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Debate: Mandatory drug tests of welfare recipients

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-*'''[[The practice violates the Fourth Amendment]]:''' The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizure, and because mandatory drug testing is considered a search, it should be proven necessary for public safety before it is undertaken.[http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/testing/10757res20030415.html#_edn6]+*'''Mandatory drug testing violates the Fourth Amendment.''' The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizure, and because mandatory drug testing is considered a search, it should be proven necessary for public safety before it is undertaken.[http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/testing/10757res20030415.html#_edn6]

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Should welfare recipients be forced to take mandatory drug tests?

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Background and Context of Debate:

Is random drug testing of welfare recipients constitutional?

Yes

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No

  • Mandatory drug testing violates the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizure, and because mandatory drug testing is considered a search, it should be proven necessary for public safety before it is undertaken.[1]


Would the practice stigmatize welfare recipients?

Yes

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No

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Is random drug testing of welfare recipients cost-effective?

Yes

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No

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Is urinalysis the most effective means of detecting drugs?

Yes

No

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