View Poll Results: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabled

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    We need to figure out what makes someone kick the addiction.
    Better, stronger drugs. Supercrack ftw.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Absolutely...so long as "disabled" are given no rights the rest of us cannot enjoy, such as sucking down taxpayer dollars being spent on unconstitutional social engineering welfare programs.

    My response isn't included in the poll options.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Well, if their drug habit's so bad that they can't work, it's either put them on Disability or execute them. We can't have them dying in the street.
    Why not?

    It's their body, their choice, right?

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I hate to break it to you guys but lots of federal programs already consider addicts disabled.
    Those programs should be ended immediately.

    We have a perpetual budget crisis in progress.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    I think anyone who entertains the idea to consider junkies as apart of the actual disabled is a complete idiot. People are disabled because of some unfortunate event that happened in their lives. A junkie destroys his/her body willingly there shouldn't even be a comparison.
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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Why not?

    It's their body, their choice, right?
    Yes, but they're our streets and we don't want dead junkies cluttering them up.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Some addicts are self-medicating a pre-existing illness and then fall into the addiction as a secondary consequence. I think it would be fair to assess people who are detained to see if they qualify as mentally ill, and then go from there.

    You can only give them so many chances before they continually neglect the system and waste resources. I just think it's unfortunate when the mentally ill get put in jail.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes, but they're our streets and we don't want dead junkies cluttering them up.
    Problem solved.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes, but they're our streets and we don't want dead junkies cluttering them up.
    Clearly your town needs more raccoons.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Well...first of all, the entire premise of this thread is wrong....but who would have thought FoxNews might report false information?

    Being a drug addict is not considered a "disability" under California law.

    This is probably yet again another instance of Fauxnews twisting the facts.
    There are probably a lot of homeless drug addicts that have mental illnesses that constitute a disability. But being a drug addict in and of itself is not considered a disability.
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