Essay On Drug Testing For Welfare

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Nick Ayers Thomas Pitcher English 1230 28 February 2013 Drug Money Why are hardworking citizens in the United States required to take a drug test to get employed, when the people living off their hard earned tax dollars are possibly just buying drugs? There are many different reasons that this is the case today, from protecting human rights, to States not being able to afford drug testing for welfare recipients. One major reason that I feel the government should not require drug testing for welfare recipients is because that it is simply unconstitutional. Drug testing for benefits violates the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights, which states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things…show more content…
Not only that but I always thought the government was wasting a lot of money on people who just buys drugs with welfare money and don’t even try to go get a job, when they could put that money into public schools or something along those lines. But after doing research on this matter that is surfacing more and more today in rough economic times, my opinion on this was changed. When I started I was all for the drug testing law, but after researching and finding that governments actually lost money and it didn’t really have an impact on the welfare community. I think that the sole focus of the welfare system should be to provide a safe place for the kids of the citizens on welfare. Not to highlight the unemployed and make them submit to drug testing because they are stereotyped with drug
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