I'm sure somewhere in the 15+ pages of responses to this question my point of view on this matter has been echoed by others many times. However, I feel I have to say something about this. Just a few key points.
1) No employer or government agency has the right to dictate what we do with our bodies on our own time, despite this kind of carry-on becoming the
norm. Drug testing is a violation of basic human rights. What we do on our weekends and our evenings off is our own business. Our employers and the
government do not own us. They cannot tell us what to do. Sometimes they think they can, but in reality they cannot.
2) FACT: Taking drugs is not illegal. Posession of drugs is what is illegal.
3) Where do you get off calling for the unemployed to be drug tested? are you suggesting we should withold welfare for those who are found to have
taken drugs? What happens then eh? they just starve? If you long for a country where this kind of fascist nonsense prevails I suggest you move to Iran
or somewhere like that where you'd feel more at home.
4) There is more than enough maniacal anti-drug knee jerk bull# flying around the US at the moment. This drug testing stupidity is the sharp end of
it. I personally moved here from the UK not long ago and I find the backward attitude to drugs here disturbing, in some circles if you even mention
you've smoked pot or condone it folk act like you might eat their children. It needs to stop.
Where is the so called freedom this country is proud of ? Gradually slipping away I fear, If people like you continue to get their way.
Live and let live. If its not harming others leave them to it. There is a big difference between someone getting stoned at work and getting stoned at
the weekend with their friends. This kind of drug testing crap doesent discriminate. It needs to be condemned not encouraged and expanded to other
sections of society.