While there is truth in the above statement, we must also realize that power does corrupt good people. Remember the prayer of Jabez:
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
And the Apostles’ (Lord’s) prayer:
Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
The prayers ask for God to keep evil and temptation away from us. The first step is simple: do not put yourself in a position where sin or evil will tempt us. Why do you think the other side has been so effective in dividing us? We are easily distracted and do not focus on what is really important: God, kith and kin, and community. If we succeed along with other communities to rebuild areas based on faith, then we can worry (another sin) about a larger government. For now, the state and federal governments are too corrupted by power and greed.