Chapter One - Mishna 10 (2)

And do not become too close to the government
Shemayah continues: "Do not try to attach yourself to the government."

Governments are always changing. They are here today, gone tomorrow. They are friendly with a person when it is for their own good, but they will not be there to help him when he needs them. The man in the picture is holding onto his sefer and waving away the government. Do not trust the government, only trust in Hashem.

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