Those chilling border scenes hit close to home

We just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. For many of us, that meant a long weekend spending time with family, watching some football and doing some shopping. We truly have it good, leading lives with more blessings than we can count. Yet, at the end of it, anyone who turned on the news or opened up a social media app saw images of our country firing tear gas at children along our southern border.

Most of these people are coming from Honduras, where I visited this past summer. They are fleeing it for their lives because murder is a daily hazard in their home country. They live with the constant fear that someone in their family will be killed. They cannot count the blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Read the rest of the column in the Somerville Times.