To my fellow New Canaanites:
The recent Debate for First Selectman highlighted two active, intelligent and involved candidates. But there was one standout moment: When Mr. Moynihan chose to remark in glib fashion how he couldn’t understand how his relationship to President Trump could possibly be relevant to running New Canaan.
With all due respect (and we believe this accomplished man deserves our respect) it has a great deal to do with it. We are in uncharted political territory. No longer partisan political issues but ones of morality. We have a President who has no regard for the Constitution. A President with no regard for our Environment. A President who does not believe in Science, Common Sense Gun Control or Choice. A President with no regard for Gold Star families. A President under investigation for Sexual Assault and A President unwilling to condemn White Supremacy. A President who is not Making America Great but is pulling us farther apart than we ever imagined.
We do not need that negative energy in this wonderful small town. We do not need a First Selectman who is comfortable propagating those sentiments. We are a vibrant town. We need a First Selectman that our community can look up to and someone who honors the value of each and every one of us; mother, daughter, father, and son.
When the time comes that we have a President, Republican or Democrat, of benign moral value we can go back to a time where that relationship is meaningless. But that time is not today.
Alicia Carrasquillo Meyer