Our Government is Worse than the Mob

When my business partner and I started Godfather Politics we had the mafia in mind. The mafia is not much different from the way our government works.

When my oldest son was about four, we were at the check-out line at a Blockbuster video store when he noticed a video-tape display promoting The Godfather trilogy. “Dad, are these about God?,” he asked. A reasonable question from a four-year-old given the title and his always curious nature.

Knowing that he would not care to hear a long retelling of the plot, I summed up the storyline by telling him that The Godfather saga was about an alternate form of government. The leaders are like politicians who start out caring for people but later exploit them. That was enough for him. All he could say was “Oh.”

The man standing behind us in line overheard our conversation and made the following comment. “I never thought of it that way, but you’re right. Don Corleone is a lot like today’s politicians. He’s the man in charge. He grants political favors. He makes and enforces laws. He even collects taxes. The Mafia is run like a government.”

The government as a mafia regime was confirmed to me when I visited the ‘Mob Museum’ in Las Vegas. It tells the story of how crime bosses came to power in the United States. By the way, they weren’t all Italians. Jews (the Hyman Roth character in The Godfather Part II was based on the life of Meyer Lansky who said, “We’re bigger than US Steel.”) and Irish (Road to Perdition) were also involved.

Those who did business with the mob had to follow the mob’s rules. As long as you did not get involved in the ‘services’ rendered by the mob, you were mostly free of the mob’s influence.

This isn’t the case when it comes to the people who have been elected to govern. They’re worse than the mob. We can’t escape their rule or tyranny. There’s no rival mob gang to come to our defense.

When George W. Bush proposed a tax cut for all wage earners in 2003, Alan M. Webber, founding editor of Fast Company magazine, presented the classic plunder-to-satisfy-the-wants-of-the-people worldview. “At the community level,” he wrote, “ordinary folks want jobs, they want benefits, and they want reassurance. This is the time, not for tax cuts, but for Democratic-style spending programs: temporary job creation, targeted public works expenditures, extended unemployment benefits.”[1] These are the comments of someone who believes that government is really run by mob bosses.

Weber believes that confiscating money from wage earners, passing it through a huge bureaucracy, and then distributing a lesser amount of money to the helpless masses is better than allowing wage earners to keep their money, save it, spend it, and invest it. This is mob politics in action.

Real jobs are created, and fewer people remain dependent on the State when consumers make their own economic decisions. But then, dependency isn’t created. All mobs need the people to be dependent on them and fearful of what they can do.

Webber believes that a complex and multifaceted economy is better managed by bureaucrats than the billions of economic decisions made every day by consumers. The only ones who benefit by “public works expenditures” are the politicians who create the programs and those empowered to implement them. The losers are the productive members of society who are plundered and those who become dependent on confiscated wealth given to them in the name of compassion.

It’s no different today. There are drones in the skies, a hit-list of political undesirables, a bought-off complicit media, continued tribute (taxes) to the bosses, laws passed to drive out competition, subsidization of supporters of the regime, and support of unions.

The Mob is alive and well in Washington. Some enterprising person should erect a ‘Government Mob Museum’ in our nation’s capital. The only problem is that there probably isn’t a plot of ground big enough to house all the criminal acts of our government. On second thought, just take a tour of DC. You can see the mobsters in action when Congress is in session.


Notes:
  1. Alan M. Webber, “Bush’s proposed tax cuts won’t rescue sinking U.S. economy,” USA Today (January 13, 2003), 13A. []

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.renu.5 Randy Renu

    10 Reasons Why a Mafia is Better than a Government. By: Emily Sandblade

    #10 – The Mafia has a sense of honor. If they say they will do
    something, they’ll do it. If the government says it will do something,
    you can count on it only if you’re getting screwed.

    #9. The Mafia code of conduct is simple, clear, easy to understand and unfettered from millions of regulations.

    #8. When the mafia goes to war there is little collateral damage to
    civilians. War is the health of the state, but for the mafia it’s bad
    for business.

    #7. Instead of banning drugs or alcohol, the mafia peacefully provides high quality products to people who want them.

    #6.
    When you buy protection from the mafia, you get protection. The mafia
    limits violent crime in the areas they protect, when you buy protection
    from the state you can dial 911 and die.

    #5. The mafia’s protection is much less expensive than the states.
    The mafia wants around 10- 15% of your profits and the various levels of
    government agencies want at least 45% of your profits.

    #4. Unlike the state, the mafia actually wants your business to
    succeed. They understand that without your business succeeding you will
    be unable to pay for their protection. Government bureaucrats get paid
    no matter what.

    #3. The mafia won’t keep you from having a gun. The state wants you
    disarmed. The mafia gladly sells you the weapons you need to protect
    yourself.

    #2. The state wants to regulate what you want to do in your bedroom.
    The mafia will sell you whatever you want for your private enjoyment.

    #1. The mafia has a great sense of style, they dress far better than
    government bureaucrats and they are much easier on the eyes.

