Editor’s Note: Tom Soboleski of Ivoryton, Conn., submitted a powerful op-ed to LymeLine.com after the Sandy Hook massacre. We published ‘Proposed Path to a Safer Society’ on Dec. 20, 2012. In light of yesterday’s tragic events in Uvalde, Texas, Soboleski contacted us yesterday to ask if we would consider re-publishing it and we immediately agreed. He has added a new introduction.
Are We a Civilized Country?
Eighteen school children murdered in Texas. What kind of society do we live in? What kind of society tolerates school children being slaughtered; not to forget the hundreds of others in Buffalo and numerous other cities? Clearly we are an uncivilized society; one that is disintegrating more by the day.
Ten years ago I wrote the following in reaction Connecticut’s own incomprehensible nightmare.
Nothing has changed. We’ve become numb and routinely tolerate the slaughter of innocents. I stand by every word.
Proposed Path to a Safer Society
(First published on LymeLine.com Dec. 20, 2012)