Parent: Quaker son shouldn't need sch...

Parent: Quaker son shouldn't need school drug test

There are 39 comments on the Public Opinion story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Parent: Quaker son shouldn't need school drug test. In it, Public Opinion 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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american17

Shippensburg, PA

#22 Sep 22, 2010
yes once again we can't teach our kids but we will worry about driving to school or god forbid extra activit's it's this far left movement needs to be crushed and the schools teach and mind there own d*** business back to the basics thats why we are the shape we are in in this country!!!!!!!!!!
sINbAD

Greencastle, PA

#23 Sep 22, 2010
Simple solution switch from Amish to Rastafarian. No problem man,burn the ganja.
sINbAD

Greencastle, PA

#24 Sep 22, 2010
Are the teachers required to take random testing?IF NOT-WHY NOT? Administration and staff also?
yea right

Harrisonville, PA

#25 Sep 22, 2010
have you ever gone to a country concert... amish drinking every where. they have a farm next to ours. they are some he!! raisers. they once bought a car without telling their parents, and kept it at a friends house. they would sneak out and go drinking and have fun in the middle of the night. no one would have ever known until the wrecked the car! they hit a barn! no lic. no insurance.... but not to worry.... they had faith.
observor

Huntsville, AL

#26 Sep 22, 2010
integrity is measured by accountability. People who have integrity have it because their actions consistently stand up against scrutiny from others and during those occasions when their word can't be verified, their history backs them up.

Mamma, men and women who are not held accountable have little reason to learn the discipline it takes to act with integrity when no one's watching.
my thoughts

Thomasville, NC

#27 Sep 22, 2010
i don't have a problem with random drug tests, my problem is they don';t test welfare receiptants! if you want my tax dollars, you should be clean or get a job to support your own habit!
haha

Waynesboro, PA

#28 Sep 22, 2010
its people like this that made me stop going to church a long time ago.....

“ONE LOVE...ONE HORSE”

Since: Dec 07

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#30 Sep 23, 2010
I would say he's already set the precedent for the testing by getting a PA Drivers License.

The drivers test is to see if you can "obey society's laws."

No different than the parking permit drug test.

If he got pulled over, would he be exempt from a sobriety test?

Or would the officer just say "Oh Quaker eh? I'll have to take your word for it..."

If so - I predict mass conversions to the Quaker faith in Franklin County!
future Quaker

Shippensburg, PA

#33 Sep 23, 2010
A Talking Horse wrote:
I would say he's already set the precedent for the testing by getting a PA Drivers License.
The drivers test is to see if you can "obey society's laws."
No different than the parking permit drug test.
If he got pulled over, would he be exempt from a sobriety test?
Or would the officer just say "Oh Quaker eh? I'll have to take your word for it..."
If so - I predict mass conversions to the Quaker faith in Franklin County!
I was thinking the EXACT same thing! You made me LOL for real!!
Dave

Waynesboro, PA

#34 Sep 23, 2010
Random drug testing should be illegal in most cases in school, at the workplace.

There should be just cause.

Many drugs stay in the system for days or weeks and do not indicate whether someone in under the influence at the time.

Why not randomly make people take lie detector tests & go thru a list of possible crimes.

Isn't it great how we allow some personal liberties to fade and think its just great.

Since: Dec 09

Chambersburg, PA

#35 Sep 23, 2010
american17 wrote:
yes once again we can't teach our kids but we will worry about driving to school or god forbid extra activit's it's this far left movement needs to be crushed and the schools teach and mind there own d*** business back to the basics thats why we are the shape we are in in this country!!!!!!!!!!
What "far left movement" are you talking about? In my town, it is the far righties who are the pushers of drug dogs in schools, school resource officers, zero tolerance policies, etc. Anything to punish kids for being kids. The far left has nothing to do with this. Obviously, the Quakers should consider voting Democratic.
averagegirl80

Mount Wolf, PA

#36 Sep 23, 2010
BooHOO! If you want your son to go to that school then follow protocol!
Say what

Chambersburg, PA

#37 Sep 23, 2010
The Quaker mother isn't realizing that the enforcement of a drug test is actually reinforcing her sound beliefs. She can't expect everyone to be as pure as she is. In dissalowing the test to be performed, she is in contradiction with her conservative beliefs. You have to have controls and rules in society that we all must follow, even though a small percentage of society's wrong doing has made these rules necessary.
Also this is a public school system. Take the test or home school your child.
Screwed

Gettysburg, PA

#38 Sep 23, 2010
Dave wrote:
Random drug testing should be illegal in most cases in school, at the workplace.
There should be just cause.
Many drugs stay in the system for days or weeks and do not indicate whether someone in under the influence at the time.
Why not randomly make people take lie detector tests & go thru a list of possible crimes.
Isn't it great how we allow some personal liberties to fade and think its just great.
You miss the whole point Davey. Illegal is illegal as in drugs. So you don't care about illegal immigration OR illegal drugs? Only the testing for illegal immigration or illegal drugs should be illegal. Your point of view should be illegal.
Sam

Waynesboro, PA

#39 Sep 23, 2010
Ride the bus!
Dave

Waynesboro, PA

#40 Sep 23, 2010
Screwed wrote:
<quoted text>You miss the whole point Davey. Illegal is illegal as in drugs. So you don't care about illegal immigration OR illegal drugs? Only the testing for illegal immigration or illegal drugs should be illegal. Your point of view should be illegal.
There is this document called the constitution that protects us against unreasonable searches.

Now I realize that there are people who would tear up this document in finding methods to find those who break the law. Evidently, you don't like our constitution. Why is that.
Farmer Brown

Gettysburg, PA

#41 Sep 23, 2010
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
There is this document called the constitution that protects us against unreasonable searches.
Now I realize that there are people who would tear up this document in finding methods to find those who break the law. Evidently, you don't like our constitution. Why is that.
Is that the same constitution that Obama swore to
protect and defend our borders??
LIL JOHN

Shermans Dale, PA

#42 Sep 23, 2010
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
There is this document called the constitution that protects us against unreasonable searches.
Now I realize that there are people who would tear up this document in finding methods to find those who break the law. Evidently, you don't like our constitution. Why is that.
Is that the same constitution that gives authority to congress to make laws , not the Executive Branch as they are trying to do with immigration law?

Come on dave tell us where it gives the administration the authority to change laws passed by congress!

''''The following options - used alone or in combination - have the potential to resull in meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action''''
http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/6800/me...
Lugnut

Chambersburg, PA

#43 Sep 24, 2010
I beleive him, but I have been wrong before so pee in the cup.

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