    It's not that the Mafia is the best government, or even a good government. It is simply that it meets an objective criteria to be considered as a government.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kurt-Justin/528343773 Kurt Justin

      and money laundering should be legal, as it creates jobs....go Mafia

      • http://www.facebook.com/rick.woodland.1 Rick Woodland

        Bernake manipulates money today on a grand scale

    • DWinch

      Are you saying the Mob has higher standards than the government?
      I would say so!

      • haroldson

        Amen

      • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.bowman.773 Kenneth Bowman

        Frankly the Kenyan's administration is Chicago Mob inspired with a Fascist core. The Fascist part is totally EVIL without any morality whatsoever. I know former Mafia people who would indeed make much better government officials. They respect a code of conduct with strict rules that ensures punishment is deserved. They use power with judgement and skill Unlike the Kenyan Fascist thugs currently in power who childishly threaten others who get in the way of their goals.

        • Progressive Republican

          When you say, "Kenyan Fascist thugs" are you saying that there are people(by that I mean more than one person) in the government that were born in Kenya? Can you offer irrefutable proof, or is this just more FRWNJ racism?

          If you're offended by the anon-existent "Kenyan Fascist thugs" were you ever offended by the last several administrations of white Fascists?

        • http://www.facebook.com/frank.j.austin Frank J. Austin

          Progressive republican. Hmmmm. Is that the archenemy of a conservative demoncrat ? It CERTAINALLY is an oxy,MORON !

        • WhiteFalcon

          You are right. One is either Republican in the strict sense or he can be a commieonazicrat racist. He cannot be both. That does not suppose that he cannot be niether of the above.

        • Progressive Republican

          I am Republican in the strictest, original sense (y'know, like how they were originally progressives?). That makes all these treasonous RINOs (Teandertals, birthers, FRWNJs, Rethuglicons and the Republicretins who vote for them) the "commieonazicrat racist"s you speak of.

        • Progressive Republican

          Thus spake the idiot.

        • tony

          You should all calm down. I imagine this remark is rhetorical. Yes the Kenyan thug is evil; we all know that about him and his kind. You've got bigger fish to fry.

        • Progressive Republican

          Allowing racist lies like that do no one any good.

      • 7papa7

        They are far more trustworthy than the meat heads currently in DC and that includes the white house and congress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

      And most importantly to me at least is that if you want nothing to do with the mafia they leave you alone. They generally go out of their way not to involve others that are not connected to them. True laissez faire (hands off)

    • Twitch

      #11: If you owe money to the mafia and then pay them, they leave you alone. But if you owe back taxes, the IRS will never leave you alone even after you pay them.
      #12: An incompetent person in the mafia gets terminated with a bullet. An incompetent person in the government gets a promotion and a bigger office.

      • http://www.facebook.com/randy.renu.5 Randy Renu

        EXCELLENT!!

        • tony

          Unfortunately, this is true but another sad commentary on our former country

    • rlowen

      Not that I disagree with the point you are trying to make, you seem not to have lived in close proximity to the mafia. All your point are the movie version. Trust me real life is not movies. Enough said. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

      • patriotusa2

        Nice to hear from you again rlowen. I miss many of our frequent posters on PU.

        • rlowen

          I write a column now for PU. It is under my name, Robert Owen. Do a search on my name and it will bring you to my columns. I also blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com I always enjoyed your comments. So look for me at either spot.

        • patriotusa2

          I managed to read two of your columns before PU changed their format, and I do visit your blog. It's too bad that PU couldn't have given us disqus people an alternative as did Conservative Byte.

    • 57girl

      It's sad that our Government is so pathetic, the above statements are actually true.

    • WilliamSpires

      Amen, to that. Like you said it's not that the Mafia is the best government but they are not worse and could even be better than the Gestapo we currently have.

    • oldcoyote

      Could this be who the mafia is?

      http://alturl.com/9cwgv

  • Jude O'Connor

    Amazing, a four year old could read the words of the Godfather ad.

    • cyoder

      He didn't have a liberal making excuses for why he couldn't.

    • John Spencer

      Not at all unusual for reasonably bright kids with attentive parents.

  • Screeminmeeme

    Both the Mafia and the leftist-run government are evil.

    They both have power over people and crave more.

    Their actions are based not on what is good for the populace but only on how their own lives will be benefited.

    They are refractive to correction of any kind.

    Elimination is the only solution.

  • James White, M.D.

    Gary, I don't disagree with you about government being worse than the mob, but such distinction is certainly analyzing the contents of the bottom of the barrel. This old physician yearns for a day when America again "reaches for the stars" of Godly values, moral and honorable behavior, liberty, and righteous individualism. God knows we cannot actually touch the stars in mortal form, thus gifted us with His only Son, who died for our forgiveness, afforded to believers who accept His truth, light and way. Such forgiveness frees us to attempt, and even to fail, then try again for the brightest and best of human capability, rather than to settle for the dregs, such as the government and the mob. Dominus vobiscum.

