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Old August 31st, 2012, 07:13 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RazorSharp View Post
The reason your employer can make you take a drug test is because they are not the government and they are not bound by the Fourth Amendment. Don't like being drug tested by your employer? Form a union and put it in the union contract that your employer cannot drug test you without probable cause. To simplify this, the government cannot search your person (drug testing is considered searching your person) without probable cause. Being poor is not probable cause.

And clearly those people are in the vast, tiny minority.

Oh? And how would you find that one person to administer the drug test to? Lucky guesses? Russian roulette?
Yes, but your employer can also be the government, the same government that pays people on welfare.
Plenty of government workers have random drug tests that require no probable cause.

I'm not saying that being poor should grant a drug test. I'm saying people who abuse the system and are clearly doing so (I. E lying about work and/or using it to fuel their drug/shopping addiction) should be drug tested.

You'd be surprised at how many people are abusing this flawed system.

Again, probable cause. Look at their finances.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on the prison system.
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