Pubdate: Sun, 08 Apr 2001
Source: Shawnee News-Star (OK)
Copyright: 2001 The Shawnee News-Star
Author: Norma Sapp


To the Editor,

This is in response to Peter Blochowiak's letter on drug testing in the 
April 4 edition of The Shawnee News-Star.

Mr. Blochowiak's statement about the discovery of so many failing their 
drug test at Tinker is telling. Yes, Peter, you can not tell who is going 
to fail the drug test because they are normal hard-working, tax-paying 

Ninety-five percent of those who fail do so because they smoke marijuana, 
which stays in the smoker's system for more than 30 days. The harder drugs 
go away too quickly to be detected most of the time.

If you smoke marijuana on your time off you could fail a drug test a month 
later, but, to hear you tell it, those people don't have the right to work 
next to you. Maybe you should work in the Soviet Union, Peter?

You also think our children should be subject to random searches, too, 
(just like in a Communist country).

The justices to whom you refer as "Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no 
evil" stood up for the Constitution. They drew the line in the sand for all 
of us because some day there could be something about you that the majority 
doesn't like.

If you think your child needs to be drug tested you have the right and the 
ability to go to the drug store and buy a test kit and the rest of us don't 
have to pay for it. It's a "FREE COUNTRY."

Norma Sapp, Little Axe
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