Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Lone Ranger’s Creed



I grew up in Lancaster listening to Radio Caroline’s pirate DJ’s bringing the 60’s to life via a tiny transistor radio I listened to under the covers of my bedroom after lights out.  Prior to escaping life through music, my escape through that very same radio was listening to reruns of The Lone Ranger – my hero from when I was 10 years old, and my hero to this very day.  The Lone Ranger’s Creed hangs on my study wall in our Arizona home, Desert Dream – along with other classic Lone Ranger memorabilia.

I shared it on KR Connect five years ago, on January 1 2013.
1.     I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one.
2.     That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
3.     That God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
4.     In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right.
5.     That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
6.     That “this government, of the people, by the people, and for the people,” shall live always.
7.     That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
8.     That sooner or later . . . somewhere . . . somehow . . . we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
9.     That all things change, but the truth, and the truth alone lives on forever.
10.  I believe in my Creator, my country, my fellow man.

The political leaders of our world today would do well to hang this in their offices – and to act on it.