Franklin Board of Health

About Rich
Board of Health
Fluoride Choice

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.