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The Lone Ranger's Creed

The Lone Ranger's creed was written as a guide for the Lone Ranger's young fans on how to live a life of goodness, fairness, and decency, just like the Lone Ranger. The creed was written by Fran Striker, a well known writer for radio and comics who wrote extensively for the Lone Ranger.

The Lone Ranger was a fictional character made famous by highly popular radio and television shows and movies. The Lone Ranger, a masked man of unknown identity to most of the people he met, rode throughout the American West with his American Indian companion Tonto to right injustices and help the downtrodden. The Lone Ranger wore a white cowboy hat, rode his faithful horse Silver fearlessly, and lived a life that adhered to his own creed. For more information on The Lone Ranger, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Below: The Lone Ranger (actor Clayton Moore ) on his horse, Silver, March, 1956.

The Lone Ranger and his horse, Silver

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The Lone Ranger's Creed

By Fran Striker

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.


About The Lone Ranger

The story of the Lone Ranger began in 1933 with the first radio broadcast of what would become a highly popular radio show that later expanded into movies and television.

The story of the Lone Ranger follows a Texas Ranger who is the lone survivor when a band of outlaws kills all the other Texas Rangers he is riding with. Found barely alive after the brutal killings by a childhood friend, an American Indian named Tonto, the Texas Ranger (who is now the lone surviving Ranger from his group) is brought back to health by his friend and soon tames a wild stallion he names Silver.

Together with Tonto and his trusty horse Scout, the Lone Ranger and Silver travel across the American West to help the helpless and right injustices. Preferring to stay anonymous, the Lone Ranger wore a mask over his eyes, causing many of the people he had helped to say, "Who was that masked man?" While numerous actors portrayed the Lone Ranger and Tonto on the radio, in movies, and on television, the two actors most closely associated with the roles are Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, respectively.

 

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