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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Instead of drug tests, I would rather politicians were hooked up to a lie detector whenever they're speaking.
    LOL! Great idea! Then, lets record the results and put it on the internet for all to see.
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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    They want to work on our dime.

    They want to impose regulations on us.

    Why not?

    The federal government should not be allowed to impose drug testing rules on private businesses, but government isn't a private business.


    Start with the President, work your way down.

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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    At first I thought, “yes, they should be drug tested” then gave thought to what I believe some of the main problems we have today in the United States: Government larger then it has to be and over population. Define government employee. Could that be a mail man, or a lawyer? Yes, people should not preform activities that involve the risk of life or death over others impaired on drugs. Look at your daily activities though, risk is involved every time to drive to work or eat food. Should we regulate every activity of every human being? I know this is a touchy subject, but I would propose some form of population control. Not by killing anyone already alive, but by having an individual understand the risks of over population in the area they live, and choosing weather or not to have a child. In this way you wouldn’t keep treating symptoms of modern life, but create the conditions in which you can hope for a cure.

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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by Io0011 View Post
    Look at your daily activities though, risk is involved every time to drive to work or eat food. Should we regulate every activity of every human being?
    According to many politicians and a good number of citizens, the answer should be yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Io0011 View Post
    I know this is a touchy subject, but I would propose some form of population control. Not by killing anyone already alive, but by having an individual understand the risks of over population in the area they live, and choosing weather or not to have a child. In this way you wouldn’t keep treating symptoms of modern life, but create the conditions in which you can hope for a cure.
    It's a great idea in theory, but not workable, because most people aren't intelligent or thoughtful enough to live their lives according to what is sensible and sane. It's a shame, but it seems to be true.

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    idea Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Instead of drug tests, I would rather politicians were hooked up to a lie detector whenever they're speaking.
    That's funny but it's a great idea.

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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they fail any of the tests, then that needs to be treated as a medical problem. Failed the drug test? Addicted to something? Medical intervention is necessary. Failed the vision test? No different, just visit your optometrist.
    For every job that could endanger the public is a very large list, every person taking these tests would require an enormous bureaucracy. Who would pay for it? Who would make sure you couldn't just buy your way around it? I think it would create more problems then it solves. Much like most government feel good fixes today.

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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by Io0011 View Post
    For every job that could endanger the public is a very large list, every person taking these tests would require an enormous bureaucracy. Who would pay for it? Who would make sure you couldn't just buy your way around it? I think it would create more problems then it solves. Much like most government feel good fixes today.
    Maybe, maybe not. It could just be a part of the licensing process. What job that could endanger public safety doesn't already require a license to perform it?
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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's a great idea in theory, but not workable, because most people aren't intelligent or thoughtful enough to live their lives according to what is sensible and sane. It's a shame, but it seems to be true.
    I know, but the alternative is to use force on others or do nothing. Using force is kind of amoral and creates problems like restance and unintended consequences. Doing nothing means our species will no longer be able to support it self and we could all die or have unthinkable consequences like total control over everyone who lives, with the people who make those choices main goal of staying in power and acquiring more power.

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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by Io0011 View Post
    I know, but the alternative is to use force on others or do nothing. Using force is kind of amoral and creates problems like restance and unintended consequences. Doing nothing means our species will no longer be able to support it self and we could all die or have unthinkable consequences like total control over everyone who lives, with the people who make those choices main goal of staying in power and acquiring more power.
    You left out option 3. Let nature take its course, and let people suffer the consequences of their choices at the personal level.

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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You left out option 3. Let nature take its course, and let people suffer the consequences of their choices at the personal level.
    Like we did with the housing markets idea that everyone should be able to afford a house regardless of ability to pay? How about with the Government getting involved with the banks to make sure that there would be enough money to buy goods, like oil and gas.

    Over population and good intentions are two conditions that could wipe out every man woman and child on Earth. That is a big risk, understanding it and letting others see that risk may lead to solutions, instead of mistakes.
    Last edited by Io0011; 01-18-10 at 02:13 PM.

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