Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Drugs and Students

Why does everyone get so worked up over warrantless wiretapping when bills which are completley invasive of or rights, such as the Student and Teacher Safety Act of 2006, are passed right under our noses.

The act would not just allow, but require schools receiving certain federal funding to have teachers and other school officials perform searches on students based on a reasonable suspicion that the student may be carrying illegal drugs. No warrants, just a teacher's suspicions that a student might have some marijuana is enough to call for a search.

Is this the sort of police state we want to live in? I've said it before, but what the government does in the name of the war on drugs scares me a lot more than what's done in the name of the war on terrorism.


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