Oklahoma House Passes Bill Requiring Politicians to Submit to Drug Testing
It’s about time! Now, if we could just push this issue through at the Federal level, we might just have something.
After all, if our military has to continually submit themselves to taking drug tests, then I think it’s only fair that the politicians who put them in harm’s way should submit to drug tests, too!
I would start with the current occupant of the White House and work my way down…
Oklahoma politicians may be tested for drugs
(Reuters) – Oklahoma legislators voted to subject themselves and politicians throughout the state to the same drug test they will require of poor people receiving public assistance.
The bill passed the Oklahoma House 82-6 on Monday and will now go to the state Senate.
The bill requires applicants to the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to pass a drug screen to receive benefits. An amendment to the bill brought Oklahoma politicians into the same drug-testing regimen.
Democrats chided their Republican colleagues for singling out the poor for drug testing and tacked on the amendment, which requires anyone seeking local or state public office to certify they have passed a drug test within 15 days of filing their candidacy papers.
“If the courts want to overturn it, have at it,” said Doug Cox, a Republican representative from Grove.
Oh, they will. Trust me. After all, judges are not immune to partaking in a little extracurricular activity themselves…Explore posts in the same categories: politics