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The following paragraphs were taken from ABC nightline august 23, 2012.
“It's being called one of the greatest frauds in the history of sport: Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs to cheat his way to the top, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, whose allegations will no longer be challenged by Armstrong.
Armstrong, 40, essentially walked away from the doping case the USADA brought against him, calling it an "unconstitutional witch hunt" and declining to fight it in arbitration. But even as he did so, Armstrong maintained his innocence.
"If I thought for one moment that by participating in USADA's process, I could confront these allegations in a fair setting and -- once and for all -- put these charges to rest, I would jump at the chance," Armstrong said in a lengthy prepared statement Thursday evening. "But I refuse to participate in a process that is so one-sided and unfair." “
The USADA has pursued Lance Armstrong for years despite having no evidence against him.
That begs a question. What does the USADA have against Lance Armstrong or who did Lance Armstrong upset?
The biggest question is: Why does the USADA even exist?
The USADA is a publicly funded organization which means that every United States citizen is paying for the witch-hunt against Lance Armstrong.
Like most regulatory agencies the USADA is a worthless money pit.
This is a subject presidential candidates should be talking about because it is a good way to point out one of the many problems with regulatory agencies.
A great platform plank would be to cut funding for all of the nonessential regulatory agencies of government.