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  •  It is, actually, the same argument.... (1+ / 0-)
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    spacecadet1

    ...that I see all the time on facebook -- "If I have to be drug tested in order to keep my job, then welfare recipients should be tested as well."  

    •  If you were talking about (1+ / 0-)
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      others who have zero control of the laws dictating that we all piss-test, you could absolutely say that.

      But Congress makes these laws. So no, it's not the "same" argument at all.

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 12:22:53 PM PST

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      •  Wouldn't you like to see a pot smoker (1+ / 0-)
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        ...in a position to be a member of congress? Drug testing congressmen could cement prohibition in place. And, yes, I see Radel's hypocracy but a drug test requirement at the top would just percolate downhill.

        “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” Lyndon Baines Johnson

        by spacecadet1 on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 01:11:40 PM PST

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