If one lives in an oppressive system, like Iran or North Korea, then, yes, one can quite easily make the claim that government can be evil.
Modern history is littered with examples of evil governments, from Stalin’s USSR to Pol Pot’s Cambodia.
But what all these governments have in common is a lack of agency among its subjects. The people who lived and continue to live under those regimes have no political control over their lives. Decisions are mandated from some remote source, and all opposition is quashed. With my cantankerous nature, I certainly wouldn’t want to live in the Iran of Ahmedinajad, or the Belarus of Lukashenko.
This is not the case in the United States of America.