Recently politicians have had an urge to drug test
individuals on public assistance programs, but one
congressman in Florida had to give up his seat in 2013
due to his cocaine addiction after being a public
advocate for drug testing food assistance recipients.
I have a proposal that should be introduced in California
for any public official for state, county and local
offices who are elected. In exchange for receiving any
pay raise the legislator would be drug tested twice a
year randomly like professional athletes. These
individuals are representing the general public and their
actions affect vital public policy issues.
In my county we had a former supervisor who was addicted
to meth which caused him to miss many days of work. We
also have a current supervisor who allegedly has drug use
issues as well which makes it inconsistent with law and
order issues that deal with his tribe.
In the state of Kansas they actually do drug test the
state government executives, but perhaps we should
introduce this as a state law or a ballot proposition.
This reform will not happen in San Bernardino County,
since one of the wealthiest members of the board will
block these reforms. However, we have to take this on the
state level. I encourage my local elected officials to
propose this as a reform
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