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But, people DO have objections to these things! Some people just gloss over it because they are in need of employment.
SCOTUS has never upheld across-the-board drug testing. Any drug testing that was upheld in public schools (read minors, not full adult citizens) were only for those participating in some sort of school extracurricular activity. They have NEVER EVER EVER upheld across-the-board, no suspicion based drug testing of students.
Radical individualism was exactly what was contemplated by our founders!
IF America is "circling the bowl" it is because we so freely give up what the forefathers fought hard to secure--our rights!
Your argument is moot....who is to say that the person fixing my brakes was drug free in school but now an addict? What if the person fixing my brakes (btw, on my American made by American company vehicle) was drunk? What test would cover that? It's all a big ruse in the name of "safety"...but as one of our forefathers said: "Those who are willing to give up liberty for security deserve neither"
I think Westboro BAPTIST is considered pretty right wing.
Cheers to the six students who stood up against the Linn State beuracracy and for their civil rights!
Even if that was (as in past tense) the case, the 14th amendment has been interpreted by SCOTUS as stating the Bill of Rights also apply to the states.
What people are pointing out is that the students pay for the drug testing. BUT (yes a big BUT), most students at Linn Tech are on student financial aid. That means you and I and our tax dollars are really paying for this waste of time and money.
Ballgame is right about the slippery slope. Next it will be random searches of college dorms for drugs or any other illegal activities. Then it will be all student housing, cuz we can't discriminate just because someone lives off campus. Then it will be all housing by all people. Who needs a search warrant when people so callously toss off the civil liberties of others?
In the end, why do I have the feeling that if we checked the Missouri Ethics Commission reports we would find a lot of donations from a drug testing company?
Why do our colleges waste their time with kids who are hungover? Or kids who are texting instead of listening to the prof? What about the kid surfing the web? Really, we can't control all behavior.
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