August 4, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

Just because judges and public officials create and or redefine laws doesn't make these laws justifiable. Anyone in the right position with the right motivation can make a ruling or create a bill that jeopardizes American Democracy simply by ignoring established policy procedures. Judges disregard there responsibilities to justice by staying on the bench to rule and give opinions while knowingly having a conflict of interest with the case at hand. Public officials disregard there responsibilities to their constituents by creating bills and voting on amendments that reflect personal interest instead of publics interest.

Both judges and public officials continue to govern with a dictatorship mentality by violating there sworn oaths of office. Both engage in criminal activities that validates corruption which jeopardizes the very foundation of our democracy. Because nothing was ever done to counterbalance these corrupt practices you now have Citizens United. Which gives way to further corruption by allowing politicians to be bought out right by anyone without any wrong doing.

With that being said, 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 investors' 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.

Andrew Weaver

Castaic, CA