March 28, 2014
I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.
In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can spend investors' money in secret.
I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
Thomas Jefferson said, and most of our Founding Fathers agreed, that if we ever allowed corporate money into our electoral processes "the end of the Republic would be at hand. The Census was set up in the Constitution to ensure that Congressional representation remained equitably apportioned despite whatever additions to the national territory or population shifts might occur in the future. The Census does not count corporations, making it crystal clear that our Founding Fathers never intended corporations to have voting rights, but our majority corrupt Supreme Court has chosen to deem Constitutional a degree of corruption that would have appalled our Forefathers, and only you can fix this disaster, and save our Republic! Please do so!
Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.