King Shahdov is introduced to Rupert, a young boy who is an editor of the school magazine. Rupert goes off on a rant about political power and freedom. He claims that politics antagonize the people and that passports and monopolies place restrictions on individuals. He advocates for democratic values.
Mr. Kane delivers a speech upon winning the election for governor. Charged with strong rhetoric against the evil domination of Boss Jim Gettys, he speaks of his dedication to champion the underprivileged, the underpaid, and the underfed.
Social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducts a series of radical experiments that test the willingness of individuals to obey authority. When the inflictor is interviewed as to why he continued to send electric shocks after each incorrect answer even when he was begged to stop, the inflictor implies that it wasn't that serious because it was the subject that made the request. This clip illustrates the conflict between personal conscience and obedience to authority.
C.J. Barnes has to substitute for a class. Initially, he is fearful and tries to relate to the students. However, he quickly loses control of the class. When the principal tells him to come up with something of his own that will help him regain authority in the classroom, he does it and manages the classroom on his own.
Gerry writes a letter to his grandma about the terrible conditions at Camp Hope. He explains how the camp owner, Tony Perkis, has created an environment devoid of the fun and enjoyment that is typically associated with summer camp.