January 31, 2012
Securities and Exchange Commission
I'll believe corporations are people after we bury the first one thousand of them in Arlington National Cemetery! They don't serve our country; they loot it; they steal not only our wealth but the very basic fundamentals of our democracy. While they may cherish the current majority on the U.S. Supreme Court as the best money can buy; We the People need you the SEC to instill some openness and accountability into the financing of elections. Permitting corporations and super PACS to literally buy elections should be criminal. At least allow the American people; the ones with a pulse and a conscience know through mandatory public disclosures who is buying and selling our political processes.
Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.
That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.
SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.