What is it the wealthy say? Money is speech. Or is it: speech is money?
Some say that 'money is free speech' but it certainly isn't free. It costs millions of dollars to speak that freely.
The problem I have with this wicked affront to common sense is this: I don't know who is speaking. The money spent on free speech comes from unknown sources who don't have to reveal identity.
My speech comes with a face and a name. The millions spent on political campaign speech come out of darkness: no names, no faces. We don't even know if they are Americans.
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