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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Oh, the self-adulation of populists is on full display here.

    I suppose this proposal has a certain allure to those who think that the adage of picking the first few hundred names in a phone book to public service is a good idea.....but it's about as foolish.
    I know what you mean man, how dare people want politicians to he held to the same standards as everybody else is. Don't these people know that politicians are their betters.What country do they think this is? America?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The laws and policies a politician make can effect and put way more people in peril than any bus/subway drivers, truck drivers, pilots,and etc.
    You're trying to compare the work of a collective legislature with the work of a single individual. Do you have evidence of houses of government rife with drug addled representatives passing such dangerous laws? One pilot or bus driver high on whatever can immediately wipe out the lives of hundreds. Can a single high politician do that in his/her work?
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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You're trying to compare the work of a collective legislature with the work of a single individual. Do you have evidence of houses of government rife with drug addled representatives passing such dangerous laws? One pilot or bus driver high on whatever can immediately wipe out the lives of hundreds. Can a single high politician do that in his/her work?
    The vote of one elected official can mean hundreds of thousands of people dying in a war, being incarcerated for something that used to be legal, suffering the consequences of something that that used to be illegal now made legal or generations being put in massive debt over a spending bill.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The vote of one elected official can mean hundreds of thousands of people dying in a war, being incarcerated for something that used to be legal, suffering the consequences of something that that used to be illegal now made legal or generations being put in massive debt over a spending bill.
    So if 220 some sober House members and one high House member plus 65 sober Senators and one high Senator authorize war, it's the two high guys/gals who caused the war, not the other 280 or so who voted with them?
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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Hell yes they should be drug tested, they are Government workers that live of us the tax payers, if they wanna DT Welfare receipents, then fine you have to be tested too, and I bet a lot of them no doubt would fail...

    What's good for the Goose is good for the gander...

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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, no one should be drug tested without a warrant or court order. Private companies shouldn't be able to require it of employees. It's none of their business unless the employee shows up drunk or high to work, and then you can fire them for the behavior, not the result of a test.
    The problem here I that you want to avoid people making mistakes and this is why people should be randomly tested if the quality or safety of their work is in jeopardy when under the influence of drugs/alcohol. This also applies to people who work for the government. I remember President Jeltsin with his big red nose. It's pretty scary to think that a man like that is leading one of the most powerful countries in the world.

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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Yeah, sure, it might remove Jeb from positions of power.

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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    I do agree with what you're saying, but james' "good for the goose, good for the gander" argument carries the day.
    I'd rather fix the wrong instead of compound it.
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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'd rather fix the wrong instead of compound it.
    Couldn't you fix the wrong and stop future wrongs by making these politicians adhere to the same laws that they impose on everybody else?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should politcians be legally required to take drug tests?

    Sure. I'd be for that.

    Most would have the connections to get Dr's to authorize most precriptions anyway tho. ANd the minute they did that, they would be protected by medical privacy laws and the info wouldnt be available publicly.
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