Pubdate: Sun, 13 May 2001
Source: Oklahoman, The (OK)
Copyright: 2001 The Oklahoma Publishing Co.
Author: Myron Von Hollingsworth
Bookmark: (Drug Testing)


Regarding "Drug tests misguided, litigants say" (news article, May 4): Drug 
testing of children should be between the child and the parent -- with 
their own money -- without intrusion by the schools or the state. Stop 
asking the government to raise other people's children with my tax dollars.

Making people urinate on demand beginning when they are very young 
desensitizes them to the government's war on people's privacy, personal 
liberties and dignity. Hitler and his Nazi youth groups would be proud.

Maybe the corrupt politicians and media are required to adhere to the party 
line of prohibition because law enforcement, customs, the prison and 
military industrial complex, the drug testing industry, the "drug 
treatment" industry, the INS, the CIA, the FBI, the DEA and the politicians 
themselves. can't live without the budget justification, not to mention the 
invisible profits, bribery, corruption and forfeiture benefits that 
prohibition affords them.

The drug war also promotes, justifies and perpetuates racist enforcement 
policies and is diminishing many freedoms and liberties that are supposed 
to be inalienable according to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Myron Von Hollingsworth, Fort Worth, Texas 
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