Medical decisions should be between you and your healthcare professional, not your government.
In 1975, the Hampton City Council approved an ordinance authorizing fluoridation of the public water supply, and in late 2005 an effort was made to repeal this ordinance. On Monday, March 11, 2013, I will ask the Hampton City Council to revisit this issue and direct the City Attorney to again draft an ordinance to repeal 1975’s order. Whether you believe ingesting fluoride is good for you or not, the truth is the current practice amounts to forced medication of Hampton’s citizens. As someone who believes in the spirit of individual liberty, I cannot see my first term as Hampton’s Mayor expire later this year without an effort to stop this practice that is a heinous intrusion on your rights.
I have sent letters to Hampton’s three dental care providers; Dr. Alquist, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Sensor advising them of my request of the Council to reconsider this subject so that they too may have their voices heard on this matter. Agree or disagree, I continue to believe that all voices should be allowed in the debate.
I would now ask that if you or any other citizens of Hampton you know are opposed to the continued fluoridation of our water supply that you would attend Monday’s special council meeting. It’s an important discussion, but it’s not an easy one. All voices will be heard, and at the end of the day it is my goal for will of the people of Hampton to be done, and not that of the American Dental Association.
The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 and will be held in City Council Chambers. The full agenda for the meeting can be found on the City of Hampton’s website by clicking here.