The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board suggested Friday that the National Guard should be used to keep unvaccinated citizens under house arrest.
The editorial, published Friday, lamented that Utah’s coronavirus response has been lacking and the state is “waving the white flag of surrender in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Salt Lake City newspaper wants the Utah national guard to not allow unvaccinated people to leave their homes. This is mindless, anti-science insanity — omicron is infecting everyone — but these “journalists” are demanding totalitarianism. And they think they’re the good guys. pic.twitter.com/BYoskGNQ5R
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 16, 2022
The editors’ proposal — that the National Guard be deployed to enforce a lockdown of the unvaccinated — has been widely derided by conservative commentators.
When The New York Times published Sen. Tom Cotton’s call to “Send in the Troops” to stop rioting in June 2020, it sparked an internal meltdown that led to the firing of the opinion editor.
The nation must restore order. The military stands ready. https://t.co/SW68y6wvds
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) June 3, 2020