I don't know what the exact numbers are for today. I spent quite a bit of time today looking for some sort of statistical analysis for 2010 and couldn't come up with much, but... Here's my take. Even if the numbers somehow dramatically dropped from the highs of 2007 to the lows of 1998 (according to this graph), we're not where we should be. No child left behind needs to take on a new meaning in this country and around the world.
Something needs to be done to protect our kids.
The oath of our President includes the following.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
The United States Oath of Allegiance (officially referred to as the "Oath of Allegiance," 8 C.F.R. Part 337 (2008)) is an oath that must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become United States citizens. The first officially recorded Oaths of Allegiance were made on May 30th, 1778 at Valley Forge, during the Revolutionary War.
The current oath is as follows:
"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."
Jesus died on the Cross and resurrected on the third day to rescue us all from the abuses of sin. Isn't it time we, as His rescued, rescue others as well?