This is a critical concept to a free society. Rule of law means the law is applied to all regardless of position and the law is not made arbitrarily by any single person but according to a designed format. In the United States this means the law is passed by congress, signed by the President and enforced accordingly regardless of political persuasion or personal belief. In a totalitarian state the law is made by the ruler and changed and adjusted as he wishes. When this concept of rule of law is ignored and abused, the country is truly no longer a free country, but is in fact a totalitarian state.
We just learned the IRS shared private information of citizens with people in the White House. This is against a law passed by congress and signed by a President, and yet the current Justice Department is ignoring this violation of the law. This is the latest in a long list of totalitarian actions by the current administration. Just recently we learned the current person holding the office of President arbitrarily changed a law he signed by exempting corporations from certain aspects of the law passed to take over the health industry. This same breaker of the law then arbitrarily said those who passed this law and signed it, do not have to live by it even though the law said they did.
We also know this same office holder and his Justice Department arbitrarily said they will enforce immigration law as they deem just and not as how the law was written. We have documented proof that members of the executive branch knowingly lied to congress, which is a violation of the law, and the same Justice Department has done nothing. These are just a few of many documented examples of this executive ignoring law and arbitrarily doing as he wishes. These are the actions of a dictatorship in a totalitarian state. The more this is tolerated by the American people, the sooner we will have lost all of our freedoms. Americans beware, you have been warned.