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  •  Fluoridation as a "mass medicine" communist (16+ / 0-)

    plot to poison Americans is decidedly a historical Bircher issue, and varients of this conspiracy theory are are to be found among them yet today.  Usually, it's no longer a communist plot, but an Islamic one.

    All your Supremes are belong to us. For Great Justices!

    by thenekkidtruth on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 03:58:02 AM PST

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    •  Birchers and Fluoridation (0+ / 0-)

      This is more complicated than space here permits for rational discussion.

      Ultimately, the JBS opposed fluoridation as "mass medication" which they thought was just another infringement upon individual freedom.

      In many schools, a nurse cannot give a student an aspirin without parental permission -- but, somehow, it is entirely ok for cities or counties to require fluoridation of water and thus force people to ingest fluoridated water from their main water source.

      It is also true, however, that the JBS interpreted this "mass medication" as just another example of how they thought "Communists" operate --- i.e. more and more government control of decisions which should be made by individuals and their families instead of by government.

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