Um, isn't there a war to fight or something?
The United States is under threat by terrorists, millions of people don't have health insurance and the imminent retirement of the Baby Boomers threatens to push Social Security into insolvency. Yet through it all, John McCain says he will find time to craft legislation that would impose drug testing on professional athletes.
"Major league baseball players and owners should meet immediately to enact the standards that apply to the minor leagues, and if they don't, I will have to introduce legislation that says professional sports will have minimum standards for testing," McCain said after returning from a European trip late yesterday. "I'll give them until January, and then I'll introduce legislation."
Would someone please explain to me why this is a matter that should be of concern to Congress? For that matter, I'm not even sure why it should be of concern to Major League Baseball. True, the athletes who play by the rules are penalized for doing so if baseball doesn't go after violators. Thus, baseball and its players union need to decide what constitutes fair play, and how that is to be enforced. But my opinion on the use of steroids is the same as my opinion on the use of any drug. Adults should be able to put whatever they want into their bodies, as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process.