Herr McCain

Dennis Putnam dap1 at BELLSOUTH.NET
Tue Dec 7 19:16:54 MST 2004


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At 07:07 PM 12/7/2004, you wrote:
>We all know that John McCain wants to introduce legislation that would
>require drug testing for baseball players.
>
>Who does he think he is?  King?
>
>Why should the federal government get into whether or not baseball players
>should be tested?  True drug testing is required for airline pilots, but
>150 people won't die if a baseball player takes steroids before playing a
>game.
>
>Yes use of performance enhancing drugs is something that shouldn't happen.
>However it shouldn't be a federal case.  If the team owners won't do
>anything about it, let the states handle the matter.

Interesting note: Steroids, which started this whole thing, are not
illegal. People make bad but legal decisions all the time that hurt
themselves. What's next? Candy? Cough syrup? Bungee jumping?

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