I've already shown that drug testing can be cost effective. I don't think we disagree that drug testing is commonly accepted; you may think that's a bad thing, but it's not uncommon nor without precedent.
So don't try some bullshit with me about sovereignty. If you want to make drug use legal, say so. Ideologically I'd even support it, even though I'd never use them personally.
However, while it's illegal and public monies are fraudulently diverted to pay for them that's a problem. Sure, fight fraud economically. If that means drug testing isn't cost effective then don't do that, but if it is cost effective don't avoid it just because someone from the other side suggested it.
1. You know I support legalization.
2. I don't say it would be economical. I believe it would simply divert monies from attempting to help people to budgets that are used to punish people (i.e. law enforcement, courts, prisons). These people don't just vanish from the face of the earth once you cut them off. It simply doesn't solve a problem other then move the public monies to a different pot.
3. Screw you. I've crossed ideological lines plenty of times if I thought it made sense. Again, something you know all too well.