Test me, test them

October 26, 2011 

In her Oct. 23 Point of View article ("Speaker's drug plan tests the limits"), Louisa Warren states that the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a drug test must be based on some suspicion of wrongdoing to pass constitutional muster, so testing recipients of government assistance is unconstitutional.

Would she help me file a claim because I was tested for drugs before I could get my nursing license and again before I could get a job? I might have a case!

Most people who are employed get tested for drugs prior to getting their jobs. I don't have a problem with that. But somehow testing someone who doesn't work and takes my hard-earned tax money as assistance is unconstitutional? Something is wrong with this picture.

Anne Jenkins


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