Amish in outhouse dispute appeal

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Two Amish farmers who said their religious convictions prevented them from disposing of outhouse waste according to state sewage laws appealed their jail sentences.
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Well

Fogelsville, PA

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#22
Jul 8, 2008
 
Easy Answer wrote:
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They would have green, plush beautiful lawns.
Don't you know that the yard is the toilet for many of the people that live in center city Allentown? They are too darn lazy to walk in their house and use the bathroom. Sad, sn't it?
mom 0f 5

Bethlehem, PA

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#23
Jul 9, 2008
 
The Amish do not bother anyone, yet you so often hear nasty comments about their way of life. We should be more like them- they are so self-sufficient- and as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather have an Amish person's poop in my yard than have my crazy a** neighbor's car in front of my house!
Dan H

Middlefield, CT

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#24
Jul 9, 2008
 
Let's start a 'Free the Amish" movement. Declare there land a soverign nation just like many Native American Reservations are. If people fight it lets buy the land from the Amish, give it to a local native American tribe, allow them to annex it as a soverign nation of their's and then Give it to the Amish people!
Potowatame

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#25
Jul 9, 2008
 
Dan H wrote:
Let's start a 'Free the Amish" movement. Declare there land a soverign nation just like many Native American Reservations are. If people fight it lets buy the land from the Amish, give it to a local native American tribe, allow them to annex it as a soverign nation of their's and then Give it to the Amish people!
Fhucking Brilliant.

I love it.....except I have sworn to uphold the constitution. I don't have the drafters on speed dial so I must interpret it without all the Supreme Court liberal, activist fluff.....

Try it and see what happens.
Potowatame

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#26
Jul 9, 2008
 
Before I forget......

I APPROVE the message.
Ridicoulous

United States

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#27
Jul 15, 2008
 
Sad that the government has no better things to do then pick on people who do not bother others. Seems like everybody that is different gets attacked. Start attacking illegal immigrants and not people who are good.
Rich Litzinger

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#28
Jul 21, 2008
 
Don't that beat all?? Here we are getting all sorts of fecally contaminated fruits and vegetables from "south of the border" and no one says a peep (G-d forbid we nix NAFTA), but when an upstanding Christian American community with established traditions and a method for safely disposing the waste follows it's conscience, then we prosecute them! I'm a Catholic, but "Long live the Amish" on this one.
Berks_Iraq_Vet

Fort Huachuca, AZ

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#29
Jul 21, 2008
 
The government harassing these folks is the same one that allows the use of biosolids on farmers fields and say it's safe. I cannot go outside for days after that crap (no pun intended) is spread anywhere within a couple of miles of my home.
Leave the Amish alone.

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