Obedience to visible power, such as police or President, is good for life/death and also for humility.
It’s practice – ongoing practice – in learning humility to God.
“Submit yourselves to one another”
Is our metaphysic reality so different? They shouldn’t be.
Let me ask you this: If you were in a monastery, when would you need to care about “The President”?
The obsession over politics is distraction.