November 6, 2013
SEC Comment file 4-637
Dear Comment file 4-637,
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.
This is the only earth we have. What is the use of money when there is no more water to drink because of the fracking process? What use is money when the grounds are toxic health hazards? What use is money when the air is polluted, the sea levels are rising, and the world is destroyed because of greed?
If we consider ourselves a Christian nation, then we need to invest in good stewardship of God's blessings.
Thank you for considering my comment.