According to Uranium One whistleblower Nate Cain*, America's forefathers once considered kidnapping a capital offense. But under current criminal statute, only the perpetrators whose kidnapped victims die are considered for capital punishment.
In an interview with American Family News, the U.S. Army veteran explains he is equally concerned about the growing number of transactions being made in exchange for children who are sold into slave labor or for sexual exploitation. He argues that with few exceptions, these crimes warrant the death penalty. Forced labor, forced sex, and the commercial creation of child pornography are "crimes against humanity" that he refuses to accept.
"It's hard to believe someone involved in human trafficking for these reasons should not be put to death," he argues. "The best thing that we can do as a society is to create a very clear message that if you engage in those types of activities, we will have you put to death."
In 2022, the FBI's National Crime Information Center reported 359,094 entries for missing children – nearly 22,000 more than the previous year.
"Where are these children?" Cain asks. "If they're being trafficked for slave labor or sexual exploitation, this absolutely needs to stop."
Because the number of missing children is on the rise, Cain admits being "extremely motivated" to help as many of those children as he can. Sadly, he fears the Biden administration's open-border policies are "aiding and abetting" cartels and others in the human trafficking of children.
"If our governance and laws are largely based on biblical principles," he says, "we must consider the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 18, Verse 6":
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. (ESV)
Cain states that prepubescent children are not capable of making such horrific decisions.
"And too many [of them] are being exploited for sex, while older children are often forced into something they don't want to do," he laments. "That's more than enough reason to have extremely stiff penalties – even those that result in death – for anyone involved in taking ownership of a child for their enslavement or sexual exploitation."
* Editor's note: Nate Cain is vying for a Republican House seat in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.