Big Health and the culture of hysteria continue the assault on the American way.
Whipping up the petty drug warriors in Florida, "Drug Czar" John Walters applauded a local program that subjects all school children to random drug tests. That’s right, outraging privacy by baselessly violating the person of blameless teens is the right path, according to a highly placed official in the federal government. He wants this program imposed nationally.
The nation’s supposed guardian of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court, is on board the freight train that is crushing individual rights. Way back in 1995 it ruled that randomly testing school athletes for drug use was just fine and dandy in the "land of the brave, home of the free." Expansion of the parameters duly followed in 2002 to include students involved in extracurricular activities. No doubt the justices will endorse drug testing of all students should such a case reach the court. Logic dictates that every resident of the United States will, in the not too distant future, be no more than petri dishes for probing by health enforcers who long ago became the most powerful entities in a government whose originating and operating documents mention them hardly at all and certainly don’t give the power they now wield.