GENRE: Email letter
TO: Mayor Tom Tate (Gold Coast)
AUTHOR: Daniel Z
DATE SENT: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM
TITLE: Challenge for Mayor Tate, his son, and John-Paul Langbroek
STATUS: Awaiting response
UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below
Dear Mayor Tate,
In a recent article, you say, “I talked to my old dentist, Surfers Paradise MP John-Paul Langbroek and my new dentist, my son, and they say keeping it [fluoridation] is the way to go.” [ http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2013/01/23/445918_gold-coast-news.html ]
Would either John-Paul Langbroek, or your son, be prepared to publicly debate the leading scientific opponents of fluoridation – for example, the three authors of the book The Case Against Fluoride, Dr. Paul Connett, Dr. James Beck, and Dr. Spedding Micklem? [ http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_case_against_fluoride ]
Or, perhaps another dentist, such as Dr. Hardy Limeback? [ http://cof-cof.ca/2012/04/dr-hardy-limeback-bsc-phd-dds-a-brief-bio/ ]
If your son and John-Paul Langbroek believe so strongly that fluoridation is “the way to go”, then they should have absolutely no problem defending their views in open public debate. If your son and John-Paul Langbroek are unwilling to accept this type of basic challenge, why should anyone believe them?
Please forward this email to them. If they are willing to debate, then I will contact the relevant professionals to get the ball rolling. If not, then I will expect a detailed explanation of their reasoning and why they think the public should not be exposed to such a debate.
Daniel Z, BA, MA
Independent Investigative Writer