Why Rich Aucoin for Board of Health?
Local health boards are the only governmental
bodies in Massachusetts that have the power to bypass individuals' Informed Consent rights and force-medicate citizens. This
power was apparently established in 1905 when a Cambridge man was forced to pay a $5 fine for refusing to take a
smallpox vaccine that he did not trust. Sadly, individual medical choice suffered a serious setback when the man
was forced to pay that fine. But notice that even though the man lost his case in court, he still was afforded a reasonable
alternative to taking a medication that he didn't want. He could pay the $5 fine instead.
Not so with fluoridation.
There is no reasonable alternative to accepting a medication that is pumped directly into your water supply whether you consent
or not, unless your family happens to be wealthy enough to afford high-priced fluoridation removal equipment or a private
well. Plus, fluoride is not even a life-saving drug, which means there is no conceivable epidemiological justification for
forcing it on an entire population. Where is the health emergency? How many people have died from a toothache?
So even if the current health board members could cite data
showing their program is safe and effective -- they admit they have no data showing either -- the program still makes
no sense whatsoever. The vast majority of the $36,000/yr fluoride is flushed down our toilets, sprayed on our lawns and gardens,
poured down our sinks - never reaching the intended target : teeth.
If industrial-grade sodium fluoride is really
the valuable medication we are told it is, then why are we washing our cars with it? What other valuable medication is dispensed
in such a bizarre and inefficient manner?
While restoring Informed Consent Rights for Franklin residents is my primary reason for running, I am also the product
of eleven years in the restuarant business, from 1978 to 1989, gaining a wealth of knowledge about public dining facilities
in the process.