Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 1, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

Not only is it long past time to end secret political spending by corporations, it should never have happened in the first place.

The SEC issue a rule in the requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose all their spending for any and all political activities. If this was still the America the founders intended this wouldn't even be an issue. But the truth, sad as it is, is such that we must fight to regain some semblance of honor and respectability in how our government runs and who should be running it. Politicians and CEO's who think corporations have a better idea than the founding fathers should look for another place to exert their corrupt influence.

Sareholders and the public deserve to know if and when any corporation does any spending on politics (directly or indirectly), and those candidates who benefit or suffer as a result of corporate influence.

Thank you for considering my comment.


John Wilton