The ancient books of Kings and Chronicles reveal that those in power who were not the Lord's were evil at best, and maniacally evil at average. This still remains the case, 2500 years after those accounts were written.

This ain't written to stir up fear, merely an accurate knowledge of the times we are living in - for Isaiah said:

Do not call conspiracy
everything that these people call conspiracy;
do not fear what they fear,
and do not dread it.
The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread,
and he will be a safe house...

In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.

If you do not stand firm in your faith,
you will not stand at all.

Isaiah 8.12-14, 30.15, 7.9