This simple expedient goes to the heart of the generational pandemic of welfare dependency. If the purpose of public assistance is to provide means until self sufficiency is attained, then the recipient also has an incumbent duty to do all that one can do to attain that self sufficiency. Allocating purportedly scant personal resources to destructive behavior of illicit drug use betrays that duty and belies the very need for assistance. Thus, the real goal of assistance without drug testing must be entrapment, dependency, and a despicable hollowing of the human potential and self respect. The lie of government "compassion" is thus revealed.
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