As frum Jews we are expected to show respect to government of the United States and to the government officials. But how do we deal with a situation like today when it seems like the President may have done things that are immoral, maybe illegal. [This question was asked regarding President Clinton]
What should be our attitude towards the government, now and always? Our attitude is as follows: Those in government are no model for us. They never were. But because of sh’lom malchus, we try to maintain a friendly and respectful attitude towards the government. And if we see nevalah, ifwe see wickedness in the government, we remain polite, that’s all. But in our hearts we have to know that they are who they are. They are what they are and make no mistake about it.
TAPE # E-156