:31:29 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: yldstrk
Read both..gotta confess I prefer the hot RR babe converted to conservatism over the ugly old reformed commie with the Alger Hiss obsession.

Both books have value but AS makes the original American way more entertaining.

8 posted on 02/07/2013 6:31:29 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: napscoordinator

This is not an issue of smaller government versus bigger government...and for the record, we already have mandatory reading lists...its called SCHOOL CURRICULUM - this is just a suggestion to add Atlas Shrugged to that list. No expansion of anything.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 6:33:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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I have reservations about anyone who would call AS “garbage” - putting them in agreement on this issue with Obama. But moreover, why would it be mutually exclusive concepts to read both Rand and Chambers? I don’t think there’s a law we can only read one or the other? And they’re different books.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 6:37:17 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: JoeProBono

In today’s education monopoly, the good intention will just get twisted by teachers’ union.

Their minds had been poisoned, they don’t see any other way.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 6:37:47 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ann Rand was not writing arguments based on facts but social science kind of garbage that I despise.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 6:42:37 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JoeProBono

And while they are at it, have them read and study “The 5000 Year Leap.”


13 posted on 02/07/2013 6:44:19 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: napscoordinator

I’d settle for “A History of the American People” by Paul Johnson, instead the Howoard Zinn crap.


14 posted on 02/07/2013 6:47:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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Ann Rand was not writing arguments based on facts but social science kind of garbage that I despise.

Let me help you out here with a concept: Rand was a fiction writer, and yet her stories are remarkably prescient. In other words, her "facts" didn't happen until decades later, which we call prophetic or prescient. She drew on her life under communism as an inspiration. Frankly, I don't think you've read her work, I am calling you out here for reading something "about" her work and using that as an excuse not to read it. Your "social science" garbage statement makse zero sense at all. And by the way, it's Ayn, not Ann.

15 posted on 02/07/2013 6:48:03 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: yldstrk
>Ann Rand was not writing arguments based on facts but social science kind of garbage that I despise.

"Ann Rand"

16 posted on 02/07/2013 7:02:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The Chinese are “Communist in name only.”


17 posted on 02/07/2013 7:07:53 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: yldstrk

“I think the book is dumb and can’t stand that garbage.
More worthwhile is Witness by Whittaker Chambers”

I read both books, don’t remember too much of “Witness” however, “Atlas Shrugged” sticks to my brain like no other book.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 7:21:52 AM PST by topspinr
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I disagree then.

The Chinese are very much Communist.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 7:22:11 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: yldstrk

You never read Atlas Shrugged.


20 posted on 02/07/2013 7:22:50 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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