Here is a wonderful example of the absurity that get my skin rillied up.
A band I am not a huge fan of (The Germs)
A soap I don't really like (my wife loves it, so I buy it for as a gift on occasion, brownie points are good)
A lack of standards.http://www.drugnerd.com/archives/522/soap-drugs-rock-and-roll/
Now while it may seem like all may hve turned out well. Let me share some enlightenment. Since the band member was arrested he has a record. Even though the charges were dropped. The arrest record stays. And trying to expunge an arrest is far more difficult than people think.
If you go in for a job they will ask you if you have ever been arrested. Not if you have been convicted. You can be denied a job because of a screw on the part of your government and you have very little recourse.
Now as a rock star you may not need government clearence. You may not as a rock star need to be able to access federal structures. You can probaly if succesful afford your own plane and fly where you want and avoid the TSA. I on the other hand am not a succesful rock star. But if I put a bottle of Dr. Bronners in my checked luggage and they decide to drug test it (and they can) I can end up in trouble.
Meanwhile I can sit there in an airport with an hour and half before my plane leaves and barely make to the gate on time because they are going through a shift change.
Maybe I need to be a rock star. My first top 40 hit will be a song about how much I hate the TSA. Did I mention I don't feel any safer.