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Bmath
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re: Texas to begin drug testing for welfare/unemployment benefits


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I prefer it to welfare. At least 20 hours a week doing something productive.


What about so called "under employed" people that get gov assistance?

Those that can't effectively work a second job.






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FT
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Spoken like a true liberal.


What's funny is that by almost any PoliBoard poster's standards, I'm a liberal.

I'm just consistent in my defense of civil liberties.






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texashorn
Member since May 2008
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I don't think people understand probable cause and consent. I also think it's bull shite that you can be charged with a DWI for NOT blowing.

My mom was killed by a drunk driver. I don't want anyone driving drunk, but how is refusal to consent to a search EVER grounds for charging someone?



Because you already consented to the search when you applied for your drivers license and signed the application. It's called "implied consent," and oftentimes, it's not merely implied, it's codified into law.

Louisiana drivers license application contains the following:

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DECLARATION OF INTENT

By my signature affixed below, I certify under penalty of law, that: (7) I hereby give my consent, under the provisions of R.S. 32:661 et. Seq., to take a chemical test to determine the presence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance in my blood while operating a motor vehicle, if requested to do so by a law enforcement officer.

DATE SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT

dps.louisiana.gov

By law:

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§661. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal substance or controlled dangerous substances; implied consent to chemical tests; administering of test and presumptions

A.(1) Any person, regardless of age, who operates a motor vehicle upon the public highways of this state shall be deemed to have given consent, subject to the provisions of R.S. 32:662, to a chemical test or tests of his blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substance for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content of his blood, and the presence of any abused substance or controlled dangerous substance as set forth in R.S. 40:964 in his blood if arrested for any offense arising out of acts alleged to have been committed while the person was driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while believed to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any abused substance or controlled dangerous substance as set forth in R.S. 40:964.


state.la.us


Also, you don't have to blow to be charged because the law gives police in Louisiana (and other states) discretion in the definition of intoxicated.

For example (notice the "or"):

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§98. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated

A.(1) The crime of operating a vehicle while intoxicated is the operating of any motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, vessel, or other means of conveyance when:

(a) The operator is under the influence of alcoholic beverages; or

(b) The operator's blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or more by weight based on grams of alcohol per one hundred cubic centimeters of blood


state.la.us

Texas:

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(2) "Intoxicated" means:

(A) not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or

(B) having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.


state.tx.us






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texashorn
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P.S. -- I kind of take issue with the OP's title of this thread, "Texas to begin drug testing for welfare/unemployment benefits."

This issue is far from being the law of the state; a couple of politicians (albeit the Gov and Lt Gov) have spouted off their support, that's all... it's up to the Legislature, which convenes in January.






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TheBiggestSpur
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A truly fulfilling pursuit in life.


A job is a job. Someone has to flip burgers and maintain the landfill.






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BTHog
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A job is a job. Someone has to flip burgers and maintain the landfill.


True dat. I don't look down on anyone who has a job, no matter what that job is. Pathetic that some do.






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TX Tiger
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Would you board a commercial flight that did not screen passengers?
Did it for decades. Only by the grace of God am I still here today to tell about it.
Well, me and the hundreds of millions of others who did the same.






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Bmath
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Did it for decades. Only by the grace of God am I still here today to tell about it. Well, me and the hundreds of millions of others who did the same.


It is funny how you try and belittle me, but you don't copy the part where I said a precedence has been set.

I know that there hasn't always been security, but when airplanes started being targeted then security increased.








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BTHog
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Good god why is honest debate so hard?





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SECSolomonGrundy
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If you don't like the search then stop flying...nobody's forcing you to do that...and if you don't like blowing into a device when suspected of drinking and driving then stop driving or drinking and driving.


There is a right to travel freely in this country and it does not include being forced to consent to a search.






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Bmath
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re: Texas to begin drug testing for welfare/unemployment benefits


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There is a right to travel freely in this country and it does not include being forced to consent to a search.


This keeps popping up on here, but no one offers suggestions on how to keep the crazies from bringing weapons onto planes.






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tigernchicago
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it's been done before and it costs more money than it saves



Where is your link????






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JohnnyKilroy
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Where is your link????



all over this thread and on the google






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tigernchicago
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JohnnyKilroy


I asked for a link after the other idiot said the drug testing would cost more than the welfare benefits.

There is no refute to the comments stated below:

Drug test cost...$50

Welfare average - $188 per month
Food stamp average - $526 per month

$714 dollars a month savings.

Change the law so that if you fail, minimum two months wait before retaking.

If you fail, then you go to a food bank or you don't eat for two months.

$1428 versus $50....it would only take 1 in 28 to fail to break even...

I'd say this could work..good business.

These people should be held to the same standard as government employees...because they are so.



So go suck some balls, asshat.






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JohnnyKilroy
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$1428 versus $50....it would only take 1 in 28 to fail to break even...

I'd say this could work..good business.


When it's been tried in the past it, only 1 in 38 got their benefits canceled.

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So go suck some balls, asshat.



Yep, you mad.



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wallowinit
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costs more money than it saves


if this is the case then they're doing it wrong.

but i don't believe this is the case






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JazzyJeff
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I think this is a good idea
as do all dip shits.

Requiring someone to take a drug screen before they can buy food is asinine. And all Americans should be against this.

They same goes for pre-employment screening as well.






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BTHog
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More dishonest debate? No one is suggesting they cant buy food if they're using drugs.





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JazzyJeff
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More dishonest debate? No one is suggesting they cant buy food if they're using drugs.
you missed the point






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ironsides
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re: Texas to begin drug testing for welfare/unemployment benefits


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Requiring someone to take a drug screen before they can buy food is asinine. And all Americans should be against this.


Nobody is requiring them to take a test before they buy food - they can get a job and pay for it themselves






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