by Gary North
“When our friends get into power, they aren’t our friends any more.”– M. Stanton Evans
This has become known as “Evans’ law of political perfidy.”
My friend Stan Evans was a wise and eloquent man. He was an intellectual leader within the conservative political movement, beginning around 1960. He arrived at Yale in the year after William F. Buckley graduated. He replaced Buckley as a student leader. Had he replaced Buckley as the spokesman of American conservatism, the country would be a lot better off today. He was a far more reliable thinker than Buckley ever was.
He served as the editor of the Indianapolis News until he was fired for insisting that Nixon was guilty of a cover-up of the Watergate break-in. This was long before any other conservative news outlet did. He was correct.