When I say we, I'm speaking of America, our country. If the dollars budgeted to fight this evil are any indicator, we are not taking it very seriously. Some interesting facts:
1. When it comes to crimes human trafficking now ranks number two, surpassing illegal arms distribution, and on course to become number one, surpassing drug trafficking.
2. The federal budget to support military bands…$500 million. http://ow.ly/4Yo4i
3. The federal budget to fight human trafficking…$110 million. http://ow.ly/4YotM
4. The federal budget to fight drug trafficking…$15 Billion. http://ow.ly/4ZU0g
Don't get me wrong, I support fully the efforts of our men and women in the Armed Forces. Our son served in the air force, and we are extremely proud of his service to our nation. I’m for the fight against illegal drugs. But seriously, look at those numbers. Although the issue of human trafficking has received much attention over the last year or two, it has obviously not become a priority for our country. Thankfully, we live in a democracy. We have, in the vote, the ultimate power in determining our country’s priorities. This is an issue that we need to bring before our elected representatives. Join the fight against child sex trafficking with an e-mail to your congressperson and senator.