  • patriotusa2

    I agree with your assessment of our government and the tactics they use to achieve their goals. Although, our system has always had some bad apples running the show, the truth is that it has become a lot worse. Why? Because background doesn't matter anymore, and neither does experience or character. We now have a president in office who was a revolutionary figure in college who gave speeches to the crowds he drew in protest during his college days. He later became a community organizer doing pretty much the same thing as he is now doing all over this country. Organizing an army of liberals to garner strength and support for all his policies and demands. All his mentors have either been communists, anarchists, and/or anti-Americans including his pastor for more than twenty years. However, taking the advice from another one of his mentors, Saul Alinksy, he's managed through rhetoric and entitlements to enlarge his "mob" of liberals.

  • Raymond

    Very interesting!

    THE CLINTON BODY BAGS

    Food for Thought

    Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many "friends" of the
    Clintons.

    1- James McDougal - Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack,
    while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.

    2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997
    at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after
    she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

    3 - Vince Foster - Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton
    at Little Rock's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

    4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have
    died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there
    was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death
    Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with
    prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic
    controller commited suicide.

    5 - C. Victor Raiser, II - Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization
    died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

    6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel
    room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a "dear friend and trusted advisor".

    7 - Ed Willey - Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a
    gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen
    Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved
    in several Clinton fund raising events.

    8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his
    car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park's son said his father was building a dossier
    on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously
    removed from his house.

    9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people
    which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.

    10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported
    to have ties to Whitewater..

    11 - Kathy Ferguson - Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994,
    in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several
    packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with
    Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula
    Jones.

    12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide
    ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide
    at the grave site of his fiancee.

    13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a
    tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

    14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena,
    Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

    15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General.
    Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

    16 - Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992.
    She died in a one car accident.

    17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development
    Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

    18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980
    "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment.
    Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.

    19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death
    from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan
    Guaranty scandal.

    20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang.
    Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her
    office at the Department of Commerce.

    21 - Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security
    clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

    22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee
    died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on
    Clinton 's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and brother.

    23 - Barry Seal - Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.

    24 - Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a
    car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

    25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide
    and his report was never released.

    26 - Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.

    27 - Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the boys may
    have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial
    report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had
    been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony
    could come before a Grand Jury.

    THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

    28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

    29 - Keith McMaskle - Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

    30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

    31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

    3 2 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes".

    33 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

    34 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

    THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:

    36 - Major William S. Barkley, Jr.

    37 - Captain Scott J . Reynolds

    38 - Sgt. Brian Hanley

    39 - Sgt. Tim Sabel

    40 - Major General William Robertson

    41 - Col. William Densberger

    42 - Col. Robert Kelly

    43 - Spec. Gary Rhodes

    44 - Steve Willis

    45 - Robert Williams

    46 - Conway LeBleu

    47 - Todd McKeehan

    Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what happens to friends of the Clintons!!!

    HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT? ...SURELY YOU JEST!!

    --

    • http://www.facebook.com/topcatchaney Tony Chaney

      Who says there's no such thing as, Getting away with Murder? Look at the list Obama has.

      • Progressive Republican

        Not to mention the one that the shrub and Cheney have. Now THAT'S impressive.

    • DWinch

      Just a coincidence I'm sure!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeanne.stotler.1 Jeanne Stotler

        Believe that and I'll sell you some swamp land in the Everglades

        • http://www.facebook.com/felipe.burgos.355 Felipe Burgos

          I have some beachfront property in Montana & a small cabin for sale.

    • patriotusa2

      There is no doubt that the Clinton's were/are corrupt politicians but in order for your commentary to actually be factual, they'd also have to be "mass murders," whether directly or indirectly. I doubt if even the Clinton's could be involved in all those murders without being investigated and eventually indicted.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeanne.stotler.1 Jeanne Stotler

        Not what you know BUT who you know Money speaks louder than words

        • patriotusa2

          No doubt about that, but money doesn't always tighten loose lips and you can't get away with all those murders without someone even investigating, especially with all the Clinton's enemies in politics. It's just too farfetched for me to believe. Just take a look at the list!

      • http://www.facebook.com/felipe.burgos.355 Felipe Burgos

        If you have seen the list about a week ago it had more information. Many of them were ruled suicide by MEs. One caught my eye. A pregnant witness committed suicide by shooting herself on the back of the head. Other had 113 stabs wounds. WOW.

        • patriotusa2

          Where did you see this list, and from what source? I'd really like to see it. I find it impossible to believe that anyone with the high profile of the Clinton's with such powerful political enemies could become so invincible while killing, or having someone kill, a list of people as long as this list. They eventually caught Ted Bundy and he could be considered an amateur compared to what is being said about Bill and Hillary Clinton. Some people will believe anything!

