February 9, 2012
Securities and Exchange Comm.
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
Dear SEC: I have followed the rather embarrassing state of American Politics ever since the 5:4 Supreme Court decision on "Citizens United". I have seen the effects and watched millions of dollars pour into the Super Pacs from donors who can remain unidentified. The result has been clear: whoever spends the most money wins the election in the targeted markets, and those spending the money are often corporations that steal the vote from those who still believe in the illusion of democracy in America.
Please!! Exercise the legal power you have to force the timely disclosure of donors to such Super Pacs! Many feel this was a mistaken ruling by our Supreme Court. If we have to live with this decision, we should at least be able to know where the money forcing our political system like this is coming from!
Edward Farrar MD