Today’s story is about what happens when government goes wrong. Though he is well intended, and proud to hold several offices in his county, Zeke is thought to be a little power hungry. To get some much needed work done for the county roads, he enforces a law that mandates citizens to be drafted away from their farms to work for the county. Not a bad law, it serves a purpose, but it soon gets out of hand when the farmers have been totally drafted away from their farm work to do work on the personal property of the county official. Zeke is also caught reading the mail of others, and generally doing as he pleases. If the farmers have been working for the county for a solid month, how can they get any work done with their crops?
Word of the county activity has reached the ears of the Lone Ranger, and now he’s on his way. How will our masked hero see that justice is served? At least he plans to force Zeke to pay for the labors of his work crew, but I’ll bet it won’t stop there. Though the Lone Ranger is at first believed to be an outlaw, he makes short work of turning the tables on old Zeke, and exposing the extent of his crimes with the mail, and abusing county laws. It’s the knowledge of the proper use of the law that arms the Lone Ranger against Zeke. Zeke manages to escape jail, but the justice of the local society is still carried out.
Tune Wranglers. Honey Won’t You Follow Me.
PS: Though there are a lot of people who complain about our government, it hasn’t reached the invasiveness of old Zeke, forcing labor without wages, censoring mail, creating laws that serve only himself, and offering no protection for the people. However, no matter how good our laws are, and the rights set forth in our Constitution, all it would take is for a few bad leaders to twist laws for their own purpose. There’s a lesson to be learned in today’s show, but we are our own Lone Rangers, and all it takes is for we, the people, to take a stand on election day to vote. Also in writing our Congressmen and Representatives about issues that concern us we’re doing our civic duty. Be politically active and responsible.