The Obama presidency is a disgrace and insult to all loyal Americans. Obama repeatedly "thumbs his nose" at law-abiding, patriotic U.S. citizens. Obama recently mocked and laughed at decent Americans and politicians who want existing U.S. laws enforced. "Why so angry? Why so hateful," said a sarcastic, hate-filled Obama as he promised to further violate the law and harm America. Rather than his usual pontificating approach, Obama now engages in a deranged comedy routine, complete with a superficial smile and childish one-liners. Obama disingenuously claims he is willing to meet with any member of Congress or do anything to solve problems, including engaging in an ass-clown hate-comedy routine; anything, that is, except issue an executive order that all Federal agencies must immediately enforce existing law. Obama has made a mockery of the Presidency, the Constitution, the Law, and the entire Country. Like a Supreme "Spoiled-Child-in-Chief," Obama blames everyone but himself for his own actions and failures caused by him. Although Obama's approval ratings are now below Richard Nixon and Jiminy Carter, amazingly, there are still a small number of ideologue, anti-intellectual Obama supporters who choose to ignore reality.
Obama is not an "Imperial" president, a "Socialist," or a "rogue" president. Obama is simply a brazen criminal. Obama repeatedly brags that he will openly violate the law. "I will act (outside the law), if Congress doesn't," threatens Obama.
Obama is so confident of the protection he receives from his powerful racketeering enterprise, he sneeringly invites offended individuals and the Congress to "sue" him. One can see similarities in the attitudes of Obama and the arrogant John Gotti, the Teflon Don.
Behind every crime and criminal enterprise is someone willing to ignore the law for the sake of expediency. By his own admissions, Obama is that criminal. Only a fool would believe that Obama is no worse than other presidents who have broken the law. Obama is the first president in U.S. history to repeatedly take the side of criminals, illegal aliens and other countries against law abiding U.S. citizens and U.S. States. Obama is also the first president in history who openly dislikes and criticizes the U.S. before the world. Moreover, no other U.S. president has been corrected and admonished by the U.S. Supreme court as much as Obama, 12 times and acounting. Other presidents may have violated the law, but none so flagrantly and with such dire consequences. At least when Jefferson bypassed Congress to enter into the Louisiana Purchase, it was to benefit the Country--and it did; unlike Obama's actions which have caused more irreparable harm to the U.S. than all the other presidents and terrorists combined.
Throughout history, criminal despots, such as Stalin, Mao, Hitler, and now, Obama and his Party, have broken the law for the alleged "good of the people." Unfortunately, "the good of the People," is often a "flexible" term, leading to theft, corruption, and grave harm to citizens and countries. That is why the separation and limitation of government powers by branch set forth in the Constitution are so important. For political expediency Obama routinely ignores the Constitution, as noted by the U.S. Supreme Court. These are facts, not emotional arguments, as employed by Obama supporters.
Shapiro makes powerful legal and factual arguments against Obamaism, however, criminality in government is not limited to the Obama Regime. The government itself has for some time been a criminal enterprise, including the courts, the legislative and executive branches. Of course, it is well settled that a RICO enterprise, such as the U.S. government, may be involved in both legal and illegal activities. In fact, the paradigm for "double-breasted" criminal enterprises is the modern U.S. government.
How did it come to pass that Americans accepted violations of law by their government? Of course, there was a time in U.S. history when many members of the public accepted criminal activity associated with the government. Some gangsters were even considered heroes, as they are now by certain groups. For example, when foolish do-gooders and totalitarians sought to ban alcohol through the 18th Amendment, it was understood by politicians that gangsters like Al Capone, with the acquiescence of many other government officials, would supply citizens illegal alcohol. Of course, at least, the "temperance" totalitarians had the decency to obtain a constitutional amendment for their excessive attempt to control citizens. The modern totalitarians simply lie and corrupt the entire system with unconstitutional laws and lawless executive and judicial branches. Then as now, so long as government gangsters provide benefits to a sufficient percentage of the public, and do not cause too much harm, they are accepted. For some people, perhaps a majority of Americans, violations of law are completely acceptable, as long as they receive welfare payments, food stamps, or other benefits.
If one travels to some Third World countries, one may observe corruption and lawlessness. If you were to comment negatively, a citizen of that country might tell you, "that's the way it is." So too in the U.S., when citizens discuss political graft and corruption, Obama's refusal to enforce the laws he swore to uphold, and his brazen violation of so many other laws, some citizens will similarly say, "that's just the way it is."
