November 6, 2013
SEC Comment file 4-637
Dear Comment file 4-637,
How far away will we get from the ideals of the men who structured our wonderful country's policies at the threat to their lives when George III insisted on authority over the colonies??? We have shamefully let money become our 'god' until it rules through corrupt policies which benefit only the moneyed interests to the destrruction and defamation of those working to keep our liberties intact!
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 investor's money on political activity 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.
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.