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By Robert Pembroke

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” After watching the latest retake of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, I would like the last sentence of Ben’s quote to read: “But in this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes and politics.”

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