1. Associated Press, “FEC Chair All but Giving Up Hope to Rein in Money Abuses,” New York Times, May 2, 2015,

2. Thomas Jefferson letter to William Charles Jarvis, September 28, 1820.

3. Thomas Jefferson letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816.

4. See the Alliance for Justice report, “The Roberts Court and Judicial Overreach,” for details,

5. The Center for Responsive Politics found that from 2000–2010, the candidate for the House of Representatives who spent the most money won 93 percent of the races. See ...

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