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does one go about resisting the drug tests on the
American people, the drug war on the American people,
and the war on American civil liberties?
1) Well for those who choose to partake in illegal substances,
as is their human right (and, of course, that's risky but hey,
life ain't a bowl of cherries and we all must make our own
choices), hopefully for the betterment of their lives and with
the utmost regard for their welfare and happiness, there are
websites that reveal ways to 'pretend' to go along with the
system while giving the drug testers/fascists the finger (just
not letting them know you're giving them the finger).
2) Court action & lawsuits for those into legal activity (as I'm
not one with the judicial system nor am I one with lawsuits
nor am I one with the pretentiousness often involved in said
activities and the lawyers and $'s required to participate in
that system, not my choice but for those with the courage
and stamina and willingness and $'s, there is that option).
3) Passive resistance, for those willing (and able) to risk their
employment to 'just say no' to drug tests, refusing to sign
'OK with drug testing' forms, refusing to participate in drug
tests, encouraging others to passively resist the insanity.
4) Posting/speaking up, a most excellent alternative and if I do
say so myself, the amount of support for drug testing and drug
laws via the usenet newsgroup forum, at least in the areas I hang
out in, has been on the decline (subjective assessment) over the
past couple of years.
5) Supporting performance tests rather than invasions of the
human body. For those in safety-sensitive positions, simple/effec-
tive/affordable/non-fascist means (non-fascist only if a person
unable to perform a job is not demonized because of it) to insure
a person is able to safely perform a safety-sensitive job (see the
ACLU website for details).
6) For me, currently unemployed, setting 'no drug tests' as a
primary principle and endeavoring to stick to it. If I can't work
for an employer actively opposed to drug tests (and actively or
passively resistant to drug criminalization and drug illegalization),
I will not work.
I may move to Minnesota, which has laws to prevent private
employers from requiring drug tests, or Holland, which is one
of the most forward-thinking and progressive countries on the
planet. If I stay here in Houston, you may spot me on a street
corner holding a sign "will work for food and shelter, there is
no god" (hey, that would be a refreshing sign to see, as the
"god loves you, give me money" signs are getting a bit stale
around here). And there's always Canada, often a refuge for
those oppressed here in the states (anyone who knows what
the drug paranoia scene is up there, please share).
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For those who excuse the war on Americans and the depriva-
tion of civil liberties by the naive presumption that speaking for
drug illegalization and speaking against illegal drugs and stripping
Americans of civil liberties is 'good for us', hearken back to
1776, and recite the words 'give me liberty or give me death'.
Hearken back to William Wallace, as portrayed in Braveheart,
leader of Scotland's fight for human rights, dignity, and respect:
>>>>> "All men die, but few men *really live*" <<<<<
Final word, boldly shouted after being subjected to horrific
torture trying to force him to pay homage and beg for mercy
from a state that had sentenced him to death:
>>>>> "F R E E D O M !!!!!!! " <<<<<
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For those who think that their passion against illegal drugs
and civil liberties is merited because a loved one or anyone
hurt themselves with illegal drugs, recognize that suicide may
be disguised as a drug overdose, recognize that unregulated
distribution and a travesty of ignorance and lies in the drug
war *beg* for misuse/abuse/accidents in using substances
treated like the bubonic plague by those in power.
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For those who have lost loved ones to prison or to death due
to the drug war on Americans and the war on American civil
liberties, recognize that there are a growing number of Amer-
icans who are willing to 'just say no' to the damned drug war,
'just say no' to the stripping of our civil liberties, and yes, like
our friends who risked their very lives (many of them giving
their very lives) for our freedom,
>>>>> GIVE ME LIBERTY, or GIVE ME DEATH ! <<<<<
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