The Fifth Column

Franklin Roosevelt stated May 16, 1940: “We have seen the treacherous use of the ‘fifth column’ by which persons supposed to be peaceful visitors were actually a part of an enemy unit of occupation.”

Franklin Roosevelt described the “fifth column” tactics, Dec. 29, 1940: “Their secret emissaries … seek to stir up … dissension to cause internal strife. They try to turn capital against labor, and vice versa. They try to reawaken long slumbering racial and religious enmities which should have no place in this country. … These trouble-breeders have but one purpose. It is to divide our people into hostile groups and to destroy our unity and shatter our will to defend ourselves. There are also American citizens, many of them in high places, who, unwittingly in most cases, are aiding and abetting the work of these agents. I do not charge these American citizens with being foreign agents. But I do charge them with doing exactly the kind of work that the dictators want done in the United States.”

These tactics are listed as:

  • vote buying
  • race-baiting
  • fear mongering
  • October surprises
  • biased media coverage
  • entitlement dependency
  • confusing ballot language
  • registering of non-citizens
  • suppression of voter turnout
  • uneducated “low information” voters
  • unions & globalist corporate influences
  • selective IRS auditing & instigation of government “investigations”

President William Henry Harrison stated March 4, 1841: “As long as the understanding of men can be warped and their affections changed by operations upon their passions and prejudices, so long will the liberties of a people depend on their constant attention to its preservation.”

Media and education are the major influences upon the “affections,” “passions and prejudices” of the people.

In America:

  • The country is controlled by laws
  • Laws are controlled by politicians
  • Politicians are controlled by public opinion
  • Public opinion is controlled by media and education

So whoever controls media and education controls the country!

What about voter fraud?
As American society experiences a lessening of moral restraints, there has been a corresponding increase in methods of voter fraud:

  • stuffing ballot boxes,
  • tampering with voting machines,
  • insecure absentee and same day voting,
  • foreign ownership of voting machine companies

Joseph Stalin stated: “It doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.”

Although illegal immigrants cannot vote, they are counted in the census, and congressmen are apportioned to the states according to the census. So for example, if a liberal state such as California lets in more illegal immigrants, the state’s population increases and the state will get more Congressmen, thus increasing a liberal influence in the U.S. Congress.

Winston Churchill stated in Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946: “Communist parties or fifth columns constitute a growing challenge and peril to Christian civilization.”

Indeed, to all civilizations.

We must learn to recognize the Fifth Column.

Bill Federer continues (from above):

America’s founders set up a democratically-elected Constitutional Republic. The Pledge of Allegiance is “to the flag and to the republic for which it stands.”

A “republic” is where the people are king, ruling through their servants, called representatives. When someone steps on the flag, they are saying they do not want to be king anymore. When someone does not vote, they are saying they want others to determine their fate.

When someone says the Constitution is outdated, they are saying they want a dictator. Ironically, organizations such as the ACLU are undemocratic in that they sue to overturn laws passed by the majority will of the people and instead want the will of a minority enforced, which is the definition of a tyranny.

In 1832, Noah Webster wrote in his “History of the United States”:  “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers ‘just men who will rule in the fear of God.’ The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty.”


As we approach another presidential campaign and election, we need to look at candidates, campaigns, platforms, and all the major media news about them with the lens of common sense and decency and the old-fashioned knowledge of right and wrong.

In 1832 Noah Webster wrote in The History of the United States:  “If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.

The Constitution writers had a sincere belief in the Bible; they studied it daily, lived by it hourly, and sought the Divine Commands and Guidance therein.  They had more than a firm grasp on understanding the virtue of good people as well as the deceitfullness of evil people and where they would lead and how they would rule when elected to office.

We should, nay, we must, do no less.