We all know the hot button issues in politics. They seem to be the polarizing ones that everyone wants to talk about all the time. Abortion, marriage, gun rights, etc. Just sitting there I am sure you can add a few more to that short list.
One that no one seems to want to talk about is human trafficking. My hometown of Fort Worth is a hotbed of it. It’s big. It’s ugly and it’s an problem that hides in the corner shadows of our political construct.
It should not.
It’s a huge issue for us and one that is a winning issue for any politician who will take it up and force it to the forefront of our national conscience. Which is why when I saw the press release from Congresswoman Mia Love’s office this morning, I thought, “That is what winning looks like.” It’s problems and solutions like these that Republicans should be hammering all day long.
The infinite worth of people is an issue Republicans should own. In fact, it’s why the party was created.
That is not to say we as conservatives lose our focus on abortion and marriage. No, we fight just as hard each and every day on those issues.
However, when we are presented an issue like ending human trafficking, we should forcefully take the lead. Kudos to Mia Love for doing this. She is articulate (see this YouTube clip) and just who we need leading on this issue.