    • Doodlebug

      Thanks for the refresher course! One tends to forget these when we are battling so much with the current administration. hillybilly for prez, I pray not but I doubt that there is any stopping her. If she runs, she wins because of all the crazy female voters, the dummicrats presisting to have the "first" and the freebies. These people just don't seem to wake up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/felipe.burgos.355 Felipe Burgos

      Raymond, I just read this list a week ago and it would not surprise me if presented to liberals, it will be disputed. Because Hitlery & Wild Billy are some darlings. One day judgement will come from GOD and excuses will not fly. After all WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

      • Libzilla

        Felipe, I must point out your misquote of
        Ms. Hillary Clinton, next President of the USA.
        The Exact quote would be:
        "What difference, AT THIS POINT, does it make?"
        A small but important distinction.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mthayne Myrna Griswold Thayne

      And you just listed all the reasons why Hillary could in all likelihood run for and win as POTUS.
      Remember, if it seems highly improbable, impossible or just downright stupid; it will most likely happen in politics.

    • Progressive Republican

      Ah, leave it to a jarhead FRWNJ conspiracist to resurrect widely disproven drivel over a decade old. Pathetic.

      I wish I had to time to refute every example of your cut-and-paste dreck, but I don't. So, I'll just put the lie to the easiest ones to find:

      >James McDougal had a well-documented heart condition and was in solitary because he refused to supply a urine sample. The day before, while in his regular cell, he complained of dizziness and later threw up while being processed for isolation. One there, he did not ask for his medications.

      There was no evidence of foul play.

      >Mary Mahoney was one of several HUNDRED who interned in the White House and went for the assailant's gun after he'd fired a warning shot into the ceiling; whereupon the robber shot her and the other two employees.

      "The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House." This is a lie. Michael Isikoff dropped a hint that an intern with the initial "M" was about to reveal her affair with Clinton. We now know who that was. It wasn't Mary Mahoney.

      >Vince Foster. Seriously? THREE investigations and MILLIONS of taxpayers' dollars squandered on that witch hunt. Had there been even the vaguest possibility of the merest hint of foul play one could be assured that Mr. Starr would have moved heaven and earth (again) (again) to finally get Clinton's head on a pike.

      >The alleged bullet hole in the top of Ron Brown's head was not only too large to have been caused by a bullet, there were none of the bone fragments typically found in a wound of that type, nor were there the typical metal fragments or an exit.

      The USAF along with more than two dozen civilian and military technical experts found that this accident was caused by a failure of command, aircrew error, and an improperly designed instrument approach procedure. Now THAT conspiracy took a LONG time to pull off. Talk about foresight.

      >Four of your "CLINTON BODYGUARDS" list were BATF agents killed at Waco. Was Koresh working for Clinton too?

      >Another four on that list were killed when their helicopter, which was on a maintenance-check flight, crashed.

      Any intelligent person could take the hint. The conspiracies required to have accomplished all of the claims would have involved a time machine to have been successful.

      Get real.

      • Raymond

        More dribble from the communist.

        • Progressive Republican

          Let's see if I have this straight.

          You resurrect lies and disseminate them.

          I refute them with facts.

          Just how does telling the truth by pointing out your lies make me a communist?

      • VietVet6960

        "Ah, leave it to a jarhead (SIC) FRWNJ (SIC) conspiracist (SIC) to resurrect widely disproven (SIC) drivel over a decade old. Pathetic."

        EXACTLY the same style of rhetoric used by Liberal Democrats during any "discussion" with a Conservative. Step one is to attack on an emotional, personal level to put the opponent on the defense. Step two is to deny,deny, deny. Step three is to take every mistake, find the ones that are weak. Step 4 is to reinforce your lies with REPEAT after Repeat after repeat of your own talking point.

        If this were a debate, you would lose on conduct alone.

        I'll have to admit your dances are fun to watch. They would be even more fun if you used your true description rather than a nom de guerre.

        • Progressive Republican

          Ooh, another Republicretin who's claiming that "Liberal Democrats" are guilty of the Rethuglicons' close adherence of "Step one is to attack on an emotional, personal level to put the opponent on the defense. Step two is to deny,deny, deny. Step three is to take every mistake, find the ones that are weak. Step 4 is to reinforce your lies with REPEAT after Repeat after repeat of your own talking point." as most famously repeated by Joseph Goebbels although you did leave out his saying that the best, most believable lie is a whopper that people will be too stunned not to believe, How novel.

          Were I to lose your "debate" it would be through factual accuracy not being allowed.

          You could at least be original. Oh, wait. You're a conservative. Never mind.

          Btw: a)there are no misspellings in my post, and b) that IS a true description. Learn some history, among other things like spelling and other parts of reality. And if you can't make it worth my limited time, we're done.

  • Cuz

    It is the mob the Chicago branch. Black O'Cappone is the godfather.

  • worldwatchers

    They were born in the same city except there is no one as ruthless as Barack Hussein Obama.

    • http://www.facebook.com/marcelyn.sinclair Marcelyn Sinclair

      THere was NEVER a truer statement ......Barack HUssein OBama is a crook....an evil
      mind that will do everything within his POWER to destroy OUR country. How long will we let him continue to reign?? Surely OUR God will see that he is destroyed....and the sooner the better!! Never in this countrys history has there been a more evil man.

