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  •  alito reasons that if you see my bet, then my bet (2+ / 0-)
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    jamess, War on Error

    is less effective. But if you go all in and I still have twice as many chips in reserve, then my bet was effective. If that's what Madison intended he should have devoted a whole amendment to it including that using public money to match an opponent's private money is a burden on free speech. What's left over for Congress to regulate is when a candidate shows up at the polls and showers paper money on the voters, that's not protected free speech, so maybe there could be rules that if they do that it has to be anonymous.

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