Subject: File Number S7-33-10: Whistleblower Award Program

December 8, 2010

Dear Ms. Murphy

I just signed a petition saying:

"More whistleblowing about corporate crimes could have made the foreclosure crisis and economic meltdown less severe. Whistleblowers should never be forced or engouraged to take their concerns to their potentially corrupt bosses first: Those who go directly to the government deserve the strongest rewards and protections allowed by law."

Remember Nixon? Without Whistleblowers he would not have been forced to resign and his corruption would have serious jeopardized this country. Ditto for Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers. Shut down whistleblowers and you might as well cancel the First Amendment. Do NOT muzzle whistleblowers unless you seek a Big Brother environment!

Caithleann Logan
Anaheim, CA