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.