"Why I struggle to have Respect for Rules or Authority."
The reason being that...they violate the very objective they set out to achieve:
i.e... To be FAIR.
Cos what in reality ends up happening is that those in POWER, ABUSE their power hence there ends up one rule for those in power and their cronies,
and another for the rest of the hapless souls...
So that is why in regards to rules and authority, overwhelmingly in three words, what springs to mind:
FLIP THE BIRD!
One reason to be grateful for Americans...what a great expression ;)