Cease and Desist Order Issued to Raleigh City Council
January 6, 2013 in Activism
January 2, 2013, marked the fifth attempt by Greater Raleigh Resistance to provide the impetus to common sense in the capital city of North Carolina. The movement to end adding the hazardous toxic waste products of Potash, Inc. to municipal water supplies at taxpayer expense is gaining ground. Controlled dumping of toxic waste in the water is a practice that is clearly criminal, corrupt, and completely ridiculous. Katie Haberman and Marcus Hill, on behalf of everyone being poisoned by toxic waste via government power, issued a cease and desist order to the government of Raleigh.
A cease and desist order is defined as an order (request) that an activity or practice end and not commence in the future or else face legal action. Governments, businesses, and individuals can issue such orders (requests) in order to halt illegal and/or harmful activities. Forcing a given population to pay for the hazardous toxic waste of a subsidiary of Potash, Inc., and then to drink that hazardous toxic waste is an activity that defies natural law and common sense, while being obviously and verifiably harmful.
While the first Fluoride Fightin’ Tuesday of the year took place on a Wednesday, the patriots who spoke and those who came out in support were armed to the teeth with facts and the calm determination of caring conscious beings in the right. Katie Haberman asked that the legal justification for elevating her risk of exposure to persistent bioaccumulative toxic chemicals lead and arsenic be established. City Attorney Thomas A. McCormick, sat in stunned silence when Ms. Haberman requested the date for the referendum granting the Raleigh City Council the power to add lead and arsenic to the water supply. Such a referendum does not exist, and basing inclusion of those PBT’s in the blanket term “water fluoridation” just doesn’t hold water.
Establishing the fact that hexafluorosilicic acid, lead, and arsenic are harmful is not difficult. Citing the ample scientific evidence that hexafluorosilicic acid significantly increases risk of blood lead levels above the government established danger level of 10 micrograms per deciliter is a simple feat. So, I had the relatively easy task of pointing out that the evidence of harm that is being presented monthly to the Raleigh City Council is not something that can be ignored much longer and politely requested that the practice of water fluoridation cease and desist. I did this in writing and verbally. It is the right thing to do.
Our Raleigh City Council nearly appeared interested in doing the right thing at one point in the evening’s meeting. Representatives of Return Our War Dollars Campaign/NC Peace Action requested the Council proclaim to the US Congress the need for our war dollars to be used at home and our troops to be returned to our shores. Greater Raleigh Resistance rose in support, as did most in attendance, and Councillor John Odom took the initiative to move for inclusion of a resolution for discussion and vote at the mid-month City Council meeting. We hope the Council’s seeming interest in doing the right thing takes root this winter.
Whether it is a call for peace or a demand for common sense and adherence to natural law, we encourage you to stand and be heard. We stand before the Raleigh City Council every month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Stand with us and for yourself. You are worth it. There are so many issues facing us now. There is no better time to pick one.