Monday, March 27, 2006

a new kind of drug testing?

I'm not a fan of the "war on drugs", and the anti-drug crusaders are really getting down into the muck. In more news from Fairfax County, the Feds have asked the home county of George Mason University (and others in the region) to participate in a program to test sewage for cocaine!

The de facto White House Office of National Drug Control Policy wants to use this to see if it can help get a better grip on levels of illegal drug use. I guess you can't complain about individual privacy being violated with this. But knowing THIS "we interpret the laws however we want" administration, they will say that gaining permission to test Fairfax County sewers for cocaine gives them the right to test all the INPUTS to the sewer system, and based on that they are allowed to come around and test individuals as they take a whiz into Fairfax County toilets!