Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 14, 2012

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

The secret corporate donations to campaigns made possible by the Citizen's United v. Federal Election Campaign ruling is one of the most horrifying turn of events of American politics in my life time. The money that these corporations can provide to influence their own profit-making interests is far in excess of traditional campaign donations and is skewing our political process into corporation v. corporation rather than the best interests of the American people.

PLEASE do something to stop this, and AT LEAST make these corporate donations public information so we know who is really influencing candidates and the election process. And specify a TRANSPARENT method for getting this information via your website or similar public channel.

Thank you in advance for your help.


MacKenzie Smith