At one time, Mafia "Dons" in the U.S. were able to bribe or influence politicians, police and judges. Good citizens eventually became worried about criminal elements taking control of the entire government. Citizens and honest politicians decided this was unacceptable, and honest law enforcement officers and prosecutors severely curtailed this wholesale criminal corruption. But what if, somehow, members of a criminal enterprise were able to corrupt or control all three branches of government to insure that only laws that benefited their racketeering enterprises were enacted and enforced and, at the same time, they were able to corrupt and control a majority of the citizens? This is exactly what Obama and his Party have done.
While the rackets have changed, lawlessness in government has not. One might ask, how can a law passed by Congress, enforced by law enforcement, and upheld by the Courts amount to illegal racketeering? The answer is simple. A law enacted outside the strictures of the Constitution is void, ab initio. Therefore, any enforcement, judicial, or other activity supporting the illegal law that follows is the "fruit of the poisonous tree," and is also illegal. One might also ask, what is so important about scrupulously following the plain language of the Constitution? The answer is, the Constitution sets forth the power relationship between citizens and government. It is the only binding and supreme limitation on abuse of power by the government; or at least, it was intended to be until, for the sake of political expediency, the clear language of the Constitution was ignored by racketeers in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. Nowadays, the legislature routinely passes laws that are clearly unconstitutional under the plain language of the Constitution. New laws and rules are created daily that far exceed the legitimate bounds of government. Tax money is simply used as a private "slush fund" for bribes, pay-offs, and corruption, in the same way the Mafia uses its money and influence. The legislature now creates and operates rackets with this money, which it forces people to participate in. Worst of all, government entities, such as the EPA, FDA, FCC, and numerous "departments," etc., routinely create regulations and rackets that are completely outside the political system and the reach of the People. If you do not go along with the government rackets, armed men will arrest you and force you to comply, and a judge will approve of their actions. The People must submit to agency regulations, judicial orders and decisions under threat of violence. In short, citizens are subjected to ongoing extortion under threat of violence. Judges are in on the conspiracy, since they allow violations of law and the U.S. Constitution in order to increase their own power, and the power of their special interest groups and political cronies, and to repay those who got them appointed.
Because the Second, Ninth and Tenth amendments to the Constitution would, if fully upheld, severely limit government racketeering, federal judges have refused to interpret them as written. While a majority of judges are noble and good public servants, the judiciary and judicial branch as an institution is no longer worthy of respect, due to the arbitrary and political nature of judicial opinions furthering government RICO activities and denying citizens their constitutional rights. This is particularly true of the federal appellate judiciary, which has shirked its responsibility as the last line of defense against ongoing government corruption and racketeering.
Shapiro shows how Obama has taken government criminality to a new level of brazen lawlessness. Operating like a Mafia Don, Obama regularly proclaims that he will openly violate the law and court orders, and ignore Congress if Congress refuses to act illegally, as demanded by Obama. Conspicuously absent from Obama's claims that he plans to "fix" problems is how his proposals will actually remedy anything. What is the correlation between Obama's proposals and various problems? Where are the statistics and studies to support Obama's arguments that the laws he proposes will work? There are none. Without exception, Obama's proposals, such as alleged "immigration reform" are designed to exacerbate problems!
Obama has moved well beyond the political "horse trading" and "wheeling and dealing" of past politics. Of course, long ago, Obama and his Party abandoned their legitimate duties. Obama and his government have very few legitimate, enumerated responsibilities to U.S. citizens: Among those duties and rights owed to the American people are the following: 1) Support, defend and uphold the Constitution; 2) Protect the sovereignty and borders of the U.S.; 3) Protect the States and citizens from invasion by foreigners; 4) Maintain an effective military to keep us safe, etc.
Obama has utterly failed and refuses to carry out these basic responsibilities to the American people. Shapiro demonstrates that, instead, Obama wastes much of his time on increasingly irrelevant and esoteric sociopolitical issues, often making illegal executive orders; enforcing the law based on his personal whims and racketeering goals; and simply violating other laws as if he were a King (and he is no MLK) or Mafia Don. For example, instead of protecting the borders and U.S. citizens, Obama maintains only a token border presence, allowing thousands of aliens with diseases and criminal and terrorist pasts to enter the country. Thanks to the policies of Obama and his Party, diseases that were once rare or eradicated are returning to the U.S. Even though securing U.S. borders is a basic function of the federal government, Obama and Racketeer AG Holder have actually sued States to prevent them from stopping illegal aliens from entering these States and obtaining welfare benefits. At every turn, Obama has championed the rights of illegal aliens over U.S. Citizens. Most recently, Obama has requested billions of dollars to provide illegal alien children with benefits, including living accommodations, food, medical care and attorneys. These benefits are more than are provided to some of our combat veterans. Why? Obama see these illegal aliens as part and parcel of his long term racketeering plan to obtain new voters, overburden the U.S. economy, and divert tax funds away from legitimate, constitutional uses.
