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Headline -Jan.29.08 – BUSH BARNSTORMER TOUTS TEEN DRUG TESTSscrollneg.gifBertha Madras, Deputy Drug Czar for the Bush administration,  is on a nationwide barnstorming tour encouraging the random drug testing of all schoolchildren, not just those engaged in extracurricular activities. In this video, Ms. Madras says random testing is “an excuse to resist peer pressure”, but Jenny Kern of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) points out that testing can drive kids away from marijuana and towards hard drugs, as alcohol and narcotics pass out of the body more quickly.* Video –Student Drug Testing Smacked Down in Las Vegas! *

supcts.jpgExperience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
Justice Louis Brandeis (1928)

ssdp.gifStudents for Sensible Drug Policy(SSDP) believes that drug testing is demeaning and counter-productive, breaking down the bond of trust between parent and child. Executive director of SSDP, Kris Krane debates a proponent of student drug testing who markets home drug test kits to parents.* Video – SSDP Drug Testing Debate *

Headline: Feb.4.08 Teens Turning To Medicine Cabinets For Drugs– Meanwhile, an alarming rise in prescription drug abuse by children is getting national attention. Raiding their parents medicine cabinets, feeling that legal drugs may be OK or less dangerous and buying extra prescription drugs from their peers, teens may also expect to escape positive tests for illegal drugs.* Video – Officials Warn About Teen Abuse Of Prescription Drugs *

dwfs.gifDrug War Facts, a service of Common Sense for Drug Policy (CSDP) is an extensive resource for those who want to learn the unvarnished truth about the impact of drugs on individuals and society, with detailed scrutiny of the “War on Drugs”.

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