Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On Drug Testing for Unemployment: An Open Letter to Governor Perry

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Tenth Amendment; United States Constitution.

Dear Mr. Governor,

Earlier this week, the Obama administration fired its latest salvo in the ongoing war on Texas.  The United States Department of Labor is slow walking the rules for drug testing unemployment recipients.  With all due respect, Mr. Governor, I humbly suggest a course of action.

Ignore them.  Test everyone starting February 1.  Then dare them to stop us.

This is a good tenth-amendment fight to pick.  Drug testing for "public assistance" is VERY popular.  The public will support standing for Texas statute against the petty tyranny of federal rule-making.

This lawless administration needs to learn their regulatory 'authority' doesn't trump the legislative authority granted to Texas under the Tenth Amendment.

This is solid ground on which to wage the battle.

Adam Cahn
Austin, TX
January, 15 2014


Cahnman's Musings encourages readers to contact Governor Perry via the following:

Phone: (512) 463-2000
Twitter: @GovernorPerry

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