(National Sentinel) Left-wing Authoritarianism: Democrats and far-Left “progressives” routinely characterize President Donald J. Trump a an authoritarian, but the fact is, they are the ones who, if given the power, would become tyrannical, and a newly released survey from the University of California-Berkeley proves it.

A poll of California Democrats found that more than half — 53 percent — would deny First Amendment freedom of speech, assembly, and expression rights, at least as they apply to right-wing organizations, according to Breitbart News.

What’s more, a large plurality of all Californians — 46 percent — feel the same way, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News:

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.

The results actually surprised the pollster, Mark DiCamillo. “I would have thought the liberals would be defending the right to demonstrate in general,” he told the paper.

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.”

Needless to say, no similar questions were asked about the domestic terrorist group Antifa, members of which have been purposely targeting for violence not just white supremacists and neo-Nazis but also political conservatives and supporters of President Donald J. Trump, under the excuse that because they support Trump — and Trump’s a racist, bigoted, pig — it’s okay.

It’s not okay. In fact, it’s dangerous — to freedom and liberty.

Not all political speech is popular, obviously. But it’s necessary if a free society is to remain free. In fact, wildly unpopular political speech serves the purpose of showing us who we don’t want to be.

But most Democrats don’t agree, as this survey demonstrates. And they have the temerity to call Trump supporters Nazis?

Do you doubt, if they had absolute power, that Democrats would eviscerate the Constitution? You shouldn’t. They would.

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