Sheriff Brad Rogers of Elkhart County, Indiana has not only stood up for the Constitution, but he was a hero of raw milk. Reading this article (click here for article) seems to elicit jumping off of one’s chair and screaming ‘yipee’. Dramatic, yes, but with all the mind numbing info coming out of the raw milk freedom camps in recent months this is a very, very exciting shift.
The conflict between the local and federal authorities came to a head two weeks ago when Hochstetler was summoned to testify before a federal grand jury in Detroit. He declined to appear, invoking his 5th Amendment right. Sheriff Rogers also notified the Justice Department attorney that if FDA agents tried to inspect Hochstetler’s farm without a signed warrant, they would be arrested on trespassing charges.
Since then the federal subpoena for Hochstetler has been withdrawn, according to Rogers.
The sheriff sees his action as protecting a local Amish resident, who he called “an honest man,” from being harassed by federal officials.
“The thing is that if the FDA agents come in and they meet with the farmer and the farmer wants them to come in, I don’t have a problem with that,” Rogers said. “But in this case Mr. Hochstetler did not want the agents there. This is an administrative rule of the federal government and I think people are tired of the federal government walking all over everybody and it is time to take a stand for states’ rights.” Click here for full article.
Sheriff Rogers has set a precedence and will, with great hope, wake up the same sense of righteousness in other Sheriffs in our nation.“This isn’t about raw milk,” Rogers said. “It’s about fundamental rights.” It is something raw milk activists and bloggers have been saying for years.
This video features Sheriff Richard Mack, who succinctly will open your eyes to a hidden power in our Republic. Sheriffs hold a power, in some instances, greater than the President of the United States–which ever new puppet is in the pulpit.
I hope that this article gives you all some hope and realization that many are waking up and many are rising up.