Austin City Council candidate Kris Bailey has taken me to task – and rightly so – for omitting his name in my last post while mentioning those of two others who are challenging Randi Shade for the Place 3 seat in this May’s election. The post was intended primarily to cover the City Council Public Health and Human Services Committee’s fluoridation “briefing” of March 22, not the unrelated candidates forum that followed it later in the evening. But Bailey is a serious contender who should have been included.
Fluoride Free Austin vigorously opposes the forced mass “medication” of entire populations through the vehicle of water fluoridation. Here’s what Bailey recently had to say on the subject:
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“The Austin City Council has taken the role of prescribing medication to the people of Austin. We are spending just under a million dollars a year to purchase fluoride to put in the water supply and force the people of Austin to drink it. I think the debate on whether it is good for you or not really is pointless. Is it the government’s place to decide what you should be ingesting in your body? They do not fluoridate the water in Manor right next door to Austin. It’s not in every city. This is and will continue to be a campaign issue. I believe if people want to ingest fluoride in their bodies they can freely go purchase toothpaste at the local grocery store. I do not support water fluoridation and will work to end that process.”