posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 10:29 AM
I agree with what traditionaldrummer said , in both posts .
No more invasion of privacy . It's none of the governments damned business . You are either eligible for state benefits or you are not eligible .
Period . Just because you may choose to smoke a little bit of green-leafy does not mean that you don't still deserve the benefits .
Wake up people , drug usage does not cause poverty . But poverty may very well cause drug usage in some cases .
The adults that receive the benefit checks are not the only ones to consider here , there are children involved . Just because mom smokes a little
weed does not give anyone the right to cause the children further hardship .
And , contrary to the concensus here , not all recipients are users .
Furthermore , why is it that a lot of you are referring to them as "addicts" ?
You can partake of , and not be an addict . So , if one smokes a blunt and it stays in his system for the next 30-45 days and he smokes nothing in
between , does this make him an addict ? Of course not .
And besides , there are numerous ways to beat a drug test , it is not fool-proof . So the only ones who would be getting punished are the ones who
don't know how to beat the tests .
And , as has already been pointed out , there are ingredients that also cause false-positives .
If you promote the use of drug tests , then you should also be promoting the use of alcohol tests and tobacco tests .
As has been said , where would it stop ? Where would all of you drug test proponents draw the line ?
Stop supporting further government intrusion into your lives . Today they came for the pot-smokers , tomorrow they will come for the beer-drinkers ,
the next day the cigarette users will be the villains . Where will it end ?
Just say NO . To drug tests .
[edit on 28-8-2010 by okbmd]