A majority of California Democrats and nearly half of Republicans would like to limit the constitutional rights of White Nationalists to free speech and public assembly, according to a recent UC Berkeley poll. Those who identify as “liberal” are the least supportive of First Amendment rights (58% are against free speech) while those who identify as “very conservative” are the most supportive (40% oppose free speech). Blacks and Asians are the least supportive among racial groups while Whites are the most. The Sacramento Bee reports:
Has America gone too far in allowing white nationalist groups to hold public demonstrations?
More than half of the state’s registered Democrats say that’s the case, according to a new survey by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. Another 39 percent said their protest rights should be unrestricted under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Half of Republicans said the rights of white nationalists to organize in the street should be protected, compared with 42 percent who say demonstrations that can lead to racial tensions and violence should be limited.
The poll reveals that there is little public support for the rights of White Nationalists, with 40% of even those who identify as “very conservative” supportive of shutting down their constitutional rights. Freedom (for those who hold politically-incorrect ideas) is not very popular in the “land of the free.”