As long as submission to authority for submission's sake is seen as a sort of virtue, they will continue to be.
I distinctly recall about 10 years ago, I was in a sunday school class, and the teacher of all people had to convince the rest of us religious kids that you shouldn't do whatever people in authority tell you to. The example he used was Bill Clinton (as one you shouldn't submit to, because this was a religion class), and one of the kids vehemently disagreed the entire time. He was raised in a family where you do whta people above you say, no matter what, and that was supposed to be a good thing.
Makes me sick nowadays to think about it.