The problem is that people have been brought up to believe that government authority is the final and legitimate one. The truth is that moral authority comes only from the just actions of men. No matter how many people may support an unjust action, no matter what the supposed chain of legitimate authority, the goal should be justice and not obedience to an authority that is thought to bring order. Blind obedience to law is only the shirking of moral commitment.
Or, as RAH put it, “I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”