Thursday, November 17, 2005

Throw the bums out

Voters in Athens, OH ousted two incumbent school board members who voted for a student drug testing plan that was fervently opposed by parents and students. The voters reelected another incumbent who opposed the testing proposal.
New board members Gordon Brooks and Mike Chapman both acknowledged that the policy, which met with fierce opposition from some district parents, helped spark their decisions to run.
Let's hope that elected officials elsewhere take note that supporting programs that do nothing to protect young people and instead needlessly infringe on their civil rights - all while flushing taxpayers' money down the toilet - will only jeopardize their political careers.

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