Pubdate: Wed, 10 Jul 2002
Source: Racine Journal Times, The (WI)
Copyright: 2002, The Racine Journal Times
Author: Myron Von Hollingsworth
Bookmark: (Drug Testing)
Bookmark: (Youth)


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 in the name of "the drug problem" which, in reality, 
is a prohibition problem.

Worse yet, drug testing will encourage people to use harder, more 
addictive, destructive and deadly drugs because they are water soluble and 
harder to detect via urine tests.

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, the politicians 
themselves et al 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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