I love America and I am so grateful that I can have freedom of speech and freedom to choose, but I have found that our freedoms are not so great as many would think them to be and are slowly being destroyed.
On Nov. 2, we have the chance to vote whether we want fluoride in the water; some may say this is freedom to choose, but I will tell you that I see freedom differently than some. I choose not to have fluoride in my water, because I do not believe that it is good for me and my family. I do not push my beliefs onto others, they can get fluoride.
People say, you don't have to have fluoride, buy a filter or bottled water. For your information, filters don't totally take out fluoride and it is not easy to take bottled water around with you wherever you go. This means I get water at restaurants, drinking fountains and I find myself using it to cook and rinse my toothbrush off with. I also find it unfair that I should subsidize those who want fluoride with my taxes and then spend money trying to get fluoride out of my water.
It is not freedom when some want this fluoride and feel that others should help them get what they want or when others think they know what is best and want to make choices for me. Do we understand what freedom is any more?
Couldn't we better spend the money that we are putting into fluoride in other ways to help people in the community without forcing fluoride on everyone?
Christine Harker, West Bountiful