Netcome61 has some interesting points.
Funny how so many of the regular contributors have jumped in to support the traditional nanny state. Municipal water supplies are nothing more than a government tax grab to which everyone is obligated to contribute.
What about free choice…water distribution should be opened up to private enterprise. They can do a better job of providing choice. What’s wrong with a person choosing and paying to drink water without fluoride? Or leaded water (after all its’ been in our schools for the last twenty years). Or water with a shot of whiskey? Certainly free enterprise has shown us the potential: water with flavor; water with vitamins; caffeine infused water – the possibilities are limitless. Bet with all those options very few people will choose fluoride. And look at the potential spin-offs: water delivery systems, personal water storage units, well-digging will revive!
As for children and tooth decay – that’s a side issue. If parents chose not to take care of the dental health of their offspring what right has the government to interfere?
Deregulate the system, open it up to free enterprise and, for the good of all, give free enterprise grants to develop options. Stop the tax grab.
As for the whole autism issue: don’t get me started on how nanny state governments world wide closed ranks to discredit that profoundly significant research. More private enterprise medical care I say.