February 10, 2012
Requiring publically traded companies to disclose how they spend money to influence politics is absolutely necessary for a true democracy. Freedom of the press is in our constitution because we cannot make informed choices without adequate information. Only with full and free access to politically relavant information can we truly have democracy. If companies are allowed to participate by spending money, then the least that can be done is ensuring that citizens have the information they need to participate as well.