That's like saying no soldier would consent to having death being a viable punishment for desertion during wartime, though it is in some cases, troops don't go AWOL in protest, and there's really nothing they can do about it. Order 66 - if they went the route that I suggested - would just say that IF a Jedi did something wrong, then they SHOULD be removed from command with lethal Force. The Jedi would have no reason to protest this, in the same way that a soldier would have no reason to protest capital punishment in response to desertion. That would be like saying "No! I SHOULD be able to desert if I want to." Or in the Jedi case, like saying "No, we should be able to abuse our power without consequence and no system should be in place to remove us from command if we do." I don't have a problem with the fact that I could go to jail for the rest of my life if I kill someone. I don't protest a punishment for an act I know better than to commit, and have no intention of committing. And if they Jedi did abandon the war in response, like you suggested, then they would be deserting and would be traitors anyway. It doesn't matter if TCW was around or not. TCW was written after the fact, and they chose not to keep "lord" as the means by which they refer to Palpatine. Killing Krell is still evidence that they do NOT obey every order without question. They themselves acknowledged that what they were doing was treasonous against the Republic, and they did it anyway. There would be no evidence of wrong doing on behalf of the Jedi. The clones kill them without question. That's a stark contrast. It doesn't matter who the order came from. As people that can think independently and recognize right from wrong, such an order should not play out in such a manner. The American president in commander in chief of the us military, but if Obama got on the radio and ordered someone to shoot their superior officer - who they've worked with, know, and trust - in the back, I'm certain it would not play out that way. While he was trying to remain cryptic, I think Filoni has hinted that not all clones will obey the order, since he raised the question as to what would happen to a clone that refused to obey.