From: George Thompson, Sr.
“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” ~Lord Acton—An admonition as sagacious now as it was when Lord Acton first coined it.More than ever, money (or promise of its influence) is the abstract essence of power. Whereas such currency’s exchange value is determined legislatively (rather than under contexts of inherent storage-barter exchange equivalents, e.g., for goods or services) any nefarious influence over its creation or use is power’s corruption; thus, anyone who implements or is influenced thru such pernicious control undermines allodiality of virtually everyone subsequently affected thru its transactions.
I therefore am writing as a member of the public and a retail investor in response to the SEC's request for comments on S7-06-16.
Investors deserve to know the ways corporations are buying elections, polluting our environment, affecting our economy, and more. And while corporations have little to no accountability to even their shareholders, disclosure is one solution that requires companies to consider the consequences — and the interests of their shareholders — before making decisions that affect their shareholders and regular Americans.
It's time for corporations to be honest with their investors and the American people.
Public corporations should at a minimum be required to:
1. Disclose their political spending.
We need to end the secrecy and give investors the information they deserve.
George Thompson, Sr., D.P.M.
LIBERTY'S PYRE'S BECKONING
As long-proved wisdom's razed; ablaze high in darkest lies On promises of carefree justice, sold to naifs or fools; Their trued embers glare their Souls' dread in wasted lives; Crouched, narrow below penury's shadows, as perfidy rules.
Alas, yet defiantly they stare, coruscant; eternally:
Freed from debt's relentless siege on everything living:
Alack—flames of Liberty's pyre becks to its perfidious trust:
George Thompson, Sr.Phoenix, AZ