Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:01 UTC

President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.

Five hundred years ago, our ancestors started the fight to separate church and state. Now it's time we separate corporation and state.

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Corporations are just a means to an end. Washington only feeds the paranoid, the opportunist and the mentally ill. I stopped blaming corporations long ago. Big government always ends up like this. It is a magnet for corruption. It's why government should always be small. Less toys to wreak havoc with.

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