|Mayor Sullivan, among his religious books collection.|
Mayor Sullivan seems to share Kalfus's viewpoint, referring to moral decline: "People don't want to be held accountable. They don't want to be responsible for what they do...People just don't have the same principles they did 40 and 50 years ago." And I guess willfully violating the letter and spirit of the constitution and expecting everyone to quietly accept it is a good example of a person with principles who's ready to be held accountable for his actions?
Kalfus may see this as a litmus test to determine right from wrong, but others may see it as a litmus test to determine if the mayor and city council are fit to make critical decisions and adequately serve their city, or if they'd rather waste the city's time and money fighting for principles which will not stand up in the courts.
But all of this was last week's news, and we can all relax and dig our panties out of our cracks. The council met yesterday and declined to support the mayor's proposal to place the Ten Commandments in the city hall.
The mayor's fruitless suggestion has done more than just waste the town's time, it's provided us with a very entertaining string of articles, editorials, and letters to the editor on news-press.com, the local Florida paper in electronic form. As of this posting, there are 8 such jewels to enjoy. Including a two page retort to the editor from Cape Coral's very own Rasputin, Dick Kalfus. Not only does Kalfus actually use the word "shabby" two times, but he reprises his warble, stating that "if we are to quickly fight our way out of this depression, we need to send a message around the state, and the nation, and the world that Cape Coral is a special place." A special place that exists outside of the constitution, I guess.