Amish refuse to abide by outhouse rules

Full story: The York Daily Record

Members of a small, isolated Amish community are refusing to follow state code in their handling of waste from a school's two outhouses, citing their religious convictions.

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Goldmin69

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May 26, 2008
 
You have got to be kidding me.You beaurocrats need to get your heads out of your a%% and find something else better to do than hassle some Amish about a couple buckets of sh!!! I guess if they took it and dumped it into the barn yard with the rest of the manure before spreading it that would by against the law as well.Quit wasting tax payers money,because we are sick of it
Constipated

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May 26, 2008
 
OK, let's all put an outhouse in our backyard to avoid the exorbitant sewer fees. Guess it is ok for THEM though, as no one yet has stopped that "bear in the woods thingy".
Constitutionally, laws are only for certain people. When small children strap bombs to themselves in Iraq, then religiously speaking, we in this country should allow same. Religious freedom.
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I'm personally tired of the Amish getting away with so much. They don't have to pay taxes because of their beliefs and they don't have to follow standard laws because of their beliefs. However, they sell their furniture, crafts and produce to us outsiders to help supply them with an income.
Family Guy

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Yes, Put him in jail if he doesn't want to obey the laws. I too am tired of them getting away with so much.
Digger69

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May 26, 2008
 
Whocares wrote:
I'm personally tired of the Amish getting away with so much. They don't have to pay taxes because of their beliefs and they don't have to follow standard laws because of their beliefs. However, they sell their furniture, crafts and produce to us outsiders to help supply them with an income.
Brother you hit the nail on the head.And if they don't like it oh well.
Educate yourself

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May 26, 2008
 
True Amish don't sell very much stuff to the outside world, except for farm product. All these sheds, furniture and other crap aren't genuine amish. Mostly mennonite or other religious sects...
Goldmin69

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May 26, 2008
 
Family Guy wrote:
Yes, Put him in jail if he doesn't want to obey the laws. I too am tired of them getting away with so much.
Laws were made to be broken.Bet you never ever speed in yuor car do you? At least they don't
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May 26, 2008
 
Guess we can all start making our own laws, based on our own "sincere" religious convictions of course!! I am sick of paying for trash service, I guess these "bureuocrats" wouldnt mind if I cancelled my trash collection and starting using local dumpsters! PS..if they are not genuine amish selling their extremely overpriced wares, then they are pretty good at defrauding people, I guess that is okay with their religion.
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<quoted text>Laws were made to be broken.Bet you never ever speed in yuor car do you? At least they don't
Goldmin69

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May 26, 2008
 
MrsD wrote:
Guess we can all start making our own laws, based on our own "sincere" religious convictions of course!! I am sick of paying for trash service, I guess these "bureuocrats" wouldnt mind if I cancelled my trash collection and starting using local dumpsters! PS..if they are not genuine amish selling their extremely overpriced wares, then they are pretty good at defrauding people, I guess that is okay with their religion.
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Try depositing anything that is recyclable at the municipal collection point and burn all the paper trash for heat,because you won't be able to afford oil or gas.I haven't had trash service for over 30 years,what a waste of money
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May 26, 2008
 
Goldmin69 wrote:
<quoted text>Laws were made to be