Thanks to the apathy and inaction of public officials, fascists succeeded in shutting down free speech at the University of California at Berkeley this week.

Gay conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the school but had to cancel after angry masked mobs calling themselves, the “antifa,” (short for “anti-fascist,” ironically) and the “black bloc” descending on the event.  Milo was quickly ushered off campus in a bulletproof vest just as the fascists broke through security barriers, smashed shop windows, and threw fire bombs. Videos of the violent attacks circulated, including an unconscious man being beaten with large sticks.  Other people were pepper sprayed, shoved, and intimidated.

The UC Berkeley landscape was left in shambles, but the glow from the smoldering fires illuminated their painted message: “KILL TRUMP.”

Was there any condemnation for these criminal actions? Hardly. In fact, it seemed almost encouraged.

Please read what actually happened, in my Daily Caller piece.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.