Well if you are worried about them being drunk then why wouldn't you be worried about them driving equipment under the influence of a narcotic?? How does one drug test ensure the safety of the student and personnel? Well with the heavy equipment program it isn't just one test. They are randomly picked throughout the year just as they are on the job.
I don't see what the problem is with the drug testing since they are all going out to work internships throughout their schooling there. The programs are designed to put real work practice into their schooling. I would say good for them. Maybe if more colleges did this we wouldn't have as much problems with drugs and alcohol as we do now.
If you don't use drugs or alcohol then you have nothing to be afraid of. As for being unconstitutional that is a word that is tossed around waaay too much! I guess companies who require drug testing are also being unconsitutional?
Obama and pushing for better schools and teachers is a laugh and a half! If he was pushing so hard then we would see each and every dollar of the $10441 that we are supposed to! Instead we see less than $6000 per student. And guess who is left picking up the pieces, parents and the very teachers and students that he is supposed to support! And affordable health care - hah! Pretty soon we will all be on government health care and waiting in line to see a doctor because no one will want to be a doctor any longer. Sorry, but you cannot lump a brain surgeon in with a family practioner and pay them the same amount of money. If I want a family MD to operate on me, then I will go see them and tell them to do so. But please Mr. President, do not tell that is what I have to do.
So see Obama isn't the next savior of the world, but a human man with all of the human characteristics that tend to make us screw up! Be glad that all the people you have continued to knock were willing to pay the price that allows you to even have the freedom to speak out!
Your words are more of a repeating rant than factual history. Yes, there were many problems that have gone on since the creation of this country and long before! Presidents the last time I checked are men and men are not superheroes that you seem to think they should be but people who make mistakes.
You are right that there are many atrocities that happened in our country over the last 200 plus years and there are more to come if man continues to be well, human.
You say that you are loving the fact that our fate is now in the hands of an ancestor of the people that were brought here in chains. I am not loving the fact, but proud of the fact that America has put the past behind us and moved forward. A fact which you are obviously lacking since you cannot seem to let go of what happened before. We can't change what past presidents or citizens did just as we can't change what future presidents or citizens will do.
But Obama is not all clean and sparkly like you want to make him seem. He has his own agenda just as everyone else in the past has.
While he didn't make this mess all on his own, he also has not helped the situation by ramrodding things down the throats of American citizens. He likes things his way like everyone does and when he doesn't get it then he plays the game of if I can't have it my way then you can't have it at all.
As for your comment on whether or not the faces on Mount Rushmore loved their country and countrymen more the answer is YES! They fought in wars, they led their country and countrymen, and they didn't shirkk their duties. Washington led armies during the American Revolution which by the way guess what, won you the freedom of speech! Roosevelt served in the war and made many inroads into environmentalism and foreign policy. Jefferson was the one who drafted the Declaration of Independence, so again someone who gave you many of the freedoms that you so love and admire. Lincoln supported a joint union and stopping slavery. Sure it helped him along the way, but the ultimate end was worth the other perks that came along with winning the war. He also made the ultimate sacrifice being shot and killed by someone who supported slavery and the separation of north and south. So did those faces love their country and countrymen more - I would have to say yes! Did Obama ever serve - nope! So please do not think to compare Obama to some of the greatest minds and creators of our country simply based on some of their beliefs. I do not agree with everything they believed or stood for, but I will certainly not disrespect them as you have!
Now as according to your post you don't understand why religion and churches are being brought in I don't understand why you are singling out a religion. I happen to have been born, bred, and raised Baptist and I DO NOT think in those terms. So please don't lump everyone together!
The second hand smoke is blown directly into the face of another person who then inhales it WITHOUT the benefit of a filter. Much like you can get high from being in a room with pot smokers you can have reactions and issues from being in rooms with cigarette smokers.
You must not have been raised in a home with smokers. If you were you would certainly remember being in the car and trapped in a fog of smoke that you had to breathe in and out repeatedly.
America is dying because of people like you. Second hand smoke may not actually "kill" you but it leads to other phsyical issues and diseases that do. You really do need to read up and lighten up.
I don't agree with taking away business owners rights to decide who they want for customers, but I also do not want to have to sit in the next booth with someone blowing smoke back my way. It is about respect, from both sides. If the restaurants had not made it impossible to be separated then it wouldn't be an issue. But when you walk in and a fake plant is the separation, then that is an issue.
Just like the business owners and the smokers, I and other non smokers have rights too. Or did you overlook that when you were considering everyone's "rights"??
I have to agree with Rickster and asb on this. There is too much that prisoners are given without earning it. They are entitled to a roof over their heads, 3 square meals a day, and the ability to get out in the sun at least once per day. Otherwise, they aren't entitled to too much by my standards.
What happened to the prisons making their prisoners grow their own food, sew their own clothes, and butcher their own meat?? When they did this and had to do hard labor - breaking rock in the middle of the quad, then it wasn't such a fun time and they actually paid for themselves. We need to get back to them becoming self-sustaining instead of the tax payers sustaining them.
Making sure that the people who do the hard crimes serve the hard time will help. Prisons do need to be reformed.
Really, what "rights" are they taking away?? Oh right, probably the same ones that African Americans have been taking away for generations right? Or how about those Irish born immigrants, the Jews, or any other race, ethnicity, or group of people who aren't white collar white people like you!
Talk about bigotry and hate, you seem pretty full of it! Every person in the military that is putting their life on the line so you can be exactly WHO YOU ARE deserves your and my respect! Stop hiding in the shadows behind the Bible and your morality charges and step up. If you are really that hateful then go live somewhere by yourself so that you aren't confronted and abused by all the different people in the world!
And apparently neither is yours! You forgot the whole turn the other cheek thing and the fact that we are supposed to forgive our neighbors. I don't know what Bible you are reading but that is pretty important in mine. You are not the judge, jury, and executioner like you want to believe. If you are truly a Christian then you will love everyone no matter what their inclinations and point out that God doesn't believe in that, but you really, really shouldn't tell them they are horrible people set to die in the pits of hellfire like you seem wont to do.
I agree with you. Let's go get that rock that Cain smacked Able around with and then find all of the ones like it and never, ever allow anyone to have the use of them again! Absurd!!
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