THERE is nothing wrong with people being passionate about what they believe in.
For instance, just look at the rugby league supporters of both NSW and Queensland when the State of Origin series rolls around every year.
Those fans cheer and boo their heroes and villains during an 80-minute battle and then have a beer together when the full-time siren sounds.
But there is a problem when passion turns into something more.
Fluoride’s a hot topic in the Hastings at the moment.
However, people who do not support council’s decision to rule out a poll on the issue need to get their message across in a way that makes others sit up and take notice, without it turning ugly.
Those who agree with fluoridation deserve a say as much as those against it.