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Old 07-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by RDNKJ View Post
No, absolutely not. No drug testing before you can qualify for food stamps, welfare, unemployment, any government benefit. That is just another way to oppress the less fortunate. Qualification should be based on need alone - not used as a way to pass moral judgment on other people's lives. The only thing it might accomplish is denying food to pot smokers (or their housemates) while leaving meth-heads, alcoholics etc. alone.

Poor people have a right to live their lives just as much as wealthier people do. If people aren't taking care of their kids properly, that is what you pay attention to. Not that the parents may smoke weed, cigarettes, drink alcohol, etc.. You can't make the assumption that just because someone takes drugs they must be neglecting their children or "cheating the system" somehow.

There is not a single person living in the U.S. that doesn't benefit from other people's tax dollars in some way. That doesn't give the government a right to intrude into our personal lives. Plus, without probable cause to believe that the individual is behaving criminally, such requirements are constitutionally suspect.

Just another way to F with the poor, because if you're poor that means you must be morally inferior to those more fortunate, right? Bah!!!
It seems everyone is pointing out that people with children are the ones who need or don't need the testing done. BUT...remember the story about BIG BROTHER (title "1984"). We do NOT need to give away any more of our rights to the government. Period.
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