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Letter: First, drug test those in power

Re: House Bill 16 brought forth by Wes Keller requiring those on public assistance to undergo drug and alcohol testing;

As far as I’m concerned, everyone on the state and federal payroll receives public assistance — they being our employees.

If Mr. Keller wishes to implement drug testing, it should start with judges, mayors, borough assembly members, legislators and, of course, representatives.

The few dealings I’ve had with Rep. Keller revealed a person rude and dismissive in turns, making me wonder how he got a job as my representative.

Make no mistake, drugs and alcohol are the scourge that destroys the Valley, daily. It’s worse than heartbreaking — it’s frightening.

But, anyone willing to destroy civil liberties as well? They must be smoking crack.

— Lillian K. Staats

Wasilla