Drugs And Welfare Essays
Drug abuse, of course, is not new to any culture. Drugs have been a part of American culture, their popularity …show more content…
People are either for or against drug testing. Opponents of drug testing believe that it is violating the constitutional protections in the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S Constitution states, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated." Columnist William Safire in The New York Times writes, "Not only is my home my castle, my body is my citadel. Unless I give you a probable cause to suspect me of a crime, what goes on in my home and body and mind is my business." The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires all contractors with the federal government to certify that they will provide a drug-free workplace.
Yet some people favoring drug testing say that only the guilty should object to such a search - not the innocent, who have nothing to hide.
The desired outcome I wish to come of this is that people wishing to receive benefits be tested for drugs. The tests would ensure us that they are more than likely to use the benefits in the correct manner. For example, the food stamps would go to the cashier at the grocery store, not the dealer on the corner in return for a quick fix.
In the long run I believe that it