posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 04:21 PM
Originally posted by OXmanK
Originally posted by nyeff
We are talking about children....they have no rights,as I said earlier. So it is a mute point. If you were talking about the govenment coming into
your house to check adults...then yeah,I would have a lot of issues with this.
So if they do check children so muth the better. It means interaction happens much sooner in life. And the children that are not doing drugs,have
nothing to hide. Really the only people against being tested,are the ones that are using.
You are wrong. Kids do have rights. How is it a kid has the right to plead the fifth? Or has the right to a fair trial. Also, kids aren't getting
arrested for speaking their minds. KIDS HAVE RIGHTS. By your standard, a cop could pull over a legally driving 16 year old, search him, beat him,
etc. because he has no rights and the cop has authority. He/she has the same rights as all people.
No, the only people against it are not users. That is a crass generalization. I do not use, but I am against this. Hell, this whole proposition
doesn't even effect me directly. But I am against it. This is about our freedoms slowly being weasled away. WHERE WILL THIS ACTION STOP? It
won't because you raise generations of people who accept this type of action. They will think it is normal and accept other measures like it. Drug
testing in school, drug testing in the library, drug testing to use a public toilet, drug testing in voting, drug testing to get your hair cut...where
do you draw the line? It is apparent that the only line you have is where it affects you and that is selfish, mean spirited, and arrogant.
It is the parent that is responsable for their children at all times. If my son came over tweaked on crank and smashed out all of your windows, who
are you going to sue? Thats right,ME. If he came over and beat your wife,it will be me that you come after. Oh my son may do time at the boys
ranch,but any monatery,lawyer fees etc,will come from me. Now if there is a to help prevent that from happing in the first place...I am all for it.
I am all for my children not to be around drugs in at all...ever.
Drug testing kids in high school would do wonders in keeping kids in check. Make them think twice. And if they do test positive,then intervention
begins at a much earlier age. Which is another plus.
A childs "rights" should only extend as far as their parents want.
The constitution needs some serious reworking. The world has changed so much in the last 2 centuries. Nothing is the same as it was way back then.
Our forefathers could never have predicted America and the world would change the way it has. Bet ya anything if our forefathers were here now,not
only would they be disgusted with what has become of America,but they would do everything in their power to make changes now. (to the constitution)
I think KJ pretty much has it right when he mentions parental consent. It is up to the parents when its all said and done.
I am not a mean spirited,arrogant person. What I am is responsible. I take being a father very seriously. Anything I can do that helps to keep my
children(and other kids) safe, I will do. I wish they testing around when I was kid. It might have a changed a lot.
But it is a free country,if in the future you want your children to have the right to do drugs,I hope you are there to protect that right.