|Terri:||Do you get the idea that something is being covered up?|
|Ted:||Absolutely. Covering up is a great American tradition. It happens all the time without us even being aware of it.|
|Terri:||Hmm. Without transparency how can there be democracy?|
|Ted:||Don't be naive – democracy only works if participants have approximately equal power and also adequately informed.
Those conditions rarely, if ever, exist.