      • Ole SC

        I don't think or believe that Our God is in the business of destruction. He gave US the greatest country in the history of the world and I believe he expects US to take care of it. Our Founding Fathers (almost all God fearing men) were wise enough to give us the tools to keep it. It is our responsibility to follow their plan and preserve the Liberty and Freedom that the handed us. There are provisions to deal with these Tyrants!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kurt-Justin/528343773 Kurt Justin

    mafia learned from the gov....irs is the hit collector men, united states treasurer stashes it all, by charging $100 penalties for paying taxes late and a huge interest on top of that and every month

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Why not, they have a mob boss from Chicago as the countries leader and he hates our Constitutional rights so he just by passes them and writes new one's. Needs to go back to Kenya and herd Sheeple.

    • LeSellers

      Unfortunately, he does not need "to go back to Kenya [to] herd sheeple." There are more than enough sheeple here for him to herd.

      Mr. O'bama, will there ever be any Jobs?

  • http://twitter.com/alKidya al Kidya

    The current government reminds me a bit of Islamic sharia law as well. With sharia law you have a protection tax called the jizya. As long as a non-believer is paying that tax they are covered but if they don't they can lose their life. Muslims also have a network of people to keep track of everyone. It's a "squeeler network" where people will "rat out" if a woman isn't wearing full body covering, for instance. Also, once you are in the Mob the only way out is death...same goes with Islamic law.

    • daves

      Isn't that the way all government works? If people don't pay taxes then there is no money to protect them from criminals?

      • oldcoyote

        Then why don't we keep it here instead of giving it to these warmonger terrorists?

        http://stoptheblankcheck.org/

      • USA Lover

        Id rather not pay taxes, keep my money and my guns and protect myself Thank you very much. Wake up daves thats not the way it works. Matter of fact this govt doesn't work at all

  • snytz

    I have said for the longest time, that Our government is the largest "Organize Crime Syndicate" in the world

  • paco12348

    I don't know about the Mob but I do believe BOTH PARTIES are nothing more Hoffa UNIONS. It's a follow the leader or you get nowhere. Frankly, I don't like either party anymore. They kill creativity from the new ones coming in so the good ol' party can always remain the same. Fie on both Parties. We need to kill all of them out. We DESPERATELY NEED TERM LIMITS.

  • LArry

    Newest polls...those things you hate because you have never been called...67% of Ameeicans do not approve of Republican approach to Spending cuts. That's a huge number. Republican party approval 35%, oBama 60%. Looks like those moochers just keep getting bigger and bigger. Watcha gonna do.

    • Edward53

      Wipe your chin, LArry.

  • http://twitter.com/lonemusketeer Winston Churchill

    I beg to disagree. We are the rival gang. Unfortunately, we don't really use our power and influence. Off with their heads! We have more control than the useful idiots in this country are aware.

  • herefreeman

    Don't forget, like the mob, government first scares you and then comes to protect you from that fear. Gun control, smoking, and of course large soft drinks.

  • DoingMoreWithLes

    Excellent, someone finally wrote what I have known for 25 years now. The mob is a lot smarter than the thugs running our government. The Federal employees aren't the best and brightest, they are the lowest of the low. That is what will cause a total collapse of the system. The mob terminated lowlifes that didn't function, while you can't terminate worthless government employees. We had a term for these, we called them "ROAD" which stood for Retire On Active Duty. What is control of our country today is unfixable.

    The only part you forgot is who the real controllers are since WW2. Clowns In Action have been tuning the country for their eventual takeover ever since then.

  • iamsurrounded

    Brilliant observation!

    "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson

  • Harold

    Tye fed. government IS the MOB. They are some of the BIGGEST criminals in the entire USA.

  • VocalYokel

    At least "the mob" makes money and (eventually / usually) whacks weasels and incompetents.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorna.doone.319 Lorna Doone

    That's because mobsters from Chicago Are Running It!

    • oldcoyote

      Some are in the White House telling Odumba his every word to speak and action to take.

      http://alturl.com/9cwgv

  • HappyG

    I'n sorry to inform the author, but the 'Mob' truly does run our government...or at least half of it...One needs no further proof than the Sarbanes/Oxley debate when every democratic senator refused to etrend to rank and file union members the same protections and accountability standards they demanded for all other Americans...and that was AFTER hearing about $500 million of union fraud and abuse that was 'caught' in just the first 6 months of 2002...It'S in the US Congressional Record...but most dems would never believe it...

    The greatest lie ever told was that Democrat politicians support rank and file union members.

    See-United States Congressional Record-dated 7/10/02. Senate pages. Sarbanes/Oxley debate

  • Saint Germaine

    I find it hard to differentiate between the mob and the US federal government. The mob is more respectful because they won't lie to your face whereas you know where you stand with the Mafia. The government steals from its citizens and the mob has no need to because they are less greedy than the government MOFOs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.coffey.908 Bob Coffey

    True - the Mafia never stole over a million dollars from me like the the government did by misusing my Social Security funds and by stealing from me through taxes.

