Previously on This Just In…
The results of a new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey were released last week, finding that “a majority of Democrats embrace restrictive policies, including punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Here are some of the findings:
Nearly six out of 10 Democrats surveyed — 59% — believe the U.S. government should force Americans who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine to stay in their homes “at all times except for emergencies.”
On the other hand, 79 percent of Republicans and 71 percent of unaffiliated voters opposed a house arrest scheme like this.
The study also found that more than half — 55% — of Democratic voters would support “a proposal for federal or state governments to fine Americans who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine … compared to just 19% of Republicans and 25% of unaffiliated voters.”
In addition, nearly half of Democrats surveyed — 48% — supported fines and incarceration in prison for those who merely “publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications.”
In addition, of the Democrats surveyed:
• 45% would support internment camps for the unvaccinated.
• 47% would agree to surveillance and tracking of those who refuse vaccination.
• 29% “would support temporarily removing parents’ custody of their children if parents refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine.”
And from Dan Gelernter, columnist for American Greatness:
Your Democratic neighbors won’t be ordered to vote for laws that ostracize you from society, steal your property, or send you away to a concentration camp. They will do it burning with pride.
Read Gelernter’s entire column here.