Nonsense. That sort of Marxist wet dream has never happened anyplace at the scale of nations. This country was founded to wrest control away from the rich and powerful in England and give it to the rich and powerful over here. The only role the working man played in the revolution was cannon fodder.
The idea of abuse of power in government didn't really take off in this country until the Watergate scandal. After that, the genie was out of the bottle and the government has never been able to fully regain the people's trust. Before that, anyone who thought the government might not have our best interests at heart was generally regarded as a kook.