Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 1, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

I feel very strongly that almost all the political problems we face today are due to corporations using their finances to sway politicians in their favor. A political leader's first duty is toward the people in general; and corporations' selfish interests should not take precedence. If corporations choose to use their money for political purposes, there should be absolute transparency to the public.

So I strongly urge the SEC to issue a law as soon as possible that would require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their spending on political activities.

Both shareholders and the public deserve to know how much a given corporation spends on politics (directly and through intermediaries), and which candidates are being promoted or attacked.

Thank you for considering my comment.


Tristan Mouritsen