Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Whole Drug Testing Truth

Down in Florida...the state legislature passed this law....which basically says that if you want state welfare money....you have to provide a urine sample, if asked.   Yeah, a plain drug test, mandated by the state government.  Well....today, it got to the federal judge level and he suspended it (at least temporarily).  Most experts figure it will be halted somewhere in the process, because you just can't start this ball to rolling on mandated drug testing.  Ask yourself these questions.

What if some idiots decided that county and state judges should also provide a urine sample once or twice a year?

What if some idiots decided that county and city commissioners also needed to provide a drug sample once or twice a year?

What if some idiots decided that mayors and the governor of the state also needed to provide a drug sample once or twice a year?

What if some idiots decided that all police (city, county, and state-level) also needed to provide a drug sample once or twice a year?

What if some idiots decided that firemen from across the state (even volunteer firemen) also needed to provide a urine sample once or twice a year?

What if some idiots decided that school teachers across the state needed to provide a drug sample once or twice a year?

You can imagine this sudden rush by various special interest groups that would suddenly get worried and demand an immediate stop to this madness (yeah, reefer madness might be appropriate).   The truth is that probably thirty percent of the folks in any state are likely on some extreme prescription drug episode (more than the legal amount), or on some steroids, or on some type of recreational drug (take your pick from fifty different types).

We could even go and require county guys who mow the grass on the side of the road.....to have urine tests....and they'd likely be very vocal that this wasn't fair.

So it's best if we just forget this drug-testing frenzy...it'll just get tossed out the back of the bus as we finally hit the legal circuit.

Only in America.

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