Pubdate: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
Source: Macon Telegraph (GA)
Copyright: 2011 The Macon Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Dwight Hirschinger


The Feb. 9 story of Catoosa County magistrate judge accused of using 
drugs, pointing guns as well as other bizarre behavior is the best 
example one can think of for the need to expand mandatory drug 
testing. For some reason, such efforts in the past have been deemed 
unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

Why is it acceptable for 90 percent or more of the working population 
to be routinely tested, yet there is an upper stratum that seems to 
be, how shall I say, above the law of reason? Don't get me wrong, I'm 
not against drug testing. I tested positive once, lost my job and it 
eventually turned out to be one of the best things to happen to me. I 
just think we need to level the playing field on this issue.

- -- Dwight Hirschinger

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