Drug tests and background checks involved in applying for government aid are an invasion of privacy which many protest. Based on the fourth amendment of the constitution the government has no right to know about an individual’s life. Important human necessities like food, water and shelter should not be withheld from an individual with a drug addiction or a criminal background. Based on drug testing and background results, denying an individual of government aid when they are clearly in need of it is immoral and unjust. Applicants should not be subject to these procedures due to the intrusive and corrupt aspects of them. Drug testing individuals who are applying for government aid is a direct violation of the 4th amendment because it protects people from unreasonable search and seizure. The government does not have the power or right to restrict someone from government aid based on a drug test since it is unconstitutional. If an individual is qualified for welfare, they should receive government aid just based on the fact it is necessary for their well-being. If the government drug tests individuals who are applying for welfare, it will open the door for other amendments to be violated. If states pass a law that requires a drug test for financial aid, it will create a domino effect to violate other aspects of the construction and they will eventually lead to the downfall of the entire American Justice System. There can be no exceptions when it comes to breaking the amendments of the construction; our country has followed the guidelines of the construction for centuries and they cannot be broken under any circumstance.
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