Final month, Louisiana Congressman, Rep Clay Higgins, (R-LA) proposed a chunk of laws that may require all members of presidency to take and pay for their own drug exams. Whereas we on the Free Thought Venture really feel that anybody ought to be capable of ingest any substance with out the state figuring out, if there have been an exception to this, it could be the state—who kidnaps, cages, and kills individuals for possessing and utilizing these very substances.
Because of this, we now have compiled an inventory of 5 the explanation why we really feel that if members of presidency are getting excessive on the taxpayer’s dime, the residents have a proper to know.
Whereas we really feel that the drug warfare needs to be delivered to a grinding halt and all medication legalized, when authorities staff arrest individuals for the exact same factor they do behind closed doorways, we now have an issue.
Frequently, politicians, cops, and authorities staff typically are caught utilizing medication which compromise their positions and both fail at their jobs or hypocritically implement the identical legal guidelines they’re breaking.
2. That brings us to our second level. Usually instances, politicians caught utilizing medication are solely caught after doing one thing else associated to their drug use.
TFTP has reported on cops stealing cash from individuals to finance their opioid addictions, or politicians utilizing the drug warfare to cowl up their crimes.
Time and time once more, we see cops raid the houses of drug sellers solely to steal their product and cash to open their very own drug dealing enterprises or gas their very own addictions. This has manifested into harmful conditions by which cops secretly grow to be hooked on sure medication solely damage harmless individuals or crash their automobiles—with some of them even crashing into schools.
Had OK Senator Ralph Shortey been compelled to pee in a cup, maybe he could have been stopped earlier than he used his place to get arrested for trafficking youngsters or dealing in youngster porn.
three. Whereas police have been caught again and again getting hooked on the medication they “take off the streets,” there’s another excuse that cops specifically needs to be drug examined. Steroids.
It’s definitely the idea of the Free Thought Venture that anybody ought to be capable of put something into their very own physique with out persecution of the state. Nevertheless, cops utilizing anabolic steroids—which embrace a number of aggressive negative effects—is an especially unhealthy concept.
There is no such thing as a query that many cops use performance-enhancing medication. In actual fact, the issue of police steroid use turned so unhealthy, in 2004, the DEA intervened to warn of the “doable psychological disturbances” of roid-raging cops.
The DEA said signs included:
- Temper swings (together with manic-like signs resulting in violence)
- Impaired judgment (stemming from emotions of invincibility)
- Excessive irritability
- Hostility and aggression
Finally, a couple of years later, the Worldwide Affiliation of Chiefs of Police, made up of 16,000 members worldwide set a normal that “calls upon state and native legislation enforcement entities to determine a mannequin coverage prohibiting the usage of illegally obtained steroids” by officers.
Nevertheless, this coverage by no means occurred.
Not solely do cops vehemently resist being drug tested by their departments, claiming it’s a violation of their civil rights, they’re additionally frequently caught selling steroids.
four. The hypocrisy.
Frequently we hear politicians, cops, and their supporters consistently name for drug testing welfare recipients, veterans, and others. All of the whereas, politicians themselves sit again freely with out fear that somebody will discover out about their Xanax dependancy or cocaine behavior.
Highlighting this level is the truth that the DEA themselves has been caught repeatedly partaking in events at which prostitutes and cocaine aren’t simply going down within the again rooms, however are the very theme of the celebration.
If medication had been authorized this might be a moot level. All of the corruption related to having the ability to break the drug legal guidelines they’re tasked with imposing disappears in a single day.
The CIA would lose its capability to visitors in cocaine to finance proxy wars in sovereign nations. Cops stealing from proof lockers and turning into drug kingpins would stop to exist. The jail industrial advanced which feeds off of different individuals’s addictions could be delivered to its knees. And individuals who need assistance—as an alternative of jail—would give you the option to take action with out concern of being kidnapped, caged, or killed.
So, whereas drug testing authorities staff could also be ineffective at curbing the precise use of medication, in the event that they stored getting caught doing them, maybe it could speed up the top to this brutal warfare on medication and the trillion blown on imposing it might go to one thing extra helpful—like again within the pockets of the individuals it was stolen from.