Commonwealth Policy Center

One of the top movies earlier this month reveals an urgent and global struggle against child sex trafficking. Sound of Freedom recounts the true story of Homeland Security investigator Tim Ballard, whose mission to end sex trafficking begins with a search for a missing brother and sister in Colombia. Some progressive reviewers are dubbing the film “paranoid,” but is rescuing children from abuse a partisan issue? This isn’t merely a topic for the movies. A missing 14-year-old girl was discovered last month at Camp Pendleton in California; relatives claim she was trafficked to a Marine at the base. Sound of Freedom exposes a horrible evil in our midst, and implicit is a call to each of us to intercede for vulnerable children.