"Our Constitution is
in actual operation;
everything appears to promise
that it will last;
but in this world
nothing is certain
but death and taxes."
by:
Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790) US Founding Father
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and eventually governmental usurpation...
 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    I always wondered where this quote came from.
     -- Eric Engstrom, Wichita, KS     
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    Our Constitution doesn't seem to be in actual operation anymore, and we still have death and taxes. I guess Ben was right.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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     -- Anonymous      
    He was wearing Ben glasses ;-). The appearance severely faded after the War between the States and then vanished after 1913.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Keep the Death toll few, and the taxes low, lest we tax our children and become fools and servants of strangers. becoming the despotic dog which returns to its vomit.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- DENNIS KOLB, WARRENTON      
    I'm with Ken on this one ... and, frankly, I never liked the quote, true or otherwise.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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