Speaker of the House Says She Has Equal Power to President of United States in Meeting with European Leaders

While visiting Brussels this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told European leaders that President Donald Trump does not wield all the power in the United States and suggested that she is essentially his equal because of the “power of the purse.”

“We’re not a parliamentary government even though we’re parliamentarians,” Pelosi said at a press conference, according to Politico. “We have Article 1, the legislative branch, the first branch of government, coequal to the other branches, and we have asserted ourselves in that way.”

https://www.newsweek.com/nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-power-equal-1335656

Robert Francis O’Rourke (D-TX) doubts US Constitution working… wants Democrat to re-write..

“I’m hesitant to answer it because I really feel like it deserves its due, and I don’t want to give you a — actually, just selfishly, I don’t want a sound bite of it reported, but, yeah, I think that’s the question of the moment: Does this still work?” O’Rourke said. “Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships…and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/beto-orourke-suggests-america-should-ditch-constitution

HPD Chief Acevedo says narcotics cop committed likely crime by lying in affidavit for deadly raid – Houston Chronicle

The allegations of false information used to conduct a raid that led to the death of two residents and left five officers injured further stunned and angered residents. It marked one of most significant cases of police misconduct within the narcotics division in decades.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-police-shooting-affidavit-confidential-13620120.php

Red Flag Gun Laws Turn Due Process on Its Head

“The 5th & 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution mandate that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” Although this should be clear to anyone with a basic comprehension of English, it’s often ignored by judges and politicians. Depriving people of a constitutional right before a trial and without charges tramples on the notion of innocent until proven guilty and severely erodes the core values of justice.”

https://fee.org/articles/red-flag-gun-laws-turn-due-process-on-its-head/

Laws Changed: CA Man Registers ‘Assault Weapons’; CADOJ Shows Up to Confiscate Them

“He allegedly completed an unfinished lower receiver (80% lower) and assembled a single shot AR pistol with a fixed 0rd magazine back in 2012 using a magazine locking device, which was one of two legal avenues to obtain an AR pistol at the time. The other way was to buy a single shot AR pistol from a gun store, which you could later modify to be semiautomatic. There was a debate whether those who completed an 80% lower first into a single shot pistol then to a semiauto were ‘manufacturing an unsafe handgun’ (not going to get completely into the weeds of CA gun laws here).”

“A few gun laws later, he was required to register any pistol with a magazine locking device that used a tool to remove the magazine as an ‘assault weapon.’ In order to do that, being a law abiding law abider he had to put a serial number on his pistols. He “voluntarily registered” his pistols (which is not the same as registering it as an assault weapon), adding his own serial numbers per federal guidelines, and submitted the paperwork to CADOJ. His application was still pending.”

https://www.redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2019/02/15/ca-man-registers-assault-weapons-cadoj-shows-confiscate/