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Anti-fascist counter-protesters wait outside Emancipation Park to hurl insults as white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' are forced out after the 'Unite the Right' rally was declared an unlawful gathering August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Emancipation Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Poll: 53% of California Democrats Oppose Free Speech

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.

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Parts of Texas Anti-Sanctuary City Law Blocked

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia granted Democrat-controlled Texas cities’ and open-borders groups’ request for a preliminary injunction blocking the Lone Star State’s tough new law against harboring illegal aliens Wednesday.

Pro-Muslim protestor carrying a sign saying 'No Freedom for Hate Speech' as opposing groups of protesters clashed over the M-103 motion to fight Islamophobia during pro-Muslim and anti-Muslim demonstrations in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on March 04, 2017. Canadians across the country staged similar protests against Islam, Muslims, Sharia Law and M-103. These protests were met by counter protests by those supporting Muslims and in favour of M-103. M-103 is a private members motion put forth by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid that asks the government to 'recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear' and condemn Islamophobia, as well as all other kinds of 'systemic racism and religious discrimination.' (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tancredo: Approaching (and Applauding?) the Twilight of Freedom of Speech

August of 2017 might be recorded as the date the ground shifted under the feet of defenders of constitutional liberty and freedom of assembly in the United States. The nation’s newspaper establishment is now providing a public platform for normalizing the claim that the Constitution’s protections for freedom of the press and freedom of speech are inadequate weapons for winning the fight against a “rising tide of racism,” and therefore, violence may not only be justified, it may be the only moral alternative.

Marco Rubio Flunks the Free Speech Test — Again

At no point did Rubio acknowledge that the First Amendment protects all Americans, regardless of how offensive their views are. Nor did he assign any blame at all to the left-wing “Antifa” activists who brought weapons with which to shut down the demonstration by force — weapons that were also used against reporters covering the scene.

White supremacist in Charlottesvile (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP / Getty)

Mainstream Media Exploit Charlottesville Violence to Help the Left

The mainstream media enjoys grousing about supposed threats to the First Amendment under President Donald Trump. But few are bothering to stand up for the basic right of freedom of speech in the wake of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia between white supremacists and left-wing “anti-fascist” rioters.

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