authority is not the same thing as holding it as legitimate. If that were true, then, truly "might makes right." You confuse de-facto existence and power of an authority with moral legitimacy. I do not know if that confusion were attempted deliberately so as to confuse others, or your thinking was muddled in an innocent manner. In any event, I think you would be more at home with Hobbes than Locke, which brings us to the question, why are you posting on a libertarian blog?