America has a fifth column. A fifth column is a “group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation.” The fifth column in this case consists of all those in the deep state and elsewhere such as academia, politics, and the media who have worked for a soft coup against Trump, who have spread falsehoods to undermine his presidency, and who are actively working to impeach him or invoke the 25th Amendment on specious grounds. The fifth column aims to undermine the far larger group within this nation who accept the results of last November’s election and who are not trying to overturn it by devious non-election hook or by non-election crook. The fifth column aims to undermine and overturn a legitimate election using foul play, not fair play. The fifth column cuts across party lines. It’s defined by its adoption of underhanded non-election means to bring Trump’s presidency to a premature end. The fifth column wants to see Trump deposed by anti-Trump forces within the government.
One of these fifth columnists is a former advisor to Hillary Clinton by the name of Adam Parkhomenko. He tweeted “Russia has an agent in the White House. His name is Donald Trump.” Parkhomenko accuses Trump of acting on behalf of Russia. Fifth column activities can be overt or clandestine. An accusation like this is overt. Parkhomenko also accused Melania of being an agent of Russia.
Parkhomento’s claim that Trump is acting on behalf of Russia is wild, unfounded and imaginary. His claim is representative of the continual nonsense that is aired by the anti-Trump fifth column.
If the fifth column succeeds in getting Trump’s departure from office, it means that they will have succeeded in overturning an election using non-election methods. Elections are a part of American rule of law. Fifth column success in deposing Trump would be a severe blow to rule of law in all its other manifestations. Success by this fifth column would mean even greater rule by factions of government, media and the deep state than already exists. Fifth column success would mean success of the swamp creatures, at least until other ways are devised and employed to drain their power.
Michael S. Rozeff [send him mail] is a retired Professor of Finance living in East Amherst, New York. He is the author of the free e-book Essays on American Empire: Liberty vs. Domination and the free e-book The U.S. Constitution and Money: Corruption and Decline.
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