M. Stanton Evans (1934–2015) was the founder and longtime director of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C. He became the country’s youngest editor of a daily newspaper when he took the helm of the Indianapolis News at the age of twenty-six. Mr. Evans wrote countless articles and essays for various publications, and he was the author of several books, including Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies and The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition. He served as an ISI lecturer and trustee for decades and was the recipient of ISI’s highest honor, the Charles H. Hoeflich Lifetime Achievement Award.
The framers were interested in two major objectives: to form a government vigorous enough to conduct the affairs of the nation, yet limited enough so that it did not endanger the rights of its citizens. . . .