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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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Watch: 2020 Democrat Joe Biden Thinks COVID-19 Is Called the ‘Luhan’ Virus

It’s Wuhan, Joe. Wu-han.

John Salvatore

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More often than not, 2020 liberal frontrunner Joe Biden doesn’t know what he’s saying. If he does, he’s not doing a great job of communicating his thoughts with the American people. You’d think his campaign would keep him out of the spotlight, considering he has his party’s nomination all but secured. But nope. Joe is still doing interviews and saying silly things that prove he has no business within 500 feet of the White House. WATCH: https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1243686891368722437?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1243686891368722437&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F03%2Fwhat-is-wrong-with-old-joe-biden-refers-to-wuhan-coronavirus-as-luhan-virus-video%2F From Washington Examiner: Joe Biden’s campaign said the candidate has yet to take the coronavirus test because he is unaware of any contact with the disease. “Vice President Biden has no fever, no cough, no shortness of breath or other symptoms consistent with coronavirus,” the campaign said in a Friday statement. “And the campaign has not been informed of or become aware of any relevant contact with an individual who has tested positive.” Joe isn’t in favor of a travel ban, apparently. From Breitbart: Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is refusing to listen to the advice of the nation’s leading medical experts, continuing his opposition to travel bans in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. President Donald Trump’s administration has implemented travel bans on China, Iran, and most of Europe to stop the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S. Leading medical experts said this week that 30 states now have coronavirus cases due to international travel with Europe, from where 70 percent of the world’s new cases are now originating. LOOK: https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1238254697695326209?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftrendingpolitics.com%2Fyikes-biden-still-opposes-travel-ban-from-coronavirus-infected-countries%2F WATCH: https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1238156772038397953?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftrendingpolitics.com%2Fshameless-biden-uses-coronavirus-outbreak-to-raise-money%2F Also, Joe is raising money off of the virus. WATCH: https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1238284161519140866?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftrendingpolitics.com%2Fshameless-biden-uses-coronavirus-outbreak-to-raise-money%2F

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Michael Rapaport Implies Trump’s Kids Should Be Exposed to COVID-19, Even Barron [Video]

He’s just a teenage boy!

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Michael Rapaport will never win an award for being politically brilliant. Accordingly, the actor isn’t likely to be named the most handsome man on earth, either. Once again, Rapaport has decided to show the nation that he’s not only ugly on the outside, but on the inside, too. Check this out, via The Blaze: Far-left actor Michael Rapaport — who earlier this week called first lady Melania Trump a “dumb animal” — dropped a payload of F-bombs against President Donald Trump and most of his offspring Wednesday, including his teen son Barron, and wanted to see them all exposed to the coronavirus. VIDEO: WARNING*** Strong Language https://twitter.com/MichaelRapaport/status/1242931495460671489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1242931495460671489&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theblaze.com%2Fres%2Fcommunity%2Ftwitter_embed%2F%3Fiframe_id%3Dtwitter-embed-1242931495460671489%26created_ts%3D1585172935.0%26screen_name%3DMichaelRapaport%26text%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ft.co%252FTmCKkdGVyt%2Bhttps%253A%252F%252Ft.co%252F2nBvsNtDhT%26id%3D1242931495460671489%26name%3DMichaelRapaport Here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter… https://twitter.com/NotKennyRogers/status/1243715025182707712 https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/1243710053066182658 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1243710532714192898 https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1243712396482482177 https://twitter.com/ANCALERTS/status/1243715681578815489 https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/1243714560793563137 https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1243712092848500736 https://twitter.com/NickAdamsinUSA/status/1243712771805589510 https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1243714423140659201 https://twitter.com/ivan8848/status/1243714516883574794 https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1243713164811919361 https://twitter.com/mlbtraderumors/status/1243713850450608128

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