I agree 100%. Besides clouding the thought process, if you've ever known an addict...nothing surpasses their need for a 'fix.' Dangerous place to lay any kind of decision making where the supplier can sway the decision.<quoted text>
So what? Especially elected officials should be pizz tested and background checked.... why would I want a crack head cruising for drugs in any office? If a fed employee has to undergo the background check and drug testing to determine reliability and integrity, why not an elected official? Why would any one want a pothead, cokehead, or drunk in office? They aren't known for their decision making skills.
Random drug tests are the norm with many private companies, why not all elected and appointed officals and government employees? And forget the urine test, go for the hair. There are 100 ways to rig a urine sample.
I am so sick of the drunks and druggie's getting a 'pass' because of their 'sickness' while they collect their pay and build up their pensions.