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“Bias Response Teams” are Nullifying The First Amendment at Portland State

When free speech dies, so too does America herself.

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A terrifying new authority has arrived on the campus of Portland State, and their purpose is to police the language used anywhere on the property.

The idea is simple enough:  If you or one of your colleagues finds yourself either offended, or concerned that someone else could be offended, by something that just occurred on campus, you can call the “Bias Response Team” to come “investigate”…or whatever it is that they do.

Yes, this is a real thing, and not some dystopian, concept-opinion piece I’m trying out.

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Members of the campus community at Portland State better think twice about making a joke on campus — it could very well lead to their names being reported to the university’s bias response team.

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Two bias reports filed at the public institution last fall were against people making jokes or similar off-hand comments on campus, according to documents obtained by The College Fix through a public records act request.

Just how bad were the jokes?

In one case from last September, a student overheard someone in their classroom making a comment about sometimes feeling like they having schizophrenia.

“She then stated she was not trying to make fun of schizophrenia,” the student reported, “but that sometimes she can be ‘schizophrenic.’ … She stated this in a joking manner and even laughed about it.”

Now let’s look to the future, when you are perhaps looking for a job, or perhaps a career in politics, and your “bias response team” report finds its way to Wikileaks.  Now, instead of focusing on who stands before you today, you are either tainted by or forced to spend time explaining the situation that led to your being included in such a wildly subjective, yet somehow serious report.

Worse still is that comedy is one of the last real safe harbors for free speech in the world today, specifically in America.  If we allow the zealots of social justice to take that away from us, we could be irreversibly lost to grip of authoritarianism.

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Video: Pelosi Goes On Live TV, Says Senate Must Allow Witnesses to Testify Or ‘Pay A Price’

Sounds like a threat, doesn’t it?

John Salvatore

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi is desperate. So is Rep. Adam Schiff and nearly every single Democrat in Congress. They can see the headlines from the liberal MSM now: TRUMP GOT AWAY AGAIN! DEMS FAIL TO BOOT POTUS FROM OVAL OFFICE! Of course, Dems always knew Trump was going to walk free, considering the GOP runs the Senate and there is zero proof of wrongdoing. However, Dems have completely lost the interest of the American public, as reports of impeachment viewership are staggeringly low. Nobody cares to tune in because they all know it is a partisan charade. Therefore, Pelosi and her ilk have to resort to silly one-liners in an attempt to pull people back to her cause. But it won’t work. WATCH: https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1221626781175861255?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221626781175861255&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fpelosi-warns-republican-senators-allow-witnesses-in-impeachment-trial-or-pay-a-price-video%2F Check out Pelosi on Bill Maher, via The Blaze: In the days leading up to the House of Representatives passing the articles of impeachment against President Trump, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi told members of her party to appear “solemn” during proceedings. “Don’t cheer, keep it solemn,” Pelosi said, according to a swing-district Democrat. One month later, and the appearances of solemnity appears to have gone out the window. WATCH: https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1218619144561709056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1218619144561709056&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F WATCH: https://twitter.com/mmpadellan/status/1218403662600593409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1218403662600593409&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fyoure-impeached-forever-prayerful-pelosi-giggles-and-taunts-trump-on-bill-mahers-show%2F Check out Tlaib’s solemn reaction: https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1207529557944725509?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1207529557944725509&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theblaze.com%2Fres%2Fcommunity%2Ftwitter_embed%2F%3Fiframe_id%3Dtwitter-embed-1207529557944725509%26created_ts%3D1576732456.0%26screen_name%3DrealDailyWire%26text%3DSo%2Bsolemn.%2BSo%2Bsomber.%2Bhttps%253A%252F%252Ft.co%252FH6J6sTBBo8%26id%3D1207529557944725509%26name%3DThe%2BDaily%2BWire And here’s Kamala: https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/1217952918789181440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1217952918789181440&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theblaze.com%2Fres%2Fcommunity%2Ftwitter_embed%2F%3Fiframe_id%3Dtwitter-embed-1217952918789181440%26created_ts%3D1579217578.0%26screen_name%3DMarkDice%26text%3DKamala%2BHarris%2Blaughs%2Bit%2Bup%2Babout%2Bimpeachment%2Bbefore%2Brealizing%2Bshe%2527s%2Blive%2Bon%2Bthe%2Bair%252C%2Bthen%2Bpretends%2Bit%2527s%2Ba%2Bvery%2B%2522sol%25E2%2580%25A6%2Bhttps%253A%252F%252Ft.co%252FZB5DJe9KNB%26id%3D1217952918789181440%26name%3DMark%2BDice American leaders’ highest priority is to protect American lives and interests. But we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1213096517063589890?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1213096517063589890&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani Another from Nancy… The Trump Admin has conducted strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an AUMF against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress. https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1213096517948596224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1213096517948596224&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani Check out this statement from the State Department… https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1213192132581720065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1213192132581720065&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani Here’s something ridiculous from rookie Rep. Ilhan Omar… https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1212942887048101888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1212942887048101888&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani

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Dershowitz Makes Clear: Bolton’s Book Allegations Linking Trump to Ukraine – Not Impeachable

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John Salvatore

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A member of Alan Dershowitz’s own family told him to change his last name because he had the audacity to work with President Trump’s legal team. That’s how ridiculously political everything has become these days. Whoever that family member was, he or she won’t be happy to hear what Dershowitz just said about former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s new book, which apparently says Trump intentionally withheld aid to Ukraine. From The Hill: Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Monday said that former national security adviser John Bolton’s reported account of President Trump tying Ukraine military aid to investigations into Democrats would not constitute an impeachable offense. “If any president had done what the [New York] Times reported about the content of the Bolton manuscript, that would not constitute an impeachable offense,” Dershowitz said during lengthy remarks from the Senate floor Monday night. Dershowitz noted, “Let me repeat: Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power or an impeachable offense. That is clear from the history. That Is clear from the language of the Constitution.” He added, “You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using words like ‘quid pro quo’ and ‘personal benefit.'” https://twitter.com/GOPChairwoman/status/1221986300418494464 Another: https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1221981507771867136 Another: https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1221982718885613569 Check this out… https://twitter.com/frankthorp/status/1221586534991847425?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221586534991847425&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1221601174257905669?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221601174257905669&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1221606104754421760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221606104754421760&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/GillianHTurner/status/1221603898600906752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221603898600906752&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/GillianHTurner/status/1221601827336134657?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221601827336134657&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1221568821879885824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221568821879885824&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1221570551359123459?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221570551359123459&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1221570893316489216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221570893316489216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1221571967503011841?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221571967503011841&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1221577835485310982?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221577835485310982&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/axios/status/1221585983277277184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221585983277277184&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/rossgarber/status/1221585379687616517?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221585379687616517&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1221601838476267520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221601838476267520&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F01%2F26%2Fdems-want-john-bolton-to-testify-over-alleged-book-revelations-reported-by-the-nyt%2F https://twitter.com/GeoffRBennett/status/1221590809394413568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221590809394413568&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fbreaking-bolton-reportedly-linking-trump-to-ukraine-in-his-book-dems-pounce-and-demand-his-testimony%2F https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/1221605438627684358?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221605438627684358&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fbreaking-bolton-reportedly-linking-trump-to-ukraine-in-his-book-dems-pounce-and-demand-his-testimony%2F H/T: Twitchy

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