Decree. We are living under a rulership.
Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws.
Despot Monarch Dictatorship.
We’ve adulterated the meaning of a nation of laws. Those laws are Natural Laws, not just any law. We have thousands of laws that are contrary to liberty and nature enforced by bureaucrats with sovereign immunity (a court created law, that needs to be legislated to death).
We’ve avoided a single king for a tyranny of thousands of petty kingdoms. If you look at the American power landscape it would look worse than 17th century Germany or Italy with thousands of little tyrannies saying “no, no, no”.