First, there was the widespread, nationally recognized free speech rally in the midst of deep blue Portland in the middle of deep blue Oregon.
Then I went to the state legislature located in Salem, which is located only 30 minutes away from my parents' home.
As soon as I had a chance to go, I brought with me Trump gear, including my hat and my batter:
Within five seconds of these photos taken, one of the state troopers told me "No signs in the state legislature."
I was able to take photos with in the California State capitol.
But not in Oregon?
Then check out what I had to tolerate when I was looking over the State House of Representatives Floor:
A plainclothes state policeman gripped me by the sides and told me not to take out my hat or use it as a sign.
I confronted him, and told him my concerns. I recorded him the whole time.
I asked for his badge number:
That was the second time in the weekend that I had to confront a police officer and push back on seeming violation of my rights.
The police officer got more than an earful.
Then he told me that state troopers were following someone who had their signs out.
|There's the state trooper|
That was me, yes, and I told the police officer that I respect the rules of the state house.
A state police officer about 50 feet away walked off.
Since when did the state of Oregon decided that they did not have to abide by Constitutional law?
And I decided to have the last laugh!