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The recalled Arizona senate president who proposed the state’s controversial anti-immigration law said he could fix public assistance programs by forcibly sterilizing women who receive aid and by requiring drug tests for all recipients.
“You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations,” said Russell Pearce on his weekly talk radio program. Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”
“I know there’s people out there [who] need help, and my heart goes out to them, too,” he said. “But you know what? That should never be a government role. That’s a role for family, church, and community.”
"(Joshua Pearce) risked the lives of his girlfriend, infant child, the public and himself when he decided to drive impaired under the influence of marijuana and prescription medications," a court document states. He has been diagnosed as bipolar and suffers from depression, anxiety and intermittent explosive behavior.
Justin Pearce, who was 20 and worked for the Motor Vehicle Division at the time, told investigators he used state computers to produce fraudulent driver's licenses for four friends and changed his age to 21 in the state database, according to Republic archives. Russell Pearce was MVD director at the time.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme
Drug tests should be unconstitutional as they violate the fifth amendment. Though if they do remain legal, drug testing politicians should be mandatory across the board. They should happen once a month and on a random date in that month so the person can't prepare for it.