I Believe the Children Are Our Future
It's the most heartwarming story to come out of Sacramento since the 2001-2002 season for the Kings. R.J. Feild entered an essay contest where submitters wrote their own bills, and his was so compelling that the sponsor is going to try to pass it.
Under his proposal, AB 2389, all welfare recipients would be randomly drug tested. If they test positive, they would be offered help. But if they refuse to enter drug rehab, they would lose their benefits.
Feild won an essay contest sponsored by Assemblyman John Benoit (R-Riverside) called, "There oughta be a Law." Benoit co-sponsored the legislation with Feild.
And Feild himself was born to a drug-addled welfare mother. What legislator wouldn't kill for a setup like that?