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Long Island Lawmaker Saladino Wants Parents To Drug Test Teens Annually (or miss school)
New York CBS Local ^ | 8/02/11

Posted on 08/03/2011 5:23:52 AM PDT by Libloather

Long Island Lawmaker Saladino Wants Parents To Drug Test Teens Annually
Assemblyman's Proposal States If You Don't Comply You Can't Go To School
August 2, 2011 10:30 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With drug abuse on the rise, should parents be required by law to test their children? One Long Island lawmaker says yes.

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) has introduced a bill that would require parents of high school students to give their children annual drug tests.

“If they dont do it, the student would not be allowed into school,” Saladino told CBS 2′s Jennifer McLogan.

The proposal would mandate that parents administer the test and sign a statement swearing it was performed. The results wouldn’t be disclosed — not even to the school.

“Ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th grades — the parent has to sign a form that is handed into the school district that states they have conducted a drug test on their child, and that they have seen the results,” said Saladino, who later added it’s up to the parents to decide what to do with the results.

Saladino said the drug test would help parents find out if there is a problem and whether treatment should be sought.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drug; ny; school; test
Teachers, too.
1 posted on 08/03/2011 5:23:58 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Joseph Saladino needs to be KICKED out of the republican party.

Passing a law over parental authority is liberal crap.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 5:28:17 AM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Libloather

Saladino is the one who needs to be drug-tested. Immediately.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 5:30:10 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Libloather

Teachers, first!


4 posted on 08/03/2011 5:34:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Libloather

Time to homeschool. If they lose enough gubmint money they will reverse the policy.


5 posted on 08/03/2011 5:35:32 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Libloather

Reason #5,612 my children will never attend public school...


6 posted on 08/03/2011 5:36:35 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: Libloather
Hey Assemblyman Saladino here's an idea for you to chew on..
Every Politician Elected to ANY office in the land be Drug Tested twice a year -- and -- (you'll love this one Joe) be given a Breathalyzer test EACH DAY before 'work' (or whatever you people call it).
Yes, I realize this will have an economic impact. Every Lounge, Bar or Liquor Store near a gubmint building will lose money as most of you politicians are stark raving mad DRUNKS! (see; Kennedy Family)

And I'm serious 'Joe'. New York should set the example for America.
I'm also sure mayor Napoleon, oops -- Bloomie, would approve of this too.

7 posted on 08/03/2011 5:38:09 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Libloather

This is the beginning of boiling the frog. First they propose that the parents do the test and NOT disclose the results to the school. Next, they will propose that the school perform the test and give the results to the parents. If a parent truly worries that their child is taking drugs, there are over the counter drug tests at CVS and Rite Aid. Personally, I don’t have a fear thus far. Not one worry in the world.


8 posted on 08/03/2011 5:38:48 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Libloather

People like this guy are the main reason I will not join, or even donate money to, the republican party.


9 posted on 08/03/2011 5:45:26 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Libloather

Another nazi with a dream. Spare us from the tyranny of well-intentioned people who are acting in “ our best interests”


10 posted on 08/03/2011 5:47:15 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Libloather

So if they test positive or don’t test at all, then what? No education? Not only is it stupid, it won’t happen. Not in a million years. Grandstanding idiot.


11 posted on 08/03/2011 5:54:37 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Libloather
The proposal would mandate that parents administer the test and sign a statement swearing it was performed. The results wouldn’t be disclosed — not even to the school.

Yep, I sure did give the test as required by law. I wrote on a piece of paper, Are you Using Drugs? Check Yes or No. My child checked No. So he has been Drug Tested. I shall sign the statement and swear it was performed with a clean conscience.

12 posted on 08/03/2011 5:54:41 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Libloather

Public schools=public money=other peoples tax money


13 posted on 08/03/2011 5:59:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Drug test all politicians because they are all dopes.


14 posted on 08/03/2011 6:04:33 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Libloather

“Teachers, too...”

You don’ think the teachers would submit to such an intrusion, do you? When my son was in middle school, one teacher showed up to class on numerous occasions “drunk as a skunk”. A substitute that my son had for honors science actually took pills from a prescription orange tube (the ones you get from pharmacies) till she passed out.


15 posted on 08/03/2011 6:09:27 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Libloather
How did this clown ever get elected to anything?
16 posted on 08/03/2011 6:11:56 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Tax-chick

Teachers first is right! However, i have drug tested my kids, more often than once a year. i have two teen-agers [16 & 17] and they have been told the condition for retaining the right to drive my car they have to take a drug test anytime i want to give them one. Get used to it, that is how there life will be is what I tell them. We have drug test kits in the frdige in the kitchen. Their friends know it and we have told them that if they feel any peer pressure they can tell their friends, “look, my parents drug test me!”


17 posted on 08/03/2011 6:22:43 AM PDT by Why So Serious
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To: Libloather; All
GRRRRRREAT thread. Thanks to all posters.

Here's a concept Saladino, you POS totalitarian wannabee. DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and DOMESTIC.

From "The Law" - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850 (CAPS mine)...

Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole — with their common aim of legal plunder — constitute socialism.

You say: "There are persons who lack education," and you turn to the law. But the law is not, in itself, a torch of learning which shines its light abroad. The law extends over a society where some persons have knowledge and others do not; where some citizens need to learn, and others can teach. In this matter of education, the law has only two alternatives: It can permit this transaction of teaching-and-learning to operate freely and without the use of force, or it can force human wills in this matter by taking from some of them enough to pay the teachers who are appointed by government to instruct others, without charge. But in this second case, the law commits legal plunder by violating liberty and property.

Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.

Solution for totalitarian/socialist Saladino...

Legislatures (state and federal) can be part-time jobs with 1/10th pay, NO retirement, NO perks, NO insurance. These POS politicians can get a job doing something productive not "progressive" (like enriching themselves at our expense, while they are enslaving us, our children and grandchildren).

...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness... - Declaration of Independence

ALTER it.

18 posted on 08/03/2011 6:28:55 AM PDT by PGalt
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"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson

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19 posted on 08/03/2011 6:45:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Libloather
Time for the famous C.S. Lewis quote:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

20 posted on 08/03/2011 7:06:55 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: Libloather

It is the politicians, not the kids, that are causing all the problems.


21 posted on 08/03/2011 7:08:49 AM PDT by sport
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To: GreaterSwiss

“Joseph Saladino needs to be KICKED out of the republican party.

Passing a law over parental authority is liberal crap.”

Another government is supreme type, we must get use to the control of our masters. If there is no cause to test then do test. The Catholic schools here do hair testing. The program was started by the DA, who we later found out had a financial interest in the lab.


22 posted on 08/03/2011 7:44:29 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GreaterSwiss

The guy probably never heard of the constitution let alone respects it’s spirit.

We really do need to kick back at Republicans who think like this. We have McCain, Graham, Leiberman and plenty of others in the Congress, too. Their never ending crack down on the freedoms, privacy and dignity of the American public in the name of fighting Islamic terrorism is shameful. They have “progressed” to be toltarian with their friends across the aisle.


23 posted on 08/03/2011 7:48:58 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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