Editor's Corner, Pilgrim's Stats—Keeping Score

Losing One of Our Own, Fellow Patriot & Conservative: Pilgrim

It’s with great sadness to let our fellow patriots from across America know about the loss of one of our most respected grassroot conservatives, Pilgrim. He was part of a refugee group from another conservative website, RedState. Several years ago, we decided to create this website and work on promoting conservatism at a different level. Pilgrim was one of our Founding Fathers here at Unified Patriots.

He retired after 36 years of working for the state of Indiana, and moved to Texas a couple of years ago. He felt that Texas was a good place to be during these years of our nation’s current struggles. Pilgrim loved the retirement phase of his life – happily taking some beautiful road trips around the country, and admiring how beautiful America is.

I met Pilgrim at a RedState Gathering in 2010. He was a very kind and nice person, and it was a pleasure to meet and realize that there were fellow patriots out there who cared a great deal about what was happening in America.

His column on our frontpage, Pilgrim’s Corner, kept all of us updated on what was happening in Washington – votes and alliances, endorsements, and the all important ratings of our Congress critters – conservative (or not). His expertise and interest, and reporting of those numbers will be sorely missed.

A few months ago, another wonderful patriot who participated in our grassroots conservative efforts also passed away, Mark Riggio. The passing of two people, who though geographically far apart – as most of us are – but so close in spirit and heart makes the grief and sadness just as real. Family forms on these pages, across the broad internet, and it reminds us all of how much love and respect we can share with each other. It also reinforces that for all our differences of opinion – regarding candidates, especially – our goal should be the same: making sure our love and support for our country remains strong.

That’s what I believe Pilgrim would have wanted.

May you Rest in Peace, dear brother Pilgrim. May God Bless you and we thank Him for the time you shared with us.

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Gonna miss that guy hugely! Pilgrim kept this little coffee klatch and our small audience up to date with stats and TRUTH that you find no where else!

Melody Warbington

I wish I had met Pilgrim but was happy to know him here and on Facebook. It’s nice that a common love for country can bring folks together so that you are “friends” with someone you’ve never actually met in person. Prayers for his family.


We mourn the loss of a comrade, gentleman and patriot.

Brian Hibbert

What a sad loss for all of us. I never had the pleasure of meeting Pilgrim in person, but will miss his wit and wisdom.


The sadness I feel can’t be described in mere words because it’s part empty place in my heart and feeling tired and beaten when we lose the best of the best.


The world is a lesser place today.


I’ve long maintained that the true conservative must be independent of pressure from above, such as a paycheck or a guest shot on Fox. William Buckley Jr was one. So was Richard Lucy(Pilgrim) who was the best political statistical analyst in America, in part because his only constituency was conservatism, with no paymaster telling what to report and what not to report. He’s a model of how we should all aspire to match.


Wow, my condolences to his family. I enjoyed reading his informative posts. May he rest in peace.


This is sad news indeed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all his friends here at UP. We’ve lost a conservative warrior.