One of the most important elements of Miller's job will be to teach the public that the scourge of slavery is alive and well, even in the land of the free. "And we're not talking thousands," Miller says. "We're talking millions."
You and I need to pray for John. He will be taking on one of the great evils of the world. I recently had a chance to meet with him and discuss this issue. And he is determined, I can tell you, to stop trafficking. Visit the BreakPoint website for ways you can help him.
America may be the last hope for millions of women and children who are forced into lives of degradation. As John puts it, if America fails to take the lead in rescuing them, no one will.
For further information:
Anne Morse, "The abolitionist," World, March 1, 2003 (free registration required).
Read John R. Miller's remarks at his swearing-in as Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
"Trafficking in Persons National Security Presidential Directive," White House Office of the Press Secretary, February 25, 2003.
Read remarks by speakers at the State Department's "Pathbreaking Strategies in the Global Fight against Sex Trafficking" conference held February 23-26, 2003.
Sabrina Eaton, "Conference in D.C. will focus on eradicating sex slavery," Plain Dealer (Cleveland), February 25, 2003.
Priscilla Huff, "Human trafficking numbers feared to rise with possible war looming," Channel News Asia, February 26, 2003.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 021213, "A Job No Woman Would Choose: Hillary and Her 'Sex Workers.'"
BreakPoint Commentary No. 020612, "Traffic Offense: The State Department Whitewash."
Gary Haugen, The Good News about Injustice (InterVarsity, 1999).