November 27, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
I would be writing to urge the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending, except that I have little faith in rules.
I once had an enormous faith in rules, and still believe in the astounding power and justice of cosmic laws. However, governments' relationships with corporations and consumers is all of an astonishingly underdeveloped sub-sub-sub microcosm of those laws. (For every "sub" in my subset, commissioned SEC financiers and lawyers may replace a "dom").
Only with love, intelligence, and compassion will we be able to sort out the political and business challenges from here. These things cannot be legislated. Democracy will survive once people have the consciousness to adhere properly to rules we are constantly rewriting.