Daily Archives: October 7th, 2009

Why do computers lie to me?

Norton idle scanMonday morning. My favorite time of the week. Not. But that’s another story.

On a typical Monday I’ll usually have a little popup notification in the lower right-hand corner of my screen. It lets me know that my Norton anti-virus has been a busy little bee over the weekend.

“Idle Time Scan is complete.” Uh huh. That’s good news.

Threats have been found and fixed.

Oh noes! Woe is me. My computer had “threats?” That sure sounds ominous. At least Norton was there to protect me and save my bacon. Just out of curiosity, let’s click the “View Details” link that is provided and see what sort of nastiness I was protected from.

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The originalist view of the Constitution

Constitution of the United StatesI was talking with a guy about government and regulations. He favors less government, less taxes, more freedom, unrestricted markets, etc. He told me that he finds his beliefs to be in line with the founders upon adoption of the Constitution. I guess you could say that makes him a fan of originalism.

There is no doubt about it. The founding fathers were visionaries and we should cherish the system they have given us. But his unwavering belief and total committment to originalism raises and important question: Were they infallible?

The answer, of course, is a resounding no.

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