Our freedom-loving, government intrusion-hating Rabid Right keeps on showing its true colors. For instances:
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.”
The Spokesman-Review story goes on to suggest it wasn't a serious proposal--he was ticked off about other actions by the State Board of Education.
The same can't be said about the Iowa state legislator who proposed a law that would declare abortion by any means to be criminal murder:
Those charged with murder, under the bill, would include a mother who takes abortion-inducing drugs or a doctor who performs an abortion. It also grants no exceptions for rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother.
Though he doesn't expect the bill to pass, he's entirely serious in proposing it.
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