I have to admit that honestly, I’m 100% thoroughly and completely impressed with, and totally behind this action. While I strongly believe that what you do with or put in your own body behind closed doors is your own damn business and nobody else’s, certainly not the fucking government’s, I have to wholeheartedly applaud the fact that someone in some kind of position of actual power is finally saying “Hey! Let’s not make taxpayers supply this chick’s crack rocks, or this dude’s black tar, or this girl’s meth, or that guy’s ganja! Or any other of the cornucopia of abused drugs readily available to anyone with the cash!” Okay, so maybe he didn’t say it quite like that, but the fact remains; this is an incredibly good idea. It’s bad enough people are abusing the welfare system all across the United States, but it’s even worse when mothers are buying cocaine instead of feeding their however many possibly illegitimate children. Or fathers are spending their welfare checks on Oxycontin and Budweiser because they hate themselves and don’t want to pay their child support. (Granted these are pretty worst-case scenarios, but honestly, how accurate do you think they probably are?)
Well no more, says the Governor of Florida. He signed a measure that will take effect July 1st which will require all adults requesting welfare assistance to submit to drug screening. While I personally am a registered Democrat, I can’t say I agree with Democrats’ attack on the legislature, calling it unconstitutional and a blatant invasion of privacy. I’m sorry, but if you’re suckling at the tit of the state government for free fucking cash to get you by, that government tit has every right to say “Hey jackass, don’t spend this on crack.” However, hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin’s metabolites only stay in the urine for 2-4 days. I’m relatively sure I’m safe in assuming the state is not going to put out the kind of money to test in more expensive, more thorough ways for drug use any further back. I also find it hard, to near impossible to believe that hardcore crack fiends and heroin junkies could go the 2-4 days it would require for the chemicals to leave their system without exhibiting a plethora of symptoms that would be incredibly obvious and suspicious to even the most idiotic of observers. So while I say that I don’t think this is going to really solve any greater drug problems beyond cutting off state-funded drug addictions, I think it’s a goddamn good nudge in the right direction for the welfare system. So props to Florida for being niggardly with their welfare money. Yes, I used the word niggardly. Look it up.
You can find the [full article on CNN's website here.]
Agree? Disagree? What do you think?