Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Opinion

April 27, 2014

OUR VIEW: Elkhart County not served by Rogers' trip to Nevada

(Continued)

Let’s be clear: While Rogers is taking heat for being by Bundy’s side last weekend, it was Bundy, not Rogers, who made the offensive remarks. Bundy’s words are tethered to his character, not Rogers’. In fact, Rogers told The Goshen News last week that he was no longer present at the gathering when Bundy made those comments, and we take him at his word.

STILL, IT IS OUR contention that Rogers made a questionable decision at best to visit Bundy’s ranch and interject Elkhart County into this fray by wearing his sheriff’s uniform. There’s no doubt that this type of debate regarding the federal government is in Rogers’ wheelhouse. He is making quite the name for himself as an authority on such matters, which is likely why he was invited to the Bundy ranch.

But Rogers is our sheriff here at home, not Bunkerville, Nev. He said he went to the desert on his own dime and his own time. We also wish he would have taken his own threads. Civilian attire would have been appropriate for this type of personal crusade.

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