Parent doesn't want Quaker son taking...

Parent doesn't want Quaker son taking drug test

There are 35 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Sep 23, 2010, titled Parent doesn't want Quaker son taking drug test. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

The parent of a central Pennsylvania high school student wants her son exempted from random drug testing because integrity is a tenet of the teen's Quaker faith.

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biggy

Glenside, PA

#1 Sep 23, 2010
kudos to them, stand up to 'big brother'
Gorrilla

Harrisburg, PA

#2 Sep 23, 2010
Bout time someone stood up to these nazis
positive

Moorestown, NJ

#3 Sep 23, 2010
the reason she doesnt want him too take is because she knows her son is smoking weed and doesnt want him to get kicked out !
Pablo

Falls, PA

#4 Sep 23, 2010
Drug testing to park or join a school sport or group? Geez. Is this a school or a prison?
Don Corleone

Moorestown, NJ

#5 Sep 23, 2010
are the teachers, board, and administration also subject to random drug tests?
Mr Final Word

Stewartstown, PA

#6 Sep 23, 2010
School board members who adopt these policies do it only so they can claim to have taken the "high road" and made an effort to "address the drug problem". The are the same people that probably booze it up on vacations and on holidays, at a minimum. But thats different, you see. Because we're not talking about THEIR drug use, we are talking about other peoples. They impress no one. Its all show. Butt kissers is what they are...
rufus mcdougal

United States

#7 Sep 23, 2010
that kid is stoned
George

Marshall, VA

#8 Sep 23, 2010
Pablo wrote:
Drug testing to park or join a school sport or group? Geez. Is this a school or a prison?
Its a school you drunks advocate and most schools have a all students and their parents sign a personal conduct contract if they want to participate in ANY extracuricular activity.
Clueless

New York, NY

#9 Sep 23, 2010
Ok, did I miss something? What is the mother's argument? Her son is a Quaker... so he has integrity... so he wouldn't do anything wrong... so, therefore, he doesn't need to be drug tested? Someone help me out here.

Please, keep in mind, that i am not debating in favor of, or against the drug testing. I am just trying to understand her personal stance. I don't see the religious conflict.
rhd

Jarrettsville, MD

#10 Sep 23, 2010
So obeying the law is a core value in their religion. Abstinence is a core value in christianity and we all know how well that goes over with teenagers. Sign the form or don't drive to school. Besides, it's RANDOM, doesn't mean he'll ever be tested, only that he's agreeing to be tested.

Now, if his parents had to agree to random drug testing for their job, would they argue with that?
Get-R-Done

United States

#11 Sep 23, 2010
Fly on an airline that doesn't drug test their pilots...Most jobs require drug testing along with pro sports...welcome to the real world.
I wouldn't be surprized if the entire school converts to be Quaker.
Izzy

United States

#12 Sep 23, 2010
No one should be able to hide behind their religious beliefs. Priest who prey on children, pastors who take pictures of their private parts and send them via their phone to under-aged girls, pastors who kill their wives..the list goes on and on. I'm sure they were supposed to be truthful and obey society's laws. But how is that working out? Sorry, but being a Quaker doesn't make one any more believable than any other religion.
umyeahNO

York, PA

#13 Sep 23, 2010
drug testing to park at school just seems a little extreme. in my opinion, its just not the schools role or their business to make drug testing a requirement.
umyeahNO

York, PA

#14 Sep 23, 2010
on the same token, i think its pretty piss poor that this woman is hiding behind her religion to keep her son from agreeing to it. Weak excuse lady!
Leeds

Export, PA

#15 Sep 23, 2010
You need to submit to a drug test to get a parking permit?

What else is this prison of a school trying to get away with?

Do you need to submit to rape to get a gym locker?
Leeds

Export, PA

#16 Sep 23, 2010
rhd wrote:
So obeying the law is a core value in their religion. Abstinence is a core value in christianity and we all know how well that goes over with teenagers. Sign the form or don't drive to school. Besides, it's RANDOM, doesn't mean he'll ever be tested, only that he's agreeing to be tested.
Now, if his parents had to agree to random drug testing for their job, would they argue with that?
Abstinence is hardly a core value of Christianity. You need to switch to a church that doesn't lie to you, friend.
Leeds

Export, PA

#17 Sep 23, 2010
rhd wrote:
So obeying the law is a core value in their religion. Abstinence is a core value in christianity and we all know how well that goes over with teenagers. Sign the form or don't drive to school. Besides, it's RANDOM, doesn't mean he'll ever be tested, only that he's agreeing to be tested.
Now, if his parents had to agree to random drug testing for their job, would they argue with that?
Also- Quakers are Christians, dumbass.

You are simply filled with nonsense, aren't you?
Don Corleone

Moorestown, NJ

#18 Sep 23, 2010
George wrote:
<quoted text>Its a school you drunks advocate and most schools have a all students and their parents sign a personal conduct contract if they want to participate in ANY extracuricular activity.
Interesting how every time there is an issue regarding personal liberty, George breaks out the ad hominem attacks and accuses everyone of being a drunk?

Playing lacrosse or field hockey is no threat to public safety, so comparing this to airline pilots or other occupations is ridiculous.
George

Marshall, VA

#19 Sep 23, 2010
Don Corleone wrote:
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Interesting how every time there is an issue regarding personal liberty, George breaks out the ad hominem attacks and accuses everyone of being a drunk?
Playing lacrosse or field hockey is no threat to public safety, so comparing this to airline pilots or other occupations is ridiculous.
What does your post have anything to do about signing personal conduct contracts in order to participate in intramural or sports. the article also said that the contract also had to be signed if you were driving a motor vehicle on school property! This has nothing to do with personal liberties! You want to operate a potentially dangersous vehicle ob school property or play sports without taking PED's? Sign on the dotted line.
Leeds

Export, PA

#20 Sep 23, 2010
George wrote:
<quoted text>What does your post have anything to do about signing personal conduct contracts in order to participate in intramural or sports. the article also said that the contract also had to be signed if you were driving a motor vehicle on school property! This has nothing to do with personal liberties! You want to operate a potentially dangersous vehicle ob school property or play sports without taking PED's? Sign on the dotted line.
Kindly point us to the facts then. Exactly how many drugged students have caused bodily harm with a vehicle in this school's parking lot in the past...... let's say 50 years.

If you can prove that an actual problem exists I'm sure the rest of us would be faster to support the fix. Fixing problems that don't exist by curtailing liberties seems a bad joke, not something supportable in any way for any reason.

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