I’m Ed Rogers

I live in Smithfield and have been a resident of Cache Valley for over 10 years.

I retired from the U.S. Air Force, built a home in this awesome community. I cherish the small-town vibe, wholesome family values and the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Beliefs:

I’m an indigenous, incorrigible agnostic.

We should better ourselves and the world around us. My efforts are modest but efforts nonetheless.

I greatly appreciate the labors of those who keep our community running and fiscally sound.

I am a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. I also believe that the government has no right to dictate extremely personal choices, such as abortion and who you are physically attracted to.

I make a serious effort to remember my cloth bags when I go into the grocery store — their bags are ludicrously weak anyway.

One of the best examples I recall of someone being a true community member was a previous base commander. I noticed our commander walking in a parking lot. He spotted something on the ground and picked up several pieces of litter, oblivious to anyone around him. He then deposited the litter in a trash can. He exemplified behavior of a good community member and leader.

If I was king for a day, I’d distribute solar ovens to all my subjects. I would declare June 21 “Solar Cooking Contest Day.”

As for making the world a better place, I employ YouTube (Buck Rogers 2000).

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