America is the ultimate "transactional democracy." A look at its "bought and paid for" Congress, the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson or ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, shows that democracy is a commodity in the states.
But what about the country's judiciary, that other branch of government? John Oliver ripped that apart on Last Week Tonight:
Remember this the next time you hear some rightwing yahoo rant about how we need to elect judges in Canada.