OPINION: History Of Fluoridation In Salina
So the question of whether or not adding fluoride to the public water supply is necessary?
Before we even ask this question, ask yourself this…
Is it the duty and or job of your local city government to oversee your personal medical treatment? Even if we assume that there are no negative side effects, the question still remains, is it even w/in the scope of our local elected leaders to decide to medicate you without your consent by adding drugs to your public water?
The simple answer to these questions are no. No it is not their job, nor is it even constitutional. On these facts alone, the city council should take the opportunity presented to them to right a LONG STANDING WRONG.
Now a little history lesson.
In the 40s and 50s all throughout the nation, there was a huge push to fluoridate the public water supplies, some studies indicated that fluoride helps strengthen the enamel of teeth. It was thought at the time that it would be an economical and safe way to treat cavities. It was “for the children.” Keep in mind that at this time, doctors would appear on commercials during cartoons like the Flintstones to tell kids that smoking a camel cigarette everyday would help w/ respiration and circulation. And that cigarettes were “good for you.” Don’t believe me, go look it up.
At this same time, many groups were promoting fluoridation. In Salina, in 1956, our city council took up the issue. It was hotly debated at the time. Articles from the front page of the journal that year tell the story. One member of the CC stated that it was such a hot issue, that it MUST BE PUT TO A VOTE. He realized the larger implications on personal FREEDOM AND LIBERTY. He also said that it would be foolish for the city to move forward only to have citizens stop it. Thereby causing a huge waste of resources, considering the costs involved. He was wise. However another council member stated and was quoted in the Journal as saying something to the effect of, “we don’t need the citizens permission, we can do whatever we want…” how telling that would be…
So in 1956 Salina had one of the highest voter turn outs on record period. Naturally Ike was running for president, and what do you know…THE PEOPLE OF SALINA VOTED 80% AGAINST ADDING CHEMICAL FLUORIDE TO THE WATER….80%. Apparently at that time, folks did not believe that their local city government had ANY business force medicating the entire population through the public water supply. And they were correct.
Fast forward 12 years..In 1968. Out of the blue, the Salina Journal reports that a council member put forward a proposal to add fluoride to the public water supply in a city council meeting. The CC voted and passed the resolution. There was no public debate or input. Obliviously the city felt that the stupid people of Salina did not vote “the right way”. And technically as I understand it, it was perfectly legal. By this time, apparently the citizens of Salina had fallen asleep. While what the CC did was not “illegal”, it was not right. I wasn’t around to vote back then, but I promise if I was, and then the city decided later to ignore that vote, it would not have went over very well with me. If the citizens of Salina voted OVERWHELMINGLY BY 80% AGAINST THIS, why would a CC decide on their own after that to do it anyway? They must have really been worried about teeth.
I will follow up in the future with more information on this issue. It is a serious issue. It effects every single man woman and child in this city. Your current CC is fully aware of the issue and has to date chose to do nothing. They were actually presented with very specific information regarding the potential long term dangers of fluoridation, obviously they understand the principles involved as well, and OBVIOUSLY none of them seem to see any issue w/ the city of Salina not only telling you what to put in your body, they are without consent medicating you w/ a dangerous, environmental contaminant, (as per the EPA) and an unapproved drug for human use (as per the FDA). Even the ADA has stated that under no conditions, should anyone use fluoridated water to mix baby formula, because it is now known that fluoride CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE, and that VERY YOUNG CHILDREN ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE TO THIS. This is a MATTER OF FACT. It’s not debatable. This is not my “opinion” this is information provided by your own FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, (Environmental Protection Agency EPA) and the (Food & Drug Administration FDA). Not to mention the American Dental Association ADA.
This should be very simple. The CC should simply hold a vote the same way they did in 1968. They can show the people of Salina that they respect the constitution and moreover all of our personal freedom and liberty that is given to us by our creator. Or they can stand behind the idea that the City of Salina knows whats best for you, and will medically treat you whether you want them to or not.
At the last CC meeting, the mayor stated that somewhat regularly people bring this issue up, and that they simply do nothing and then a few months later someone else brings it up…well Mr. Mayor, do you suppose that there may be a reason people keep bringing this up? Is our city government not there to serve the people of Salina? Is it not the responsibility of the city of Salina to provide SAFE AND CLEAN DRINKING WATER? Do you suppose that people keep bringing it up because THERE IS A REAL CONCERN? People, if you cherish liberty, if you want a choice of whether or not you consume a highly toxic and dangerous drug, you need to go to your CC and express those concerns.
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