Poll: 53% of California Democrats Oppose Free Speech

Poll: 53% of California Democrats Oppose Free Speech, by Joel Pollack.

A new poll conducted by the University of California Berkeley reveals that a majority of California Democrats oppose the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and assembly, at least as it applies to extreme right-wing groups. A plurality (46%) of all Californians feels the same way. …

The poll’s results reportedly surprised the pollster who conducted it. “I would have thought the liberals would be defending the right to demonstrate in general,” Mark DiCamillo told the Mercury News.

According to the Sacramento Bee, which reported the polling data in further detail, 58% of those describing themselves as “liberal” said that America had “gone too far in allowing white nationalist groups to hold public demonstrations.”

Which proves that they support their side, right or wrong, rather than a principle.

Liberals used to be big defenders of free speech and now they are the fascists. On climate change, many of them want jail for the skeptics. Since when did having a differing opinion become criminal?

hat-tip Charles