What I find funny in such comments is that overall the Federal government has less power over people than state and local governments or even corporations.. and the lion share of corruption is there. However people seem to focus on a bogeyman far away than the monster in their own closet.
[I say this after looking at the size of and scope of tracking that the NYC intelligence agency has over the people of New York State. Or the amount of control that the oligarchy of AT&T and Comcast have over people's information. Most state governments have more ability to "watch" over their citizens at checkpoints, data taps, and have less oversight than even the most corrupt sections of the Federal Government (Interior Department) has. ]
The main item is that always going on about the Feds misses where a lot of the real problems occur.