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Thread: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

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    Re: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I voted yes because I don't think they should be afforded any liberty that is above the liberty afforded by any other American. The government has the power to enforce drug testing or outlaw it. If they had to do random's, like any other common citizen might be forced to submit, they's get a feel for what it's like living under their own rules.

    Hell, not just piss tests, I wish they'd make politicians take polygraphs too. Four times a year. Random. Screw politicians.
    If we drug test the government, which is a public institution, then they can turn around and drug test us for any reason. Drug testing tends to occur in private companies except in cases related to crime and enforcement (i.e. drinking and driving, probation requirements, etc.).

    Yes they have a job and we are their "employers" but it's still the public realm so they should be afforded the same freedoms we are.

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    Re: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I think the assholes that have turned our system into a living, smelly, complex, perverted labyrinth of latrines need to experience a little of the crap we have to put up with on a daily basis.
    Don't blame your failure to achieve financial success on Congress, bro.

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    Re: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Do you think Congress would pass such a law?
    See, that's the problem in this country, we keep putting the foxes in charge of the henhouse and wondering why nothing ever changes. When you put lawyers in charge of the legal system and politicians in charge of the political system, is it any surprise that no reform ever gets done? The people who have to enact the changes are the ones who already benefit from the current system!
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    Re: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Can we also test them for intelligence and common sense? I have a feeling most would fail.
    I feel like that is far more important.

    And in some cases, doping up members of Congress may improve the legislation as well as efficiency. Some are so bat**** crazy that drugs may actually make them sane.
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    Re: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    If we drug test the government, which is a public institution, then they can turn around and drug test us for any reason. Drug testing tends to occur in private companies except in cases related to crime and enforcement (i.e. drinking and driving, probation requirements, etc.).

    Yes they have a job and we are their "employers" but it's still the public realm so they should be afforded the same freedoms we are.
    We piss test the military, we piss test law enforcement and other tax payer funded employees, elected politicians should not be exempt. It doesn't matter if it is a public institution, they are our employees.
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    Re: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    No.

    Nobody should be subjected to drug testing without reason.

    Nobody should be subjected to any drug test that does anything other than test for current impairment (with an exception for a situation such as probation restriction).

    And, just to complete the thought, testing of minors would be under the discretion of the parents.
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    Cool Re: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFungus420 View Post
    No.

    Nobody should be subjected to drug testing without reason.

    Nobody should be subjected to any drug test that does anything other than test for current impairment (with an exception for a situation such as probation restriction).
    Considering the incompetence of those in office one has to wonder how impaired they are. Too be on the safe side they should be be tested for drug use just like any other employee who ****s up.
    "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: Isn't it time to drug test Congress... frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    We piss test the military, we piss test law enforcement and other tax payer funded employees, elected politicians should not be exempt. It doesn't matter if it is a public institution, they are our employees.
    I was just about to say....

    Ditto that.


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