The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that the government institute a program to require doctors to drug test all of their patients for illegal drug use, and turn them over to authorities if they test positive. This is a massive violation of our rights and our privacy, and a very obvious violation of HIPPA laws protecting patients. But this is the police state that conservatives want, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced