Despite being a common practice in developed countries for nearly 70 years and dubbed "one of the greatest public health achievements of the century" by the CDC, water fluoridation has joined the likes of Charlie Crist and Barack Obama as the latest enemy of the Tea Party in Florida. Tea Party activists have successfully persuaded Pinellas County to stop fluoridating its water supply because, uh, it's an agenda put forth by the world government to keep people stupid.
"Fluoride is a toxic substance," Tea Party activist Tony Caso of Palm Harbor said at the commission meeting,according to the St. Pete Times
. "This is all part of an agenda that's being pushed forth by the so-called globalists in our government and the world government to keep the people stupid so they don't realize what's going on."
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