As a very proud, longtime, card-carrying member of the ACLU, I am appalled at the suggestion by an East Liverpool Board of Education member's suggestion that we institute mandatory random drug testing in the arbitrary act of stripping student-athletes of their Constitutionally-guaranteed Fourth Amendment right - "to be secure in their persons against unreasonable searches and seizures, - but upon probable cause."
No student should be required to forfeit this right solely to prove his innocence, so that he might exercise his privilege of participating in interscholastic athletics. I suppose that the penalty for refusing to surrender this right would result in their arbitrary suspension.
Not in my name.
Our individual rights and freedoms, as expressed in the cornerstone of this democracy, the first 10 amendments to our Constitution, are constantly being eroded by a bureaucracy that believes that state's rights trump all individual rights.
It is hoped that sanity prevails in any such attempt at subverting these student rights.
Richard Keith Wolf