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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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Biden: I Will Provide A ‘Pathway to Citizenship for Over 11 Million Undocumented’ Immigrants

He would try to do it right away!

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“Elections have consequences,” as Barack Obama once noted. The problem with electing a Democrat to the White House, is that you know 11 out of every 10 policies will have negative repercussions on the American people – whether they’re smart enough to understand what’s going on or not. Joe Biden plans to get off on the wrong foot, almost immediately. Here’s the scoop, via The Daily Wire: Joe Biden announced during an NBC News interview that aired on Tuesday evening that he will immediately move to give citizenship to millions of illegal aliens once he gets into office in two months. “I’m going to make a commitment in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden said. “I will also be moving to do away with some of the I think very damaging executive orders that have significantly impacted on making the climate worse and making us less healthy.” The odds of social media censoring this post are high. Anything negative toward Biden/Harris is almost instantly a red-flag. You can’t even read a Trump tweet these days without seeing a disclaimer. But facts matter. From Washington Times: A whistleblower claims to have seen a Biden-Harris van bringing ballots to a counting center in Nevada, according to the Trump campaign. The whistleblower said he went for a walk on his lunch break around the counting center and spotted a Biden-Harris van unloading boxes of ballots, said conservative activist Matt Schlapp at a press conference organized by the Trump campaign in Las Vegas. Check this out… https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1324174186366074880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1324174186366074880%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fbreaking-james-okeefe-whistleblower-exposes-michigan-voter-fraud-video%2F As you’ll see in the screenshot below, Biden “won” Michigan by a small margin… Stay tuned for more…

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