Christopher DeMuth, writing in The Weekly Standard, notes among other things that
Obamacare is introducing a new form of government—improvisational government, characterized by continuous ad hoc revisions of statutory law by executive decree. This is a reversion to a primitive form that long antedates our Constitution and rule-of-law traditions.
Indeed. What DeMuth calls “continuous ad hoc revisions…by decree” is simply rule-by-law. Something at which the People’s Republic of China has excelled for centuries. President Barack Obama might well take some advice from those folks.