Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

April 29, 2012

Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

It should be clear to everyone who believes in democracy that unlimited, untraceable corporate funding of elections is a disaster for the democratic process. With virtually unlimited funds to spend supporting legislators who will then favor their agendas, corporations are controlling our entire system - rigging the game in their favor, from the ballot box to the floor of the Congress. That's not democracy, and it's not acceptable.

You have the power to limit this by at least forcing corporations to disclose their spending. That would at least let the public know what's being spent where and try to trace some of this unaccountable influence.

I'm not just asking you to do this; it is your DUTY to do it. As a public servant living in a democracy, it should be your top priority to uphold the values at its foundation: equality, individual liberty, fairness. You shouldn't have to worry about keeping your job or upsetting the status quo; in fact, you MUST NOT worry about those things. Do what is within your power to fix our democracy by ending corporate control and the people will stand behind you. Don't be intimidated. Do what's right for all of us.


Joshua Flaccavento