Specail Broadcast on Tuesday Nov 22, 2011 @ 3:33 pm central with Great Guest HORACE COOPER.
Horace Cooper is a member of the Project 21 black leadership network, a legal commentator and an Adjunct Fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research.
Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients is Sound, Sensible and Constitutional
Summary: On October 24, 2011, Federal District Judge Mary Scriven issued a temporary injunction blocking the implementation of Florida's welfare drug testing law, which requires drug tests by applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits program. The ACLU pushed the lawsuit challenging the new initiative. While cloaked in arguments of privacy and the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, this challenge is really predicated on an outdated idea that recipients have either an entitlement or other heightened legal claim on the benefits they receive from taxpayers. While popular with the welfare rights movement and the ACLU, this notion of enhanced protections for benefits recipients is contrary to the law. Drug testing of welfare recipients is sound, sensible and constitutional.
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