I wouldn't automatically trust those people, no. It's much easier to punish a corporation that runs afoul of us, though. You can't really boycott the government, and good luck suing the feds. BTW, the original quotation of Lord Acton (who was awesome) is "Powers tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." And Reagan's "trust, but verify" maxim holds as true for corporations and individuals as it does for governments.