The 4th Amendmentguards against unreasonable searches and seizures. That all depends on your definition of unreasonable.
Even the justices that did ruled it constitutional (Kennedy, etc) acknowledged it was a direct violation of the 4th Amendment. They said it was OK due to a compelling government interest (Scalia and three others dissented saying there was no harm proven in not doing it and that it was a blatant violation of the Constitution).
Personally, after spending over 22 years in the US Army, I hardly find it unreasonable.
When you are in the Army, you have given up your constitutional rights so I can understand why it is OK in the military.
I dont want anyone working around me, regardless of occupation, who could be compromised in their judgement, execution of their duties, or there DRIVING ABILITIES through the use of illegal (of for that matter, the abuse of legal) drugs.
So drug testing gives you a false sense of security? The whole drug testing thing was a totally manufactured crisis to take more of our rights away. When they started it, planes were not falling out of the sky, trucks were not crashing with drug crazed people. It was completely a fear mongering attempt by people who hate the Constitution and freedom.
I guess those guys who died on the beaches of Normandy did it for nothing.
It always seems the ones who speak the loudest about this are the ones who dont want to be tested. How often do you partake?
Where is your evidence of this? So all people who support the Constitution are druggies? Personally, I would never work for someone who would do random drug testing. I think it is very humiliating and degrading to pee into a cup on demand. Not a very good way to establish a trust relationship with someone.
As I continued reading, I see that you at least understand that the military has to do it because we have some of our rights taken away during the time we serve. Thanks for that. Sorry about the radical call but it just seemed crazy. Had you said everyone but military it would have been cool. Anyway have a great day.
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