Mandatory Drug Testing Should Be Banned

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Introduction Mandatory drug testing has been and ongoing controversial issue over the most recent years. Mandatory drug testing has been subjected to students, athletes, and employees all over the country. However a lot of speculation has been made whether or not welfare recipients in particular should be subjected to mandatory drug testing. According to Besonen, programs such as welfare were created in the 1930s to temporarily aid struggling Americans to help get them back up on their feet. (Besonen, 2014). Government assistance at that time also offered incredible medical benefits and this is also around time is when the “war on drugs” was declared. At the height of todays society, it is no longer temporary nor shot term. Some Americans have resorted to a long term dependance on governmental aid by means of survival in todays economy. Welfare Recipients must be held accountable for this “handout” from the government. Mandatory and random drug testing welfare recipients would serve its purpose in discouraging drug use in return for government incentive. This research paper will examine several aspects regarding mandatory and random drug testing of welfare recipients. First we will discuss the War on Drugs and how mandatory drug testing welfare recipients can serve within America, its drug addiction problem. Then we will look at mandatory and random drug testing from an economic point of view and decide whether or not the Fourth Amendment should apply. Finally we will
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