David examines the problematic characteristics of the United States unique electoral system. Some of these include the embedded two party system, where third parties are allowed, but can never achieve power, and the lack of true federal elections, with most rules about the elections controlled by states or counties. The US constitution appears to act as a barrier to real and rapid reform.
David talks to John Whitehead about a wide variety of issues, starting with the Paula Jones sexual harassment case against President Bill Clinton, then government experiments on its own people, the militarization of police, over-criminalization, racism and torture. Fundamentally it is about freedom and slavery in the supposedly democratic West.