Guest Column: Sunshine Week reminds us of the power of knowledge
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
- James Madison
Pioneers who become trailblazers in uncharted territories take a leap of faith the faint-hearted would shrink from, spurred by the power of their convictions spurs that leap of faith.
James Madison, whose March 16th birthday is celebrated as National Freedom of Information Day during Sunshine Week, could not have envisioned the global community in which we live today when he wrote the First Amendment.