A George H.W. Bush Department of Defense appointee and rabid “Never-Trump”, Rick Wilson, said over the weekend that Anti-Vaxxers should have their children confiscated, their property seized, and that they should be sent to ‘re-education’ camp.
Wilson is best known as being the Republican strategists who served as George W. Bush’s Florida campaign chief during the hotly contested 2000 Florida presidential campaign re-count. Wilson was an appointee to the Department of Defense by then-Defense Secretary, Dick Cheney. He has also served Rudy Giuliani’s mayoral campaigns and recently wrote the book, Everything Trump Touches, Dies. He has been a columnist for The New York Times, The Federalist, and Daily Beast.
Wilson wasn’t joking when he tweeted out the following on Friday morning.
Wilson was sub-tweeting Brandy Zadrozny, an NBC news reporter who said the following…
A cursory search of the incidents described by Zadronzy does not reveal any legal “harassment” or “accosting” of parents in any way. In fact, Zadronzy’s article does not indicate what her own tweet summary of the article claims.
Entitled, Anti-vaccine groups take dangerous online harassment into the real world, Zadronzy and Erika Edwards highlight peaceful assemblies and lawful speech. The “accosting parents with infants in their arms” amounted to a peaceful protester asking a parent if they were vaccinating their child. All of these actions constitute lawful protest and protected speech under the First Amendment.
For this reason, Republican strategist Rick Wilson believes that their property should be seized, children taken, and that they should be sent to re-education camps, a term that refers to “administrative detentions” begun in the People’s Republican of China in which torture and mind-control are used to brainwash subjects into ideological submission.
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