With marriage and procreatory status now a major issue in the mayoral race, I was talking today at the BrewHaHa with the only other member of City Council clearly deficient to serve. Councilwoman Teresa Macaluso is almost my age, never been married and has NO children. Now that's OK if you want to be a Secretary of the Army...but to serve here in Watertown....NOT !....
Ms Macaluso told me she is offended at the dialogue in the mayor's race....and she should be. It's insulting and divisive to judge the worth of anyone by whether they fit some Ozzie and Harriet model.
At yesterday's debate at JCC there was a doubling down on the the family card...on matters from recreation to law enforcement, it was said you can only see the path to good and righteous government through the prism of a rather narrow and anachronistic definition of "family values."
I have been running against this issue with its related innuendos for years. This year's incarnation is nothing short of amazing to me.
These days people and their families are structured in all sorts of ways...There is no norm, and most of us have gotten past the point of being so judgemental, so pious...and so unctuous.
I believe it was in Mathew 21 that Jesus said 'the tax collectors and the harlots will enter the Kingdom of God before you.' In other words...judge not, lest ye be judged.
Watertown Daily Times Mayoral contest takes a turn for the polite