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Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:00

California Dems Reject First Amendment

Written by  TruthRevolt

Gone are the days of Democrats rallying behind the American ideal of free speech. A recent poll conducted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies reveals that more than half of the state’s registered Democrats believe in limiting our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and assembly.

According to Breitbart, the survey shows that

Forty-six percent of California voters say we’ve gone too far in allowing white nationalists to demonstrate while 43 percent say the rallies should not be restricted and 11 percent had no opinion.

And Democrats, especially, appear to be grappling with the complex issue in deep blue California.

In the wake of violent protests from Charlottesville to Berkeley, more than half, a full 53 percent of California’s Democratic voters, believe we have gone too far in allowing those demonstrations. Some 50 percent of California Republicans, meanwhile, believe the right to demonstrate should not be restricted, compared with 39 percent of Democrats.

Sadly, UC Berkeley itself seems poised to produce graduates who will worsen those statistics. The birthplace of the 1960's Free Speech Movement, where students petitioned the administration to remove the ban on political activities on campus, the school has recently gone in the opposite direction: February’s violent protests in anticipation of an on-campus appearance by controversial “cultural libertarian” Milo Yiannopoulos caused the event to be canceled, and members of the leftist faculty have proposed a boycott of UCB’s conservative "free speech week" planned for later this month.

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