  • http://twitter.com/ABUTOM ABUTOM

    THE GOV IS IN TO DRUGS, PROTECTION, GAMBLING AND IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE PROSTITUTION. I LEFT OUT WITNESS TAMPERING IN BENGHAZI.

    STOP FIGHTING DEMOCRATS START FIGHTING
    COMMUNISTS.

    DEMOCRATS WENT OUT WITH HARRY TRUMAN. WHAT WE HAVE NOW
    IS THE COMMUNIST PARTY AND THE RESISSIES. A REPUBLICAN IS A DEMOCRAT WHO CAN'T SWING OVER. BOTH PARTIES THINK THEY GET OVER ON THEIR CONSTITUENTS. BEWARE OF COMMUNIST FRONT GROUPS THAT HAVE THE WORD PEACE IN THEM. OUR OWN PEACE CORPS WAS
    A HIDEOUT FOR DRAFT DODGERS LIKE COMRADE CHRIS MATTHEWS OF NOTHING BUT COMMUNISTS. NBC.

    MANY CATHOLICS GAVE UP NBC FOR LENT AFTER SNL OPENED
    CATHOLIC BASHING SEASON WITH THE QUENTEN QUARANTINO VERSION OF THE PASSION USING AUTOMATIC RAMBO WEAPONS STARRING THE ONLY GOD WHO LOVES US. WHY IS IT THAT PEDOPHELIA IS A HOMOSEXUAL SIN
    IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT CAN NOT BE HIDDEN BUT IN
    HOLLYWOOD IT IS COMEDY?

    AMERICA HAS LOST THE WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM. THE STATE
    DEPARTMENT IS STILL A HOT BED OF KGB AGENTS STARTING IN THE MCCARTHY ERA. HOW CAN THE FBI KEEP A SECRET WHEN THEIR NO 2 MAN WORKED FOR THE WASHINGTON COMMUNIST POST. OUR SUPREME COURT IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF MODERATE STALINISTS JUST WAITING FOR ORDERS. LOOK AT MASSACHUSSETS. IF PAUL REVERE RODE OUT TODAY
    WE COULD NOT HOLD THE BRIDGE AT CONCORD. OBAMA WILL
    NOT BE REMEMBERED AS THE FIRST HALF BLACK PRESIDENT. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE FIRST COMMUNIST PRESIDENT. NO MATTER HOW MANY HISTORIANS ERIC HOLDER ARRESTS.

    'IF SOMEONE WANTS TO TAKE A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN'S GUNS
    AWAY. THEY INTEND TO KILL YOU. STARVATION IS ALSO A WEAPON. FOOD AND FINANCIAL. THE BIG QUESTION TODAY IS WHAT WILL COME FIRST? A REVOLUTION OR NUKED CITIES?
    IF THE BAD MOSLEMS DID FOUR PLANES THEY CAN DO FOUR CITIES MINIMUM. WE WILL KNOW SOON ENOUGH. NEVER CAN HAPPEN HAPPENS
    ALL THE TIME.

    http://WWW.MEDIACRAPMATTERS.US

    http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM

    OTHER SOVIET SYMPATHIZERS TO WATCH OUT
    FOR.

    CNN.COMMUNIST NEWS NETWORK

    ABC ALWAYS BE COMMUNIST

    COMMUNIST COMEDY CENTRAL.

    PBSOVIET

    THE COMMUNIST VUE.

    CBS HOME OF THE MOST HONEST COMMUNIST IN NEWS. TET OFFENSIVE CRONKITE . DON'T FORGET DAVID
    LETTUCEHEAD.

    DEFINITION OF A COMMUNIST: ANYBODY WHO RUINS MY
    LLP. LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF COMMUNISTS

  • JOHN T. FOX

    HE'S RIGHT!

  • beijingyank

    "....a bought-off complicit media,.."

    Shame on the 4th Estate! Shame!

  • richard arvin

    Obama is very evil and those that
    support him are just as evil and sold out any soul they had long ago.

    The fact is that if you obey the
    rules, work hard, sacrifice and save Obama and his supporters call you immoral
    cheats and demand they be able to take what you have. The government will also
    not assist you in any way for they say you have enough and will tax you more.

    But if you a lazy, selfish scum
    bag who has been greedy, cheated and committed immoral acts one after another,
    they call you a victim. They hand you money hand over fist and tell you it is
    all someone else’s fault. All they want is your vote to help them get more
    control, power and wealth for themselves and they will hand you your check, your
    30 pieces of silver.

  • http://twitter.com/MootsaGootsa Michael Micelli

    I created the game Heaven's Aces in the Hole as a spoof on politics, religion, and business. It is free to play as a Historian or vote in the World Voting Exchange and become a statesman. All players that get voted out of the game will get a severance pay.

  • Disgusted Patriot

    You are actually comparing the mob to our government? How dare you!! What did the mob do to you to insult them so? The mobs are crooks, they know it and don't try to sell you that what they do is for your good. A mob loan shark is screwing you badly and won't lie about it while our government would never admit just how bad they are screwing you. I wish our government was as respectable and honest as the mob.

