I have always enjoyed reading Debbie Leffler’s columns. They’re interesting as well as well written. She’s a dedicated teacher, mother, wife and friend to all. Her life experiences have often been the source of some of her best columns.
Now, the reason for this letter. Mrs. Leffler’s column in the Thursday edition of the Norwalk Reflector moved me like no other one she has written.
The tragedy resulting from the Corso’s raid is monumental. Forget about the politics of the event. Concentrate on the children. Is there anyone among us who would want the same thing to happen to their own children? Debbie stated it clearly when she wrote that this is about justice. The children are now caught in the crossfire. Their state of limbo has just begun with no end in sight.
Debbie focused in on the effects on a child she knows personally. It’s always misleading and easy to attack a group. It’s far more difficult to justify unfairness when you know an individual directly affected. This is not representative of the America I know, love, and respect. It reflects an ugliness and lack of compassion that is alien to most Americans.
I have incredible respect for Mrs. Leffler. It took real courage to write the column she did. It was a sincere effort on her part to have us stop and really think about the consequences of what has taken place. We are better than this. We are a kinder and gentler nation than this raid demonstrates.
Thank you Debbie for being the voice of reason for those who can’t be heard. Your column serves as a light in a difficult time for our community. God bless you for doing his work.