Pubdate: Fri, 17 Dec 2004
Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)
Copyright: 2004 Detroit Free Press
Author: Ron J. Cooper, III


I think the idea of random drug testing in school is intrusive, an
abridgement of human rights, and evidence of a draconian society that
attempts to legislate behavior instead of attacking it from the source.

If you want to give random drug tests to students, why not do it right
and give random drug tests to those who need it most -- for example,
all police officers, firefighters, teachers, college professors,
welfare recipients, airline pilots, bus drivers, all government
officials and anyone who makes public policy?

The whole idea is stupid. If you want to get rid of drugs, get rid of
the people at the top who let the drugs in -- the paid-off drug
enforcement agents, border patrols, politicians and others who bend
the rules to make a buck.

Ron J. Cooper III

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