A president does not have the authority to unilaterally establish law as a monarch would. In our constitutional republic, laws are intended to be an agreement between the White House and Congress. One stands in the way of the other becoming a lone force of government without restraint.
Obama doesn't see it that way. Our government's chief executive, who has many times lamented that our system has made Congress an obstacle to presidents who desire to rule, would rather not be encumbered by constitutional protection of the people.The monarch's action: war on coal. The enforcer: the EPA.
The monarch's action: delay ObamaCare's employer mandate. The enforcer: the IRS.
The monarch's action: warrantless wire-tapping. The "enforcer": NSA.