“The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens … Henceforth, I shall never serve any government anywhere.” – Leo Tolstoy to a friend
My own experience is that those who seek power are not to be trusted with it. Those who chase after power are like gluttons charging the trough – they are not in need of nourishment, but struggle only to satisfy their gluttony. Indeed, one does expect a hog to undo its ways.
So those who yammer at the gates of power promising that their motives are to do good ought not to be more trusted than the hog. What is left for the hungry masses are usually but the dribbles from their snouts.