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May 21, 2014

LETTERS FOR MAY 21, 2014: Sheriff Rogers stands up for what he believes

Rogers stands up for what he believes

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has been getting a little bit of backlash of his recent trip to the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada. I think we need to set the record straight. First, the sheriff went there on his vacation time, no tax payer money involved. Second, the sheriff went there not as a Republican, not as a Democrat, but as a concerned citizen to voice his opinion on defending the U.S. Constitution.

There has been, in my opinion, a total disregard and disrespect by our federal government in regard to what the U.S. Constitution stands for. Sheriff Rogers went to Nevada to voice his opinion on defending the Constitution and not to defend the so-called deadbeat Bundy as some people have indicated.

Sheriff Rogers did wear his uniform, but I also wore my military uniform when traveling from one place to another. Sheriff Rogers expressed his opinion about what he believes is government overreach. I and many others share his belief. He did not express that this is the opinion of Elkhart County or even the state of Indiana.

I am so sick and tired of politicians from whatever party affiliation demeaning anyone who dares to speak out on the trampling of the U.S. Constitution. I believe that Sheriff Rogers, who is a Republican has done a fine job as the Sheriff of Elkhart County. I also believe that there are some Democrats who are doing a fine job.

Ladies and gentlemen, we must continue to elect to public office people like Sheriff Rogers who are willing to stand up and defend our Constitution or we are going to lose it all.

Good job Sheriff Brad Rogers. I and many others are proud of your stand. We need more like you.

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