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Why don't we drug and alcohol test all appointed and elected officials?

Posted on 03/05/2013 10:52:10 AM PST by jyro

I've been drug and alcohol tested for the last 20 years at my work. It's random and occurs every year. It only seems logical to test all officials also.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: alcohol; drugs; drugtest; politicians; sanity

1 posted on 03/05/2013 10:52:25 AM PST by jyro
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To: jyro

Well, a large part of the problem is that they write the laws.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 10:54:29 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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“Well, a large part of the problem is that they write the laws.”

Yep. Couple that with an inattentive, stupid public, and the results aren’t good.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 10:58:42 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: jyro
The Supreme Court already said it is unconstitutional.

It would useless, too. But that's a different story.

4 posted on 03/05/2013 11:03:11 AM PST by gdani
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To: jyro

I think we need to drug our elected officials with either thorazine or nebutal. They will do less damage that way.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 11:09:18 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: 1rudeboy
"a large part of the problem is that they write the laws."

I'd press that comment for fact. I don't think a legislator has written a bill themselves for decades. Legislation is drafted by the lobbying crowd and then delivered to staffers for approval. Then it's announced out of committe from a committee which has no idea what is in the bill besides declaring that we need to pass it to find out what's in it.

No sireee, I say stay safe and drug them up good-n-hard.

6 posted on 03/05/2013 11:13:24 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: jyro
If not for government, what would these drunks have done for a living?


7 posted on 03/05/2013 11:15:03 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: jyro
If not for government, what would these drunks have done for a living?


8 posted on 03/05/2013 11:15:27 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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I’d settle for drug testing welfare recipients.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 11:15:56 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: jyro

I’ve been advocating this for years. The logic for testing is protecting the public by insuring safety.

What is more important and affects our safety and security than passing laws?

Every voting member of Congress should be tested before each vote and if any member fail, the entire vote should be postponed until they all test negative.


10 posted on 03/05/2013 11:20:33 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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Obama has the dark sunken eye sockets commonly associated with heroin addicts. I think he needs to be drug tested.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 11:30:10 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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An IQ and aptitude test wouldn’t hurt either.

Never will happen though. Funny story. I was working for a large oil company. Random drug testing for all operations personnel and contractors was the subject. I asked if this also applied to the office personnel and the management team? The room went dead silent. I was never popular but I was even less popular after this question.

I am reminded of the Ernie Pyle cartoon of a General surveying the Alps and remarking to his aide, “Beautiful view Captain. Is there one for the enlisted men?”


12 posted on 03/05/2013 11:36:14 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: jyro
On a related note, any politician who proposes gun control legislation should accompany the bill with a guarantee that no further gun violence will occur.

If the bill passes and further gun violence occurs, then he/she has to pay a $10,000,000 fine and spend ten years in jail.

13 posted on 03/05/2013 11:38:59 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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I’d like to have their bank accounts exposed 5 years prior till 10 years after they leave office.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 11:43:15 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If the bill passes and further gun violence occurs, then he/she has to pay a $10,000,000 fine and spend ten years in jail.

I'd be willing to impose that for ANY legislation that ends up having "unintended consequences." I'm tired of being the subject of gubbermint social experiments. What does it take for we the people to just be left the hell alone?

Rant Off
15 posted on 03/05/2013 11:45:46 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: jyro

I’ve been drug and alcohol tested for the last 20 years at my work. It’s random and occurs every year. It only seems logical to test all officials also.

I agree.People who plan on serving the public as politicians should be requiered nation wide to submit for a Background check,Narcitics abuse check,as well as a psycogical test.

These morons that are voted into office are ruining the lives of not only the Amercan people but also the lifeblood of the economic system.

If they can mandate that we get a background check to buy and carry a gun so should they.Hey!Whats Good for the Goose is good for the Gander.


16 posted on 03/05/2013 11:56:27 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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I think it is that we just don’t want to know what sort of reprobates are making our laws...


17 posted on 03/05/2013 12:01:51 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: PhiloBedo

And while they’re at it how about mandatory lie detector tests with the following questions:
1) Have you ever stolen from the federal gov’t or your campaign funds
2) Are you now or ever have been delinquint on paying your taxes;
3) Have you taken funds from special interest groups or donors with the express intent to vote on a matter as a result.(Bribery)


18 posted on 03/05/2013 12:06:44 PM PST by princess leah
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Working for a living, you are drug-tested to keep employed.

Living off others, like the inner-city tribal parasites, you don't have to pass any tests, and can use your handouts to buy your crack, pot, booze, tatoos, etc., with no hassle whatsoever.

19 posted on 03/05/2013 1:57:46 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: puppypusher

They’re not serving the public. They’re screwing the public.


20 posted on 03/05/2013 2:22:37 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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They’re not serving the public. They’re screwing the public.

Your right.All the more reason to force these SOB’s to take a background and psychological test.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 2:35:04 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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