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1 posted on 09/07/2011 4:51:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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The lead plaintiff in the case is Luis Lebron, a 35-year-old Navy veteran living in Orlando and attending the University of Central Florida.

A single father, he cares for his four-year-old son and disabled mother.

“The new law assumes that everyone who needs a little help has a drug problem,” Lebron said Wednesday. “It’s wrong and unfair. It judges a whole group of people on their temporary economic situation.”

Under the drug testing law, welfare applicants are required to pay for the test but are reimbursed by the state if it is negative.

Positive tests carry an immediate six-month ban on receiving welfare cash. A second positive test results in a three-year ban.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/aclu-navy-vet-sue-over-welfare-drug-testing-law/1190198


2 posted on 09/07/2011 4:56:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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i had to take a test to WORK TO PAY FOR THEIR WELFARE...
3 posted on 09/07/2011 4:57:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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how bout we stop providing welfare in florida


4 posted on 09/07/2011 4:58:16 PM PDT by jjw
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ACLU Plans Lawsuit Over Welfare Drug Tests

Of course. It's what they do.

Child abuse charges if you fail the drug test? Huh?

5 posted on 09/07/2011 4:58:36 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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The spokesman says Florida's drug testing law is unconstitutional, saying it violates the Fourth Amendment's search and seizure protections.

Where in the constitution is he granted a right to taxpayer-paid funds?

6 posted on 09/07/2011 5:02:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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They will lose this one.

LLS


11 posted on 09/07/2011 5:11:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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Hey, I had to pass a drug test to get my job, and hubby had to take one whenever they tell him to. Why shouldn’t they have to take one? So it’s ok for me to take one in order to support them, but they should e exempt? Sheesh.


13 posted on 09/07/2011 5:13:51 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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I don't live in Florida but I am sure that there are plenty of working people there who, like me, have had to take drug tests in order to work. Those are the people who provide the money that the welfare recipients get.

If the providers of the money have to take drug tests, why shouldn't those getting the money?

On one job, I administered some of the tests. One of the things we told new hires was that "No, you are not required to take the test, but if you don't, the company is not required to give you a job."

I don't see why it should be any different for public assistance.

Besides, if you can afford the illegal drugs, you don't much need the assistance, now do you?

14 posted on 09/07/2011 5:14:26 PM PDT by susannah59
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no fourth amendment violation is there. you do not have to accept help therefore if you choose not to accept help you don’t have to have the test.


18 posted on 09/07/2011 5:21:51 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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FUACLU!!
Gawd I am sick of these people.


20 posted on 09/07/2011 5:25:05 PM PDT by GnuHere
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How about a public campaign pointing out that the ACLU supports illegal drug users. I say it is high time the ACLU get it’s own medicine. Every time the ACLU supports a cause like this, the people ought to fight back.


22 posted on 09/07/2011 5:32:32 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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Yup, the welfare class lives better than those of us idiots paying the bill.

Ya, I am starting to think I am just as dumb as Obama for continuing to work 14-18 hours a day to pay for this crap.

I had to pee in a cup a week ago just so I could work my a$$ off to pay the taxes for someone else to sit on theirs.

I’m a little miffed.


27 posted on 09/07/2011 5:43:25 PM PDT by cableguymn
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The ACLU is a Communist front organization. See their charter. That’s all one needs to know.


28 posted on 09/07/2011 5:44:37 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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This is precisely why I’d vote for Michael Savage for President if he ran. He knows who the real enemies of America are. What candidate has so much as mentioned the ACLU, let alone promised to take them on as the legal racketeering group they are? Answer: no one.


29 posted on 09/07/2011 5:45:03 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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If you want to take my money than you should have to take a drug test...like I do...


32 posted on 09/07/2011 5:50:10 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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Meanwhile, if I want to fly on a commercial airplane, I have to let someone “touch my junk” or go to jail but that’s NOT a violation of the 4th?


35 posted on 09/07/2011 6:14:11 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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Flippin’ bottom-feeding, bottom tier lawyers who can’t get jobs at real law firms so they have to join the aCLU as a way of making themselves a royal pain in the ass to decent, normal Americans.


37 posted on 09/07/2011 6:32:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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I have a different perspective. I think it’s illegal to test for drugs in ANYBODY! For the same reasons given in the law suit. I hope they win. Not because welfare recipients should be exempt while workers aren’t, but because nobody should have to have their civil rights violated.

Workers aren’t guaranteed a constitutional right to being hired on a job, either!!

I don’t do drugs, but I RESENT having to prove I’m not guilty! By golly, if my job performance indicates differently, then that’s a different story. I don’t think anybody should have the right to check your credit before hiring you, either.


38 posted on 09/07/2011 6:35:18 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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Welfare Drug Tests a.k.a. Urine the Money!


39 posted on 09/07/2011 6:36:20 PM PDT by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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Hey ACLU, you want to drive-get a license. You want to be a doctor-get a medical license. Lots of things have preconditions.

Be a US citizen and still be bresthing to vote, for example.

If they want OUR money, then they will follow the rules that are established.


43 posted on 09/07/2011 7:22:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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