It’s a massive betrayal of the public’s trust. First of all, doctors should not stand by and see every day a violation of the individual’s right to informed consent. – Dr. Paul Connett
Martin Van Popta had a conversation with someone who was suggesting fluoridation helped his children have fewer cavities and therefore, it should be mandated for everyone.
Martin’s reply (my emphasis):
I agree that it is up to you whether or not you want to trust the “professionals,” but is it up to you whether or not I should trust the professionals?
You might despair and say, “How can I know anymore when everyone has their own agenda?” I sympathize with you on this one.
It can be difficult to get through all the information, and harder to know what to do with it once you’ve heard it. It’s just as difficult to justify oneself trusting in professionals when we know the facts and the professionals are found to be in error. That is why we’re trying to reclaim the liberty to make these decisions for ourselves.
Let those who trust the “establishment” with their lives and their children’s lives take fluoride supplements or use more toothpaste. (I don’t care how you want to ingest the fluoride as long as you don’t make me do it with you.) But allow everyone who investigates the matter and decides against ingesting fluoride the freedom not to.
The following is not an angry interrogation, Alex, although I know it reads that way. They’re questions meant to highlight the injustice of Public Water Fluoridation. Are you against civil liberty?
Should you decide for me what my children should ingest? Should you permit the government to decide what my children ingest?
This isn’t about personal experience, which you’ve already pointed out. This is about personal freedom. Do you want to live in a country where the establishment forces their direction on you and your family? Are you willing to hand over that authority to them? Should you also be able to hand over that authority to them on my behalf?
Would you be as willing to support water fluoridation if it benefited three of your children, but the fourth was deathly allergic?
What is lacking in all this isn’t honest professionalism or accurate research, but rather a passion for justice and love for neighbor. Have you traded in liberty for tyranny and exchanged empathy with apathy?
FFL Community Table
Visit us at the Downtown Farmers’ Market Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 to 3:00 and meet William Woeger, our FFL artist. He’s visiting from Los Angeles, CA and would love to chat with all of you about his work.
We’ll have Drs. Connett and Beck, and Micklem’s book, The Case Against Fluoride for sale, as well as lawn signs and T-shirts.
Come by for a visit and a drink of fluoride-free water.
Presentation to Environment Committee
Presentation by Dr. Connett to Environment Committee
Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 AM
City Chambers at City Hall
Open to the public
Thanks to Councillor Bridget Mearns, Dr. Connett will make a 20 minute presentation to the Lethbridge City Environment Committee at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27. This meeting will take place in the City Chambers at City Hall. It’s open to the public, so another opportunity to hear Dr. Connett and show your support for ending fluoridation of our water.
Presentation at the University of Lethbridge
WHY LETHBRIDGE SHOULD END FLUORIDATION
Dr. Paul Connett
Thursday, August 27, 7:00 PM
Room PE 264 University of Lethbridge
Paul Connett, PhD: Curriculum Vitae
Updated August 2013.
Paul Connett is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. For the past 30 years, Paul has put his scientific knowledge to work by helping (without fee) communities around the world understand the science of controversial issues like incineration and fluoridation. In addition to explaining the dangers of these practices he offers details of the alternatives.
Read Dr. Connett’s bio on the American Environmental Health Studies Project.
Your Part in this Important Event – People Power
Invite everyone you know to these meetings.
Encourage fluoride proponents to attend the meetings. If you know anyone who would like to give a 15 minute response to Dr. Connett’s presentation, let me know so it can be arranged.
Wear your Fluoride Free Lethbridge T-shirts.
Post your Fluoride Free Lethbridge Lawn Signs.
Share the news on Facebook and Twitter.
Note: If you would like to meet with Dr. Connett personally, I’m hoping to have some time open between 2:00 and 4:00 when we could have an informal gathering. Let me know if you would like to participate in this. Call me at 403-329-9157.
Write City Council; easy to do by clicking on the link under Write City Council.
Speak out with your Lawn signs. Call Sean at 403-329-9157 to get yours.
Wear your FFL T-shirts – 100% organic cotton (not supporting GMOs or Monsanto).
Like Fluoride Free Lethbridge on Facebook and keep abreast of the latest news.
Follow us on Twitter: Fluoride Free YQL.
Visit our site: Fluoride Free Lethbridge – a new look and easy to use format.
Let’s be silent no longer!