Unambiguous, honest, brave. Heroes that made you want to root for them. The Lone Ranger was one. He lived by a creed that was shared with his young fans. You might not remember that part, so here it is.
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 what 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.
You don’t see television or movie heroes living by a creed anymore. That’s the sort of thing you used to see in Old America. Take a few minutes and remember how it was. Watch an episode of The Lone Ranger.