Folsom briefly discusses his admiration of Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long, specifically in relationship to his own efforts in "trust-busting." In addition, Folsom explains how Long similarly used a hillbilly band in his own campaigns. Folsom proceeds to discuss his belief in the importance of majority rule and the separation of powers. Arguing that he was perceived as a radical during his tenure in state politics, Folsom discusses his thoughts on national politics and identifies what he saw as lingering obstacles to the separation of power at the time of the interview in 1974.