Cinema Verite: Be Water HK

October 11, 2019

How do Hong Kong protesters resist constant surveillance and social credit, not to mention physical threats and violence?




Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it. Because participating in this inquiry under the current unconstitutional posture would inflict lasting institutional harm on the Executive Branch and lasting damage to the separation of powers, you have left the President no choice. Consistent with the duties of the President of the United States, and in particular his obligation to preserve the rights of future occupants of his office, President Trump cannot permit his Administration to participate in this partisan inquiry under these circumstances.    – Pat Cipollone, Counsel to the President

The White House has issued a response to the House’s “Impeachment Inquiry,” citing Constitutional and other legal reasons it will not be cooperating with any requests from the investigating committees.  It is a compelling argument, and you can read it here:

Of course, you can also read the full transcripts of the Ukrainian call that launched this investigation, as well as various other cogent details here.


According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, we spend more on taxes than on anything else.  More than food.  More than healthcare.  More than just about anything.  You can read the sad details here: (with links to the source material.)




Why don’t you decide for yourself?  Here is the transcript of the declassified and unredacted conversation between President Trump and President Zelenskyy, released by the White House today.  And here is the video of Vice President Biden bragging about how he forced the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son.  Who was abusing the power of White House?

Update:  Speaker Nancy Pelosi hasn’t read the transcript.

Update #2: The Justice Department has just cleared the President of violating any laws with the Ukrainian call.

Update #3:  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff had early, inside information about the Whistleblower complaint and lied about it.







The U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 representatives on September 17, 1787, creating our government and recognizing our rights as citizens.  At no other time and at no other place has a group of citizens enjoyed both the freedoms and the protections we now have.  I hope we appreciate it.  You can read the Constitution (and the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence) here: