Because freedom can't protect itself
I do not agree with your stance on the drug testing. I pay a lot of taxes. Too much to be paying for deadbeats who don't try to do anything with their lives and sit around using drugs with my tax money. Hell I want to sit around and get paid to do nothing but instead I am studying and going to college to make a better life for my family. I understand that there are people out there that truly need the help and for them I am sure they wont fight a drug test to get the help they need. I think the most of the people who are fighting the drug testing are the ones who are taking advantage of the system and have something to hide. I never aggreed with the bailout and their should have been strict stippulations but I can't change what the government has already done. As for College students, they are working toward a degree not sitting on their rear end asking for a hand out so I don't see how you could add them into the equation.
If I am asked to pee in a cup, without a warrant, because I am disabled, I will be calling the ACLU and getting a good Constitutional Lawyer!
I completely disagree. It is not considered unconstitutional to be drug tested by an employer to continue being employed so how is it unconstitutional to be drug tested by the Board of Social Services or Social Security in order to continue receiving benefits.
I completely disagree. If it is not unconstitutional for an employer to drug test employees in order for them to keep their jobs then how is it unconstitutional for welfare recipients to be drug tested by the Board of Social Services or Social Security?
Really?? You think that this is a violation of a deadbeats civil rights? You people need to get a clue!
I work at least 40hrs a week and have done since I left school/college. I had to submit to a drug and alcohol test Prior to my employment and I'm subject to random drug and alcohol tests. If I have to comply with complete sobriety to stay gainfully employed then Yes you're Damn right these deadbeats/losers and welfare mum's that choose not to work should have to undergo the same scrutiny as I do.
I've paid into the system my entire life and if someone expects to get money, medical assistance and/or food stamps on my dime then you bet they should be tested . If they don't like it then get off your lazy behind and get a job otherwise stop complaining or don't apply for welfare, it's as simple as that people!
I work 24/7 with kids in the inner-city and know what is happpening from a grass roots level. Very little of the welfare and social services a mom recieves trickles down to the kids. The majority of the money is spent to support the mom's live-in boyfriend, and to buy cigarette, alcohol, weed, and drugs. If society is paying to raise the children shouldn't the kids have a right to what society is paying for. The child's right have to come BEFORE that of the mother. Giving a drug addict a monthly check only keeps them addicted longer, and the kids' in an intolerable situation. Any sane mother would be willing to be drug tested when they realize it is protecting kids from being abused and neglected.
It has nothing to do with income. Executives where my husband works have to pee in a cup; at random and on demand. It has to do with where the money actually goes for which someone else worked hard! I have worked for a charity that helped anyone that needed it once a year. People would actually come in with alcohol on their breath and say things like "I am here to get my check, it's been a year, I want my check!" This was not government funded in any way it was purely a private charity. The system is broken; we need to build a dam against the flood of people who do not apply themselves to be a productive members of society. Drug testing is a good dam!
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