Mitchell: State borrows bit of strategy from Patton

Drug-testing welfare recipients, which could start in July, will be for their own good you see, a charitable act.

Not punishment.


Witness the press release from the office of Gov. Phil Bryant: “(T)his screening process will aid adults who are trapped in a dependency lifestyle so they can better provide for their children. … This measure will help make a positive difference for families impacted by drug abuse.”


Of course, a more realistic view is that “helping people” was not on the minds of Mississippi lawmakers when they passed H.B. 49.

They were as angry as Patton/Scott was with that coward.

Charlie Mitchell
Clarion Ledger