Patriot Michael Badnarik dies at 68!
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night!
August 15, 2022 - My name is Michael Badnarik, and apparently, I am dead. I am not communicating with you from “the great beyond”. I merely had the foresight to write this while I was still a viable consciousness, and I asked a friend of mine to post this to my website for me after I was gone. This gives me the opportunity to write my OWN eulogy.
If you knew me while I was still warm, you probably noticed that I lived my life by MY rules, and never allowed someone else to dictate what my values were going to be. Now would be a good time to cue Frank Sinatra’s “I did it my way”, which I frequently sang in the shower. It disappoints me to think that this quality made me so unique. I encourage everyone to stop being so submissive, especially to nonsensical government edicts. In short, grow up and “grow a pair”.
The things that I hope I am remembered for are my honesty and integrity. I often told people, “Don’t ask questions that you don’t want the answers to.” It never helps anything to be in denial. My father was a role model for integrity, and my experience in Scouts reinforced the idea that a truly good and respectable man was someone who was trustworthy. I tried very hard never to make promises I couldn’t keep, and I definitely never made any idle threats. Most people could tell by the look in my eyes that I was more than willing to carry out the “negative reinforcement” that I was promising.
From an early age my life was one adventure after another. Scuba diving, sailing, mountain climbing, white water canoeing and rafting. Don’t forget skydiving, but that came later. I was lucky enough to go through life without much fear of anything. Keep in mind that fear is a symptom of ignorance. If you are afraid, the simple solution is to learn as much as you can about that subject. When you know what you are doing, the fear simply goes away.
RIP Patriot Michael Badnarik