When is the moment that men looked up and realized they had a king? At what point did tribes- until then living freely (if, in many places, violently) suddenly realize that one man literally had the power to decree their deaths? Because America is getting close to that moment.
Barackahanen I has been acting especially Imperial over the last several weeks, and no one with power to do so is saying "boo" about it. It seems he modifies the written law of ObamaCare on a near-daily basis, fitting whatever whim he has that day. Now he is "encouraging" Insurance Providers to allow people who get insurance through the exchanges to carry their insurance until sometime in January without payment. That is, that they would have insurance coverage starting Jan 1, but would not pay for siad coverage until sometime later in January.
And the King hath spoken.
How does the King respond to those who question his policies? By using the power of the State to intimidate them into silence.
This is an incredibly dangerous moment for America. Either someone with some amount of power will oppose Barackahanen I, or we will all become serfs answering to the King and his Vassals. If the President can merely decree law, and if he can modify private contracts, and if he can use the State to silence anyone who would criticize him, then we no longer live in a Republic, but we are ruled by a Despot.
h/t. Ace of Spades