By Gordon Hopkins

Though it will not be published, and therefore you will not read it, until the following day, I wrote this column on June 23. Alas, most people do not know the significance of this historically auspicious date.It seemed such an innocuous event. It was 154 years ago and a man simply filed some paperwork with a government office, something that did and still does happen every day. It is not hyperbole to say that piece of paper changed the world.No, it was not the Constitution. It was not the Magna Carta. It was not the recipe for the Colonel’s chicken. Yet, it is impossible to overstate the impact that piece of paper made ...


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