Is drug testing welfare recipients Constitutional?Submitted by Dixie-Paleocon on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 16:38
I have had two Facebook friends distribute the same link praising three states for passing mandatory drug testing laws for welfare recipients. At first, I thought about calling them out on it being a violation if the Fourth Amendment. But, federal employees in some departments have to get drug tested. To me, that's no different than a private employer saying if you want to work for me, you've got to submit to a drug test. If a person wants to work in that particular line of government, he's got to submit to a drug test. It's not like the government is conscripting people for work and welfare and making them take drug tests randomly.