Arguments Against Drug Testing

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Though it is true that not all who are selected for random drug test will be guilty of substance abuse, there is no other fair way of doing it. In addition, it should be up to the government to allow jurisdiction that regulates this dangerous habit. Perhaps random searches are unconstitutional, but that is not the point being argued. The fact is that random drug testing is morally permissible even if it is not completely cohesive with the amendments. When have high morals and the government ever completely coincided? Never. This is because the morals of society are completely diverse, so the government often takes the side of the largest party. This proves that not all laws have been or will be entirely morally correct, and this is displayed…show more content…
This may be for no other reason aside from the fact that it is against the rules (Mumford 1). The goal in sports is to make the conditions as fair as possible. A sport would be unreasonable if some of the participants had a distinct advantage over the others just because they could afford drugs.
The second ethical issue is the fact that many of these treatments have numerous terrible side effects. Assuming that someone did not care about the lack of ethical behavior concerning cheating then at least they can strive to remember the importance of a student’s physical health. It is our moral responsibility to help our posterity make beneficial decisions and to direct them away from choices that will span drastic consequences – such as drug use.
Obviously, our society’s extreme glorification for high performance in physical activity is so extreme and un-ethical that athletes will even risk side effects to be satisfactory in the area. In the case of Anabolic steroids (body building), some examples of these side effects in women would be increased body and facial hair, lower voices, loss of fat (including breasts), and other changes. Additionally, side effects in men include acne, baldness, heart disease, hypertension, impotence, stroke, liver damage, and prostate cancer. Not only this, but it can also have a tremendous effect on one’s mood and increase their aggression. A tragic example of this would be the professional
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Unfortunately, athletes are pressured to use such drugs if they want to remain competitive. According to Kees Kooman, a Dutch editor of a running magazine, “All athletes someday have to choose: Do I want to compete at a world-class level and take drugs, or do I want to compete at the club level and be clean?” (“Drugs and Athletes” 5). By living by this principle, athletes are teaching children exactly what Mr. Wormwood, a cantankerous man, tells his daughter in Rahl Dahl’s masterpiece Matilda. Mr. Wormwood says, “Nobody ever got rich bein’ honest!” Is this the message we want to send to our children and posterity? Hopefully not considering it is the future generations that will have to keep pure ethics
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