Obama also runs runs rackets involving tax money paid to unions and their members, either in direct wages, benefits, or programs, in exchange for union support and donations. In other words, Obama provides the unions with the money they divert back to him, after keeping their share. Obama has repeated this racket with numerous other groups. This is very similar to the Mafia union and money laundering scams.
Incredibly, the programs of Obama and his party usually have the opposite effect from the one stated, further supporting the argument that Obama does not want solutions. For example, the 1960s "Great Society" and "War on Poverty," has created more poverty. The War on Gun Ownership has resulted in more violence by criminals. The welfare system designed to help families, has destroyed families, and created several generations of illegitimate children. Despite billions spent on education; Math, Science and intelligence testing scores are in steady decline. This is because Obama and foolish government bureaucrats and academics have confused correlation with causation. Education does not make people successful. Rather, successful, intelligent people are more likely to finish their education and continue on with their successful lives. It is a waste of money to try to over-educate an unintelligent individual, who should be directed to trade training. Instead, politicians tell us it is preferable that students receive diluted, fake degrees. Amazingly, not only does the government not encourage the most intelligent and productive citizens to have children, but instead, the government now subsidizes and promotes the breeding of the least intelligent inhabitants of the country. Incredibly, in many cases, the people receiving these breeding subsidies are not even citizens! There is insufficient space here for a complete list of government irrationalities, but Americans are learning the hard lesson that there is no such thing as "Social Darwinism," there is only "Darwinism" and the truths of science and human nature.
The similarities between the Obama Regime and his Party and the Mafia are both frightening and obvious. An old Mafia ruse is to create a problem, then offer solutions as a would-be "hero." Gangster Lucky Luciano once staged a fake assassination plot of his mentor, then pretended to save him from the assassins. Luciano's mentor was thankful the brave protege had "saved" him. Of course, once Luciano consolidated his power, he later carried out a real assassination of that same mentor. Another Mafia racket is protection. The Mafia will cause a problem, for example, crime, broken windows, threats, business interference, etc., then step in and offer to fix the problem---which, of course, requires payment of money or performance of "special favors" for the Mob.
Similarly, Obama and his party create social and economic problems, then offer to fix them with "programs." The programs, of course, benefit Obama and his cronies. (Follow the money; follow the power!) For example, after essentially inviting and encouraging illegal aliens to cross into the U.S. to obtain free benefits, education, and eventually citizenship, Obama and his party are now pretending to offer solutions for the "broken immigration system." (Obama's "fixes" and "transformations" never involve enforcing existing law, but only further fleecing taxpayers.) Another ruse (Cloward and Piven): ruin the economy by overregulation and taxation, then offer to improve the economy by giving money and benefits to unions and Obama welfare recipients. Contrary to Obama's false claims, neither the immigration system nor the American way of life need to be "reformed," "fixed," or "transformed." Rather, the GOVERNMENT needs to be reformed, particularly the utterly corrupt and lawless executive branch run by Obama.
One of the most damning pieces of evidence against Obama and Holder is their orders to supply drug cartels with thousands of firearms ("Operation Fast and Furious"). Most recently, the Obama Regime has directed that numerous Border Patrol stations on the Southern border be CLOSED. Of course, Obama and his subordinates make superficial comments regarding supposed enforcement of immigration and drug smuggling laws, and Holder makes meager and ineffective token efforts to supposedly enforce the law. In reality, Obama and Holder, essentially, leave the borders open so drug dealers and their subordinates can freely cross. Moreover, Obama and Holder routinely take the side of criminals against law enforcement. Holder even went so far as to say he would not enforce certain criminal laws, and wanted dangerous criminals released from prison. Given this overwhelming evidence, one may rightly wonder if Obama and Holder's racketeering activities also involve express or implied agreements to assist drug cartels and other criminal organizations.
Once accused of crimes and wrongdoing, Mafiosi begin destroying evidence and people, and plead the 5th Amendment right to remain silent. As we have witnessed over the past few years, it is the same with the Obama Regime. Obama subordinate and ideologue Lois Lerner was caught targeting certain political groups and destroying evidence, obviously, to protect her boss.
