All governments are evil and corrupt. All of them. Every single one of them which has ever existed or ever will exist. It’s the nature of the State and no amount of wishful thinking or justifications for its existence will ever change this harsh reality.
Pointing this out hurts people’s feelings, especially those who work for government in some capacity but still want to believe they are a good person. And, for that, I’m sorry. But denial isn’t healthy, and the truth is the truth and it needs to be acknowledged and accepted.