The other day on Thom’s show there was a discussion about drug testing for people on public assistance. I forget who brought this idea up, then the oil companies CEO should be drug tested too. I totally agree with this statement. Under equal protection under the 14th amendment of the constitution it should be only fair that any person(including corporation) must have drug testing. I think Florida requires any person on public assistance to submit to drug testing. I believe this should include any corporation in that state that is either getting tax incentives, subsides, grants or any government assistance. This would mean every person working for the corporation would have to submit to drug testing. The argument that it is the government interfering with “my good time” or “a person’s right to have a good time;” I disagree with when it comes to drugs and alcohol where the potential for harming another person exists. I completely agree and support drug testing in the work place randomly and pre-employment. I believe this creates a safe work environment and less hostile work environment (people not under the influence or hung over – people not grumpy because of going through withdrawals). Define what is an drug and a drug addict and those are the people that will be effected by this law. I believe heroin, cocaine, LSD, designer drugs, hallucinogens, or any drug that distorts a person perception, creates visions, or aggressiveness needs to be tested for because of safety for the work environment. Does that mean they will not get the job that they are applying for depends on the work performed? Does that mean the person could lose their job? No, I like to see more suspensions and treatment programs before the decision is made to terminate a person position. Does that mean that I do not want to legalize marijuana or all drugs? No, legalize with taxation and let non-violent offenders out of prison for drug related crimes(they must have been reasonable non-violent while in prison too).

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anti-Republicon 2 years 21 weeks ago
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Quote pkrause12249:

Does that mean that I do not want to legalize marijuana or all drugs? No, legalize with taxation

I respectfully disagree. Look at how well that has worked out with alcohol, the most socially acceptable, widely abused, and deadliest DRUG on the planet.

Decriminalize all drugs and let nature run it's course.

Do not condone and promote it's use. Simply deal with the consequences until it sorts itself out. This includes appropriate drug testing, DUI, child welfare, etc.

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DdC 2 years 21 weeks ago
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"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
~ Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin (1818)

I hate it when Americans voluntarily give up their rights in the name of safety, even and especially safety based on flat out lies. Grow up! My urine is only available for taste testing

Stop California's Unscientific and Unnecessary Drugged Driving

Take Action: AB 2552 Is Bad Science and Bad Law
I urge you to reject Assembly Bill 2552
This legislation represents an all out assault on marijuana consumers. Because marijuana's main metabolite, THC-COOH, remains detectable in certain bodily fluids, particularly urine, for weeks and sometimes even months after past use, this legislation seeks to improperly define sober drivers as if they were intoxicated.

White Paper: Drug Testing Results Often Inaccurate, Unreliable

Businesses Mobilize Against Jobless Drug Testing Bill In Arizona

President Ronald Reagan, at the urging of then Vice President George Bush, appointed Carlton Turner as the White House Drug (czar) Advisor in 1981. Soon after Drugczar Carlton Turner left office, Nancy Reagan recommended that no corporation be permitted to do business with the Federal government without having a urine purity policy in place to show their loyalty. Just as G. Gordon Liddy went into high-tech corporate security after his disgrace, Carlton Turner became a rich man in what has now become a huge growth industry: urine-testing.

Cannabis use and Driving
Marijuana use, as indicated by the presence of cannabis metabolites, is not associated with crash culpability among injured drivers, according to data presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.

"Drivers under the influence of marijuana retain insight in their performance and will compensate where they can, for example, by slowing down or increasing effort. As a consequence, THC's adverse effects on driving performance appear relatively small."
~ Robbe, NHTSA 1993

The majority of prohibitionists profit on the drug war,
and that is their only motive. POLICING4PROFIT

The Drug War Industrial Complex

Koch Roaches A.L.E.C. Drug Detention Centers
Today many have had their eyes opened regarding the huge profits made off of what is commonly called the "Prison Industrial Complex." Suddenly awareness has turned from disbelief to anger as taxpayers realize the screwing private prison companies, their lobbyists and elected Legislators have been giving them for more than three decades now.

'Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible'

What's life like in our prisons for those marijuana convicts? Let's steel our nerves and go visit the Web site www.spr.org, where the Los Angeles outfit "Stop Prisoner Rape" has posted the little plain-talking handbill it has prepared for young men entering our prison system, titled "For Prisoners: Advice on Avoiding HIV/AIDS."

The group's handout -- targeted primarily at heterosexual men who have no desire to ever be involved in homosexual activity -- advises:

"HIV/AIDS transmission during a sexual assault is a serious concern. The following are practical tips for reducing your risk. ...

"If you have a choice, try to avoid men who used needles for drugs in the past or are still doing so. ... The more often you are raped, the more exposed you will be, so especially try to avoid anal gang-bangs. The most dangerous situation of all is if your +!@$ is bleeding, for that allows easy entry of the virus into your bloodstream. So try to use a lubricant or grease or cream if you can to minimize injury to your delicate internal body parts, avoid anal gang-bangs, and if you must endure forced anal penetration, try to relax your muscles as much as possible. These tactics are not 'cooperating' or consenting, they are just common-sense measures to try to save your life.

"In many situations you are better off agreeing to do something (masturbating, oral sex, sex with a condom) rather than just resisting until you are overwhelmed and forced to deal with unprotected anal sex from one or many guys. You may feel you should resist to the end, but that would put your life in danger. There is no shame in doing what you have to do to survive; nothing changes the fact that rape is involved and you are not morally or legally responsible for it; these compromises are just pathways to your survival. It may even be to your advantage to develop skills in oral sex so that guys you have to deal with will be satisfied with that alone. Don't feel guilty about it; you're just trying to save your life...."

THE DRUG WAR'S HIDDEN ECONOMIC AGENDA

Corporate Welfare Rats
Corporate welfare corrupts the political process. One perverse, but predictable outcome of a $100 billion-plus corporate welfare state is that industry begins to view Congress, rather than consumers, as their real customers. Moreover, industry has done an all effective job at protecting their subsidies.

Law enforcement was among the winners in the massive economic stimulus bill passed last week by Congress and signed this week by President Obama. The package includes nearly $3.8 billion for state and local law enforcement, much of it destined for enforcing the country's draconian drug laws.

As nightfall does not come at once,
neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight
where everything remains seemingly unchanged,
and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air,
however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
-- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Conservatives Have Larger 'Fear Centers' in Their Brains

One In Five High Schools Piss Taste Students

"Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy ... and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with 'scientific support' ... fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others. ... The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents."
-- William F. Buckley,
Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

Drug Testing Feels Economic Pressures

"A great deal of intelligence
can be invested in ignorance
when the need for illusion is deep."
-- Saul Bellow

Lawmakers Consider Piss Tasting Grity Act of 2005

Calvina Fay Prohibition Inc.
Anti-Drug Campaigns Dumb Down Vital Message
Calvina Fay is the Executive Director of Drug Free America Foundation and Save Our Society From Drugs (S.O.S.) From 1976-1985 it was known as Straight, Inc. and had a reputation for abusing kids as a drug rehabilitation program. Mel Sembler and his wife Betty founded Straight, Inc. In 1985 it changed its name to Straight Foundation, Inc. in order to protect its money and its principals from civil suits. In 1995 it was changed again to Drug Free America Foundation. DFAF is a national and international drug policy think tank and provider of services for drug free work places...

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There are always a few, better endowed than others, who feel the weight
of the yoke and cannot restrain themselves from attempting to shake it
off.... These are in fact the men who, possessed of clear minds and
far-sighted spirit, are not satisfied, like the brutish mass, to see
only what is at their feet, but rather look about them, behind and
before, and even recall the things of the past in order to judge those
of the future, and compare both with their present condition. These are
the ones who, having good minds of their own, have further trained them
by study and learning. Even if liberty had entirely perished from the
earth, such men would reinvent it. For them slavery has no
satisfactions, no matter how well disguised.
--Etienne de la Boetie, The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

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