Saturday, August 01, 2009

Rep. DuWayne Bridges Calls for House Member Drug Testing



According to the Gadsden Times Rep. DuWayne Bridges (R- Valley) has called on all members of the Alabama House of Representatives to submit to drug testing. Bridges says he will also voluntarily submit to a drug test.

Interestingly enough, Speaker of the House Seth Hammett says Bridges is only calling for drug testing because it is an election year. You'll remember that Rep. Hammett resigned as Speaker of the House and said he would not seek reelection in 2010 the day after Rep. Alvin Holmes brought all of this to light. I read somewhere that Rep. Hammett said he wasn't really sure if he wanted further investigation into this matter and he made a statement through his spokesperson to the Montgomery Advertiser, but declined to be interviewed himself. Does that make him guilty of something? No. But it sure makes him look suspicious.

Normally I am against drug testing. But, in this case I think I can make a rare exception. After all, if a kid who wants to be in the band has to pee in a cup to prove their worthiness then, by all means, the members of the House and Senate should be drug tested. They should have been the first ones in line long, long ago. They are the ones who pass laws that put other people in jail for using drugs. They are the ones with their hands in everyone's pocketbook. Why have we allowed them to sit in judgment of us for so long without demanding that they be drug tested?

If the members of the Alabama House are drug tested then a hair test needs to be used. A urine test is too easy to manipulate. A hair test is much more effective for determining drug use.

Having said all that I still say we need to legalize marijuana. Today is good. Not only would it generate a huge amount of tax revenue for the state of Alabama it would also get rid of the need for anyone, other than maybe airline pilots, to have to pee in a cup for anyone other than their physician.

REDDIT





9 comments:

Don said...

I wonder if any of those 140 members of the Alabama Legislature are completely bald (would pubic hair work?}. :-)

Many of them should have had their hair snatched out root and all long ago by their constituents who, instead, keep sending them back to Goat Hill election after election. That’s the rub!

Loretta Nall said...

Hair from any part of the body will work. So, if a member comes in with a bald head and a full body wax then we can assume GUILTY AS HELL!!

Nick said...

Yeah just like when Britney Spears shaved herself bald when she caame back from Mexico. Lol. I have to disagree, as much as i m for seeing all the house memebers go up in smoke, and i m sure many would, I think everyone should have the right to privacy even these scumbags.

Nick said...

What we should do is everyone that has to take drug tests should refuse, and say we are not going to take anymore until they agree to take them or nobody has to. That would get there attention. You could say Seth Hammett the third most powerful man in the state won't take one why shouold i.

Nick said...

There really does seem something funky about the Speaker of the House's actions. I think drug test submissions are a great idea. It really does seem like we've politicians who constantly don't want to follow standards they wish to put on everyone else.

Loretta Nall said...

Nick...I will respect their privacy when they respect mine.

Nick said...

I wouldn't it being voluntary...then we can look upon those who don't do it and make 20 excuses with cross-eyed suspicion ;)

Knight said...

Loretta, Well said...Yes, when they start respecting ours we can respect theirs.

This is the one place no one should be doing drugs, dealing drugs, etc. They are passing bills left and right on things that often make no sense. Now we know why...

Meadester said...

Loretta and Knight, you make a good point about these buttholes being forced to live by the same rules that they impose upon the rest of us. I do see one downside to requiring drug testing for the legislators though - it might discourage drug reform minded people from running for office.