  • 57girl

    This is a well written summary of why the Mob is not as bad as the traitors and their puppet masters, pulling the strings behind the scenes, currently destroying our American way of life. My question, now, is why do we tolerate 'working for' crime bosses? Our supposedly elected leaders are supposed to be working for us.

  • Nadine

    And yet BO knows NOTHING about what is happening & takes NO responsibility! How convenient that he is never informed...yet he is scaring the hell out of people with scare tactics...like a little kid throwing a tantrum!! He has GOT TO GO!

  • ONTIME

    Since WTP are in a major conflict with the government and our representation is ignored along with the rule of law and our Constitution.....In essence this bunch of clowns is the communist mob and they are trying dessperately to steal as much as possible before the hammer comes down...

  • CCblogging

    I went today and stocked up on ammo to fatten my stash. Walmart had none but a small hunting and fishing store near me had plenty and what I wanted. Come on you government gun grabbing fascist thugs. We Patriots dare you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.hoffart Donald Hoffart

    Welcome to reality! Kalifornia has been under the thumb of gangster type control since Governor Moonbeam opened the door to the Union Mobsters in 1978 and has been on a continues Tax/Fee Money Grab ever since.. The proof of the mental instability of the Kalifornia Voters is they voted in (prop 30) for more taxes on the few who actually earn wages and at the same time voted by a huge margin to Retain Union Control (prop 32) !!??

  • pduffy

    What do you mean the government is worse than the mafia? How can you be worse than yourself? The government IS the Mafia. The 'mob' figured out a long time ago that fighting the long arm of the law was futile - they needed to become the law to stay in business. After all, who would shut down an illegal gambling operation if the mob passed laws allowing themselves to run them from the state house and give themselves a monopoly on gaming? How else could they run a lottery like that without first taking over the government? And to keep from going to prison, they also needed to get control of the government, and therefore the key to the prison is in their hands. Get the picture?

  • ireAmerica

    With the mob you get their dope, wh*res, and guns if you give them money,
    with the gov't they ARE dopes & wh*res, take guns, then steal your money.
    And organized crime is the problem?

  • Jack

    Right now the people in the mafia are jealous of what they goverement can do to people.They are quitting to join the goverment why not . I will say this if Stalin was around he would quit the communist party and leave Russia and work for this goverement

  • djw663

    Amen to that! Pelosi and her husband with Visa, Feinstein and her Husband with now the Postal Service and Lord knows who else is passing legislation to financially benefit themselves, most likely all of them, the ignorant think that it's all the private sector Corporations when it is actually the people in Washington that pass the laws. The Corporations can only get away with what government allows them to get away with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brenda.widemann Brenda Widemann

    thank you Emily Sandblade. truer words were never spoken

  • Dave G

    I have been telling people that our government is nothing more than organized crime. Now others are saying the same thing. I was wondering when people would pick up on this. They rant the Mafia out because there could not be two crime families in the same country.

  • Libertarian Soldier

    The difference is the Italian Crime Syndicate had standards and lines they wouldn't cross. Like the 'Mafia' that demanded every member be able to trace their genealogy back to the old country; to be an American President, membership has (had) compulsory standards to be met. You used to have to be American born, a natural citizen in this country. It had to be certified by someone that verified that fact.

    There was no presumption. Now, we don't seem to care. Besides those, like myself that are kind of pissed that the standard doesn't have to pass muster, here most democrats take our president at his word or they just don't even care and don't think it matters like they don't care about other parts of the Constitution. Anyone that doubts the claim that our president is an American, natural born citizen is set upon and labeled a "Birth-er".

    In the 'mafia', they have cared enough to check if it becomes and issue but they'd already done their homework before. Can you imagine the head of 'La Cosa Nostra' sitting as the Capo di tuti Capo (boss of all bosses), sealing his records and giving an executive order empowering himself to deny the inquiry?

    Can you imagine the Commission, like Congress summoning the records of something a Capo-regime like Holder did with Fast & Furious and the head Capo' saying that's Executive Privilege to the commission?

    If the commission said no more non-Italians will have access to their operations, do you think they'd stand for their top guy telling everybody he's vetoing, their determination and they'd have to accept everybody under 30? He'd go the way of Castellano; someone would whack him outside a steakhouse before he got to his car.

    While our government as come to model itself like La Cosa Nostra, power wise, they seem not to answer to the government's commission (Congress) and can veto (vito) what the commission votes against.

    The mob has nothing on this administration.

  • Libertarian Soldier

    Why did the democrats extinguish the Mafia? Can't stand competition.

    • Uptite

      Because there was no reforming the Mafia, they had their own train of thought, was called "Independent Thinking".

  • noelle2013

    NO DUH!
    Of course this govt is worse than the mob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS VERY CORRUPT GOVT IS RUN BY THE ELITES AT THE TOP CORPORATIONS AND THE F-ING BANKERS,LIKE CHASE CITI GOLDMAN!
    AND OUR F-ING CONGRESS ALLOWS THIS TO CONTINUE!
    IT IS DAMN TIME TO GET RID OF BOTH OF THESE CORRUPT "PARTIES"!
    WE AMERICANS HAD SUCH A CHANCE TO REFORM THIS BUT WE F'ED IT UP BY RE-ELECTING THE SAME JERKS THAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS!

  • rmwayne

    I only wish we had a president like Santino Corleone, instead of this no good Kenyan communist who is doing his damndest to destroy the country.

  • Uptite

    Yeah..and who's going to challenge the mob? All those nit-wits that voted this moron in, not once but twice, are perhaps realizing it now, but would never admit it. Big Gov't is the problem and the lesser of the two evils is no longer an option, thanks to your fellow, bleeding-heart, dumb ass American.. Can we really recover after all is said and done?!

  • Michael G.

    What took you so long to come to that conclusion? My response to the govt. is just dummy-up.

  • sackman

    please don't slam the MOB by saying that!!!

  • jsmithcsa

    I hadn't looked at it that way, but you're right!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.bowman.773 Kenneth Bowman

    The Kenyan's administration is a FASCIST inspired MOB hell-bent on establishing a one-world government of Hitler's ideology of the Fourth Reich. The EVIL cabal of government, banking, and corporations enslaving all of us to be used much like a farmer does his livestock.

    George Soros a former SS Hitler Youth fingered fellow Jews for the Death Camps sharing in the profits from the sale of his victim's property. This is the SCUM that holds the puppet strings to his puppet Obama.

  • chvietvet

    Hollywood still presents organization crime as a field for poorly educated people who speak broken English and sometimes kill a few people. The modern mobsters usually have law degrees, speak English correctly although in a deceitul manner, and kill people thousands at a time. Because the public school system no longer teaches young Americans enough English to read the menu at a fast-food restaurant or enough mathematics to balance a checkbook, mobsters are elected to the highest public offices and appointed to judgeships and other high government offices. That gives the mobsters "sovereign immunity," which means that they can commit any crime in the books and never be called to account for them in any way. They know they will never be criminally charged because the attorneys employed by the Justice Department are also part of the gang. In fact, the Civil Division of the Justice Department has unlimited legal resources to defend every criminal in every agency to make sure that all criminal acts by government go unpunished. They also enforce the code of silence, the omerta, by seeing to it that every civic minded public servant who reports any illegal or improper act is fired and never finds another job in the United States. The Merit System Protection Board is the criminal organization that sees to it that no whistleblower in government goes without lifetime punishment. I am not writing this as theory. I am a veteran with direct experience dealing with these criminals. It seems clear to me that the mob presently running the United States has murdered at least 500,000 veterans by robbing them of all gainful employment until they become homeless, destitute, and dead. Our younger veterans learned this after they returned from war and are killing themselves to avoid the slow, torturous deaths that Vietnam vets received. The motive is the money that is owed the veterans for benefits under our laws but that the mobsters in Washington want for themselves.

  • Progressive Republican

    Ah, more Libertarian balderdash. Pff.

    There are no examples of this philosophy ever being successful. From historic America, where it nearly caused the nation's demise before the Constitutional convention was convened, to the modern day libertarian paradises of Haiti and Somalia.

    What kind of idiot promulgates a policy with a record of naught but failure?

    • Libzilla

      See Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, et al....

  • NM Leon

    Excellent analysis Mr DeMar.

  • ArtF

    Certainly the Mob had better leaders and managers than the Federal government, and they were at least 20 times smarter than this Federal government eve will be. Voters, legal or illegal, have really elected some very stupid people to run their very miserable lives.

  • Charlie

    It is the Mob!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eugene.lubben Eugene Lubben

    YEP ,,,,, ODUMBA believes he is GOD and everyone must kiss his ring and butt

  • Chief47

    Much, much worse than the mob. But one good thing about it, just like the mob, they will probably start knocking each other off before long.

  • tony

    The United States is no longer united and does not serve its people. The time has come to close it down and re-open as a democracy again but with righteous freedoms to help eliminate anti-American thoughts, words and deeds. No porn, gambling, prostitution, drugs, nazi & racist groups. Allow states' freedom to act on their best behalf, independent of other states' dictates. Make personal armament legal again on every front so not only criminals have guns. Make justice swift and permanent-move 'em out and consult with the hero AZ sheriff on how to do it right. Stop the congressional rape of the American people and activate the long list of corrections various knowledgable people have presented, including me. Stop the crap. Dismantle unions and write then enforce fair labor laws. Finally fix the unfair tax laws, unfair traffic courts, voting system and medical plans. Press "Delete" for ALL obamacrap enacted in his 4+ years of an illegal muslim presidency including appointments. Cleanse our country, ask God to bless our country again and find more Washingtons, Lincolns, Reagans and Romneys (maybe we could still enlist the servies of the current one). Don't get me started...