This article was suppose to be about legislation that is pending in Baton Rouge that will require people on welfare to be screened for drugs. I am all for that sort of screening, but blacks will say that it is there just to harass the black people. Well white people use drugs just as much as black people but we live in a state where there are more blacks on the welfare rolls than whites, so you can say that they may be targeting blacks. At the same time you can also say that blacks are doing it to themselves. No one is twisting anyone’s arm to make them use drugs.
The question is…… Why must we use drugs? Do we use drugs for medicinal reasons or do we use drugs to feel good. The answer to that question is, “to feel good.” Do we have to have them? NO. Would we die without them? NO. Would the world come to an end without them? HELL NO. Would we be happier without someone spending our money on drugs? YES, YES, YES.
Each and every person that has commented on this subject their comment has at least one redeeming point, but the main one that should be considered but will not, is the one that makes it manditory for anyone receiving any kind of compensation from our government is subject to be tested for drugs without prior notice. This should not be construed as being racial because the money that they receive is the money belonging to every man, woman, and child in the state of residence or the union.
If a person has any type of job that is connected to the federal, state, or local government, they should be subject to submit to random drug testing. All lower levels of employment of the federal, state, and cities require their employees to be tested. As a matter of fact you must be tested to just get the job.
I don’t think that anyone that is not using drugs will ever object to being tested. Only those people that have something to hide will object or try every trick in the book to hide the presence of drugs in their system. The only bad thing about thinking of fooling the system is there are more than one method of testing, and you never know which one is going to be used.
Some people will tell you that the government has enough control over our lives, but if you consider what is happening in this country and what it takes to keep it on an orderly track. Almost everyone is trying to circumvent our laws or rules. Everyone is a doctor and will tell you that drugs won’t hurt you. They will have every excuse in the world for doing what they are doing even though they know it is wrong.
The blacks will say that the people enacting laws that effect a small portion of the population are racist and congress is doing this just to find something against the black people. They will say that welfare laws are set-up just to stop helping the black people. Well if you check the older recipients, say sixty-five or older that are on welfare don’t use drugs and maybe they are also on medicare and medicade. There are lots of white people that also fall into this group. These people need assistance just to survive and in a lot of cases, what they receive is not sufficient.
The republicans will say that the money that these people receive is driving us into more debt, but if things were equal and their big businesses had treated people better long ago, maybe a larger number of these people would not be relying on the government to take care of them. Of course argument can be made for both sides of this problem.