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People have been using the "Protecting the Children"? arguement for far too long now. It's the parent's job to protect their own children. If they don't want their kids using drugs, then they need to take the initiative and test their own damn kids, and stop throwing innocent people in jail just to teach their children a lesson.
Quote: I'm all for parents drug testing their kids.
If parents are doing their job, then there is no reason or need to test their children. Parents that hire the television to raise their children for them are the ones that will have problems. I am 100% against children doing drugs, but I don't think random drug testing in the home is the way to keep children clean. Maybe the police should give out instruction manuals on how to be a parent instead of introducing police state tactics into the home.
-------------------- Just another spore in the wind.
"We're not trying to bust kids for drugs, we're just trying to get them the help they need," she said.
Or really? Then why are thousands of kids thrown in jail for possesion of drugs? Sounds like the hypocrite police are busting them to me, these drugs test are just a way for the parents to do the cops' work, I'll bet they'll make it mandatory to report the results if this idea picks up.
"Kids abusing drugs often start getting bad grades, stop going to school and eventually have behavioral problems that include getting into crime, Doherty-Wright said.
Dave Prichard, creator of LEAD, said more than 50 percent of children have used an illegal drug by the time they leave high school."
if these were both true, and the doherty-wright definition of 'often' means at least 1 in 4, then 1 in 8 kids is getting bad grades, dropping out, having behavioral problems, and getting into crime as a result of their drug use.
haha. our grandchildren are going to think we were all crazy (i hope).