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.
posted on 02/07/2013 6:21:22 AM PST
(GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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 ?
posted on 02/07/2013 6:21:58 AM PST
(I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
I think the book is dumb and can’t stand that garbage.
More worthwhile is Witness by Whittaker Chambers
posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:19 AM PST
(My heroes have always been cowboys)
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.
posted on 02/07/2013 6:37:47 AM PST
by Sir Napsalot
(Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
And while they are at it, have them read and study “The 5000 Year Leap.”
posted on 02/07/2013 6:44:19 AM PST
(Oderint dum metuant)
The best way to get most teenagers to hate a book is to tell them they must read it (and later get tested on it).
posted on 02/07/2013 7:40:31 AM PST
We The Living is much much better book.
posted on 02/07/2013 7:46:20 AM PST
(I'll wear the hide of my rival.)
I’d rather make “The Road To Serfdom” mandatory. Atlas Shrugged is one huge, long novel. Most people can’t wade through it.
Yes! A thousand times yes!
posted on 02/07/2013 5:12:55 PM PST
(I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
AuH2O converted me into a conservative (in my heart I knew he was right). Ayn Rand sealed the deal (she scared the $hit out of me). See my tag.
posted on 02/08/2013 7:12:38 AM PST
(Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
The last thing we want is Rand in the school system - it's designed to be a subversive book. Allowing union teachers to "interpret" the book for their students would do more harm than good.
Anyone who has achieved any position of of power in any social hierarchy through any means other than merit inevitably hates Rand's works. America's government-media complex is chock full of Catherine Halseys and Ellsworth Tooheys and they don't like seeing themselves so fully exposed. Rand captured the ethos of the Obama Administration very nicely in this quote:
"We are all equal under the skin. And I, for one, am willing to skin humanity to prove it." -- Ellsworth Toohey, The Fountainhead
posted on 02/08/2013 8:21:50 AM PST
by Mr. Jeeves
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