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.
Before I retired from the National Guard, I was subject to random drug testing from 4 different government agencies.
USCG (I hold a “Merchant Mariners Document” for my job)
ODOT (I have a class A CDL for my job)
Marion County Public Works (my employer)
OR National Guard
Never flunked a test. It’s not that hard. Just don’t do drugs...
ACLU just trying to keep Cloward/Piven alive and well...
The new law assumes that everyone who needs a little help has a drug problem, Lebron said Wednesday.
Ive been subject to drug testing in order to hold a job since 1985. I dont care. What I do care about is paying somebody to lay around all day doing drugs on my tax money.
You want MY money, then you gotta piss in the bottle. Exceptions will be given for people who are prescribed opioids.
Florida big news ping!
The ACLU hates being beaten at their own game.
I agree it’s unconstitutional - as unconstitutional as taking my money to give to someone else. Ya wanna throw out one part of it to get what you want? Fine. I wanna throw out another part to stop you.
When the ACLU wants to get serious about the Constitution - instead of using it as a weapon against my country - then we’ll talk.
Welfare isn't a right.
is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures,
There is nothing unreasonable in requiring someone that is asking for taxpayer dollars to support them being asked to take a drug test. You don’t want to test then don;t apply for welfare.........