Poll Says Majority Of Democrats In California Don’t Support Free Speech

What is it with Democrats and free speech? They seem to think the only people who are entitled to free speech are people with whom they agree. A new poll out of California confirms this.

The Mercury News reports:

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.

“I would have thought the liberals would be defending the right to demonstrate in general,” said Mark DiCamillo, who conducted the poll of California registered voters for the university’s Institute of Governmental Studies…

“Freedom of speech is good, but it all depends on what you’re speaking about,” said [Democrat Jewell] Taylor, who owns an auto repair shop. “I don’t like violence. I believe in making things better, and making things better is not sitting there and rallying about things that happened 100 years ago,” like slavery or white supremacy or the rise of Hitler that led to the genocide of Jews.

We have freedom of speech precisely to protect speech which people find objectionable.

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