The original authorship of the statement "Every nation has the government it deserves" has been disputed, like, forever. Some attribute it to Joseph de Maistre, others to Alexis de Toqueville... There are also various translations, interpretations, etc. And why not? It's logical and simple to blame everyone (and no one in particular).
To take an individual stand, however - that's a different story:
"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)