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Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:32 PM

Indiana GOP withdraws welfare drug testing bill because legislators would be tested too!

http://stash.norml.org/indiana-lawmaker-pulls-drug-testing-for-welfare-bill-because-lawmakers-would-be-tested-too

Let me see... 4 down 10-letter word, synonym for hypocrite....R, e, p, u, b, l, i, c, a, n! It FITS!

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Reply Indiana GOP withdraws welfare drug testing bill because legislators would be tested too! (Original post)
rustydog Jan 2012 OP
MrSlayer Jan 2012 #1
rustydog Jan 2012 #2
Scootaloo Jan 2012 #3
mdmc Jan 2012 #6
MrSlayer Jan 2012 #9
Kellerfeller Jan 2012 #10
StageRt Jan 2012 #11
LanternWaste Jan 2012 #12
Xipe Totec Jan 2012 #4
mdmc Jan 2012 #5
jmowreader Jan 2012 #8
safeinOhio Jan 2012 #7

Response to rustydog (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:34 PM

1. The Supreme Court ruled the drug testing of politicians to be unconstitutional.

 

Thus the law was unconstitutional and had to be pulled.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:38 PM

2. Supreme court says corporations are people and we are trying to change that retarded decision

Americans need to keep passing laws and make these tax-paid hypocrites pee in a bottle just like they insist "cadillac-driving welfare bums" have to.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:40 PM

3. Can I have a link to this ruling?

 

Seems awfully bizarre and in fact strikes me as a violation of that whole "equal protection under the law" thing

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:43 PM

6. if the ruling exists, I wonder why they ruled that way..

 

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 10:36 AM

10. Thanks

 

This really surprises me considering our military members are subject to such random test. If I recall though, the federal civilians are under a system more like what this ruling would allow (with reasonable suspicion).

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:22 PM

11. The case may not be applicable

The sited case concerns candidates, not serving legislators / executives. It would be an interesting show, watching legislators pleading their case for not being tested when they have no problem authorizing tests for workers, welfare recipients, and the unemployed.
Retort: What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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Response to StageRt (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:29 PM

12. I read it the same way... candidates exempt rather than officials. n/t

I read it the same way... candidates rather than officials. n/t

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:42 PM

4. That's very convenient....

Let me see if I parsed this correctly...

Politicians pulled the law because the Supreme Court ruled the drug testing of politicians was unconstitutional, based on laws passed by previous politicians...

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:42 PM

5. any idea why?

 

perhaps tscotus wanted to ensure that the people get the elected official they voted for. Perhaps if a stoner got into office, he couldn't be ousted by a drug test.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 10:19 PM

8. You know why, right?

Since you have to be on crack to be a Republican, piss testing politicians would leave the right side of the aisle empty.

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Response to rustydog (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:59 PM

7. Every one on assistance

needs to run for some kind of office.

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