Even a casual observer can see that the modus operandi of Mafia and Obama rackets are substantially similar. Obama is certainly the most corrupt, secretive and lawless president ever to have served. Obama makes Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton seem like a Boy Scouts.
The evil genius of Obama and his co-conspirators is their ability to corrupt all three branches of government; executive, legislative and judicial, while, through taxpayer-funded psychological operations campaigns directed against the American People, Obama has convinced the public that nothing is amiss or, if it is, there is nothing that can be done about it. How does he do it? By magic---and an ongoing propaganda campaign. The modern U.S. government employs techniques similar to the "Cargo Cult" islanders who, by using sympathetic magic, thought that creating the superficial appearances of successful systems (fake airports and planes), would bring material reward (delivery of cargo). Like Obama and his party, the Cargo Cult confused correlation with causation. In the real world, of course, one cannot fool Mother Nature, even with false ideologies, misguided social programs, fake degrees, fancy dress, bogus government-sponsored jobs, and phony social titles.
Obama supporters have learned these lessons of government irrationality and corruption it has conditioned individual behavior. Many politicians and "intellectuals," such as Obama, have lost sight of the fact that human beings are animals that respond in ways that are similar to organisms and other animals. That is, they seek the easiest path to satisfaction of needs and emotions, and avoid effort and thought whenever possible. This is particularly true of individuals subjected to prolonged government propaganda campaigns. Government cannot force one to be successful, but it can set up conditions promoting irrationality and failure, as the U.S. has done. The best antidote to predictable government irrationality is to place individuals back in touch with reality, that is, with the true effects of their decisions. As part of his racketeering enterprise, Obama has waged the most effective "War on Truth" ever. Even in their "Heyday," the Mafia Dons had no such ability.
Certainly, Obama and his fellow racketeers, such as gangster "Consigliere" AG Eric Holder, will claim (and are now claiming) privilege, immunity, or ignorance. This is similar to what the Mafia bosses say when they are accused of racketeering, drug dealing, etc. Of course, politicians have no right to commit crimes while in office, and RICO charges may be an appropriate remedy. California Democrat and hypocrite (redundant) Senator Leland Yee was recently prosecuted by a federal grand jury for, among other things, gun running and corruption. This is very promising, however, since Holder and Obama are co-conspirators, it is highly unlikely Holder would allow prosecution of Obama on RICO charges that would also implicate Holder. Nevertheless, the legal theory is sound.
As for the actual RICO evidence against Obama, naturally, there will be no direct orders, e-mails or written evidence involving the White House. High level gangster bosses use "cut-outs" and "go-betweens" to insulate themselves from culpability. The gangster boss simple makes a casual comment, and the criminal soldiers act. The key is, follow the implied orders, money and power. For example, who said that enemies of the Obama Regime must be "targeted?" Obama did. Who received additional power and political benefit from the targeting of Conservatives by the IRS and other racketeering activities? Obama and his party did. Who receives economic benefit from Obama's ongoing illegal activity and racketeering? Obama, his party and his "friends" do. For example, tax money extorted from the People will be used for Obamacare and other Obama racketeering activities. If a Mafia Boss had this much evidence against him, he would be arrested and prosecuted, despite incredible claims of non-involvement.
It is a principle of organizations that they tend to increase in size and power. Without something to hold that size and power in check, all organizations grow to a point that they become inefficient and harmful, like a cancer. With business, the realities of profit and loss keep a check on foolish ideas and programs. So to in nature, the foolish perish, and most adaptable survive. Without a proper system of checks, rarified emotional objectives become reified into ineffective social programs. It is no different with the U.S. government racketeering schemes. Government started out as a good thing. It was a way for people to organize for their joint defense and well-being. Then, when politicians, such as Obama and his party, stopped running the government for the true benefit of the People and country, but for their own benefit and rarified emotion-based "notions", government began to harm the country, just like a cancer. In truth, the cancer of Obamaism kills. It kills the economy, the work ethic, and people.
Corrupt, cancer-like gangsters such as Obama must be carefully cut out of the government, along with their cronies and co-conspirators. The American People did it once with the Mafia, and they can do it, again, with Obama. The law should be clarified to insure that criminal charges, or at least, civil RICO charges, can be brought against serving judges, politicians or presidents who violate the law in criminal conspiracies designed to thwart the Constitution they are all sworn to uphold. Shapiro's book is a good start in addressing the problem. For years, the Mafia Bosses thought they were above the law, but many ended up being prosecuted and imprisoned. I look forward to seeing Obama and his co-conspirators, such as AG Holder, and many members of Congress and the judiciary, et al, further disgraced and also in prison.