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    Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

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    I voted yes. We drug test a lot of American workers whose drug use could cause harm to others. Politicians and bureaucrats can cause a worse train wreck than any of them. Why should they be immune?

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

    i dont think so,its my opinion that every time a politician makes a good decision, its 'cause they're stoned

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i dont think so,its my opinion that every time a politician makes a good decision, its 'cause they're stoned
    That's a good point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    "Driving my train high on cocaine" ("Casey Jones")

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    I voted yes. We drug test a lot of American workers whose drug use could cause harm to others. Politicians and bureaucrats can cause a worse train wreck than any of them. Why should they be immune?
    Yes.They should be subjected to the same rules and regulations as all other tax payer funded employees such as law enforcement, the military and everyone else.Why should those in office be exempt?
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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    No.

    I already consider drug testing an invasion of privacy if done without cause, so this does not float.

    Now if their is evidence of drug use, by all means, this would go for anyone on the job.
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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    No, I do not......
    However, I have no problem with a pre-scheduled pre-employment test....
    If you can't piss clean for a test you know is coming up & it is a prerequisite for employment, you have a problem.....
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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    I don't support mandatory drug testing for anyone. If an employee exhibits behaviors which indicate he may be using on the job, then fine, but otherwise, innocent until proven guilty based on evidence is my motto.

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

    I agree with the posters here who voted no, even though I voted yes.

    My ulterior motive is that if they had to be tested then maybe they would stop mandatory drug testing for everyone.

    We got along without drug testing for years until the unconstitutional war on drugs/people started.

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

    Drug tests, along with eye exams and other physical tests should be conducted for people whose jobs entail work that could jeopardize public safety if they are impaired. Truck drivers, train engineers, airline pilots, and so on need to be screened to be sure that they are physically capable of doing their jobs.

    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 the rest of us, there is no valid reason to invade individual privacy. It's way past time to end the so called "war on drugs."
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    Re: Should mandatory drug testing be required for government officials?

    Instead of drug tests, I would rather politicians were hooked up to a lie detector whenever they're speaking.
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