Behold a Pale Horse - Chapter 5 "Good-by USA, Hello New World Order" Summary & Analysis

William Cooper (novelist)
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Chapter 5 "Good-by USA, Hello New World Order" Summary and Analysis

Chapter 5 begins with an introduction of United States Constitutional law. The section is concise and very basic; in essence, it establishes that the United States government is divided into three principle branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. The three branches supposedly form a balance of power which keeps the government in check and ensures that the citizenry's collective rights are observed. Cooper then states that since the Civil War the United States has operated under martial law.

The executive branch of the government is charged with enforcing the law but has usurped the power of the legislative branch by actually making law on many occasions. The most egregious example of executive lawmaking occurs with the National Security Directives (NSD) issued by the president. Cooper offers a catalog of...

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