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The police are still drug testing, knowing that they are not looking for impairment in your driving abilities, and the judges are still disqualifying drivers from driving, which might cause you to lose your job, impacting on families and the development of children, etc. I call that lifestyle terror.

How can anybody with a real brain be part of this criminal behaviour?

‘In June 2011 a prestigious Global Commission stated that the 40-year “War on Drugs” has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. It urged all countries to look at the issue anew.’ – quote from www.australia21.org.au and their report ‘The prohibition of illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children and we are all letting it happen’.

In January 2012, Australia 21 convened a meeting of 24 former senior Australian politicians and experts on drug policy, a former senior prosecutor, a former head of the Australian Federal Police, etc. Is anyone listening to their conclusions? Please have a read!

We are moving further backwards on this issue, even further behind Howard’s ‘Tough on drugs’ policy. How can we call ourselves a Christian society while we are trying to criminalise more and more people with a drug test based on minuscule amounts?

We are presently in the midst of a jail crisis with nothing short of criminal conditions in our prison system. Suspending drivers’ licences for up to 12 months or handing out three-year good behaviour bonds is simply insane if there is no proof that the driver was impaired by drugs.

Is there a Christian conspiracy happening to clean up humanity in NSW? Where is the test for cocaine or on-medication cocktails?

Please sign the petition on change.org.

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock

 


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