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Just for those who haven't thought about it:

The only purpose to attribute authority to an entity is to allow that entity to do something that it would not be moral for a regular person (without authority) to do.

If something is immoral for a regular person to do...

that thing is immoral for any person to do (period).

If something is not immoral to do, then no authority is needed to do it.

Conclusion: The only purpose of authority is to legitimize evil actions. There is no such thing as legitimate authority.

Aside from that, the OP may very well be making a reasonable point.