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During Sunday’s blowout of Kansas City, I decided to try and be productive and started cleaning out one of my closets. You know the one? The one that keeps all the trash and treasures you either forgot about or cannot bring yourself to toss away. I came across some old comic books and started to flip through and then eventually read The Lone Ranger.

I put it down and started to think. In a time where the all these people from “reality TV”, movies and sports are becoming the moral compass for kids, we really only need to look towards the Lone Ranger- (Now mind you, The Lone Ranger was created in 1933, when Fran Striker, a self-described hack writer, was here in Buffalo writing radio scripts.)

Please do not only read through his belief system but think about each one and how it holds true, just as much today as it did almost 80 years ago. His belief system as created by Fran Striker:

I believe...

  • that to have a friend, a man must be one.
  • that all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
  • that God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
  • In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right.
  • That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
  • That 'this government of the people, by the people, and for the people' shall live always.
  • That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
  • That sooner or later...somewhere...somehow...we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
  • That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever.
  • In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.

I did not finish cleaning my closet but I did get a new perspective on how to continue to live on with my life. “Hi-yo Silver!”  Indeed.

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