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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RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones
by ricegf on Fri 9th Aug 2013 22:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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Exactly. Political donations by corporations should be flat illegal.

If the stockholders individually want to make political contributions to promote policies that favor the corporation's business, they have a first amendment right to do so.

But a corporation is not a political action committee - and certainly not a "person" - it's a for-profit organization created by US laws to sustain business activity, and thus should not be covered by first amendment protections at all IMHO.

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