Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut delivered his State of the State Address in Hartford yesterday. Still emotional about the senseless deaths of students and teachers in the Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, Governor Malloy declared his commitment to real freedom and security instead of the illusions fueled by the gun culture:
And when it comes to preventing future acts of violence in our schools, let me say this: more guns are not the answer. Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher, and security should not mean a guard posted outside every classroom.
That is not who we are in Connecticut, and it is not who we will allow ourselves to become [Governor Dannel P. Malloy, State of the State Address, Hartford, Connecticut, 2013.01.09].
I hope that is not who we are or who we will become in South Dakota, either.