Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 11, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

Despite the decision in 'Citizens United v. FEC', it is clear that corporate donations have no business in the political sphere. The Constitution of the United States was not set up to allow any but the individual American citizen and any groups they should WILLINGLY subscribe to, to have any influence on the seating of representatives at the local, state, and federal levels. And such influence MUST BE made public, for all fellow citizens to see.

As such: corporations may currently have the ability to sway elections, due to the injudiciousness of the Judicial Branch and the machinations of those legislators they have influenced, but that gives them no right to hide that influence. Any and all who choose to dabble in the American political system MUST do so under the full glare of the national spotlight, not behind closed and barred doors.

You have it within your purview to ensure that such transparency is enforced. I ask you to do what is legal and right: force corporations to place their political dalliances before the court of public opinion.

Thank you for considering my comment.


William Grother