Justice Department Like the ‘Godfather’ in IRS Case
“The Justice Department will protect former IRS official Lois Lerner, as long as she keeps her mouth shut about the agency’s practice of targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, Washington D.C.-based lawyer Cleta Mitchell told Newsmax TV.
“Just think ‘The Godfather,’ think about the movie,’ she told J.D. Hayworth on America’s Forum. ‘That’s exactly what’s going on here.’
“The Justice Department is going to protect her as long as she doesn’t say or do anything that incriminates the White House or anyone in the White House or anyone on behalf of the White House. Now if she starts talking, all bets are off and then the Justice Department will come after her.”
Now you know why Godfather Politics was developed. So much of today’s political machinations look so much like how the Mafia operates — an in-your-face illegitimate governmental operation using fear and intimidation to stay in power.
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The Godfather bought off police officers, politicians, and judges to amass power and extend the jurisdiction of his Family’s influence, all for the good of the people and the community. Those holding legitimate governmental positions benefited as well with financial kickbacks. The Don’s “cabinet officers” were uncompromisingly loyal. His wife was equally loyal and unquestioning of his methods. The Don never directly involved himself in implementing his corrupt but effective policies. He hired “buffers,” underlings, to carry out his edicts. An empire was created outside the law but with the protection of the law.
Don Vito Corleone protected his interests by crushing any person or competing crime family that opposed his will. It wasn’t personal; it was business. Each recipient of the Don’s favor would carry a lifetime debt that one day might have to be repaid. And there were many people in his debt.
Loyalty was rewarded; disloyalty was severely punished. The Godfather was a political predator masquerading as a benevolent governor of the people. The family business had to be protected at all costs. Legacies were important. Power from the Don was passed on to the most competent son, insuring the future of the family.
Watch Godfather I and II with these thoughts in mind. It’s no accident that Rahm ‘The Rahmfather’ Emanuel is called ‘The Godfather.’
The predatory politics and violent methods of the Godfather are criminal. Everyone understands this. But what is considered criminal when practiced by the Godfather, all of a sudden becomes “government policy” in legislation coming from Washington. Lavish government spending programs and burdensome tax bills are legitimized by describing them as just, benevolent, fair, and good for the people.
The rule of law (the Constitution) is often ignored and most often subverted to gain political power at the expense of personal freedom and liberty. Wealth is confiscated from the productive and transferred to the less productive in an attempt to buy votes. Vote buying becomes a means of increasing the scope of governmental power and legitimizes policies that can find no constitutional justification. As long as those in power offer the benefits that come with power, few people complain, except, of course, those who are being fleeced.