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“Captain Jack” Crawford was one of the original Black Hills Rangers. He survived many Old West adventures and was called “The Poet Scout.” Following is the fifth and final stanza of Crawford’s 1889 poem, “Truth.”

Truth may sparkle like diamonds,
But some men will cast it aside,
And instead they will treasure the mica,
And say to the truth, “Let her slide.”
But truth is the old rock of ages
Upon which our forefathers stood.
Without it there may be corruption,
And with it our lives must be good.

Jack Crawford died 29 years before Donald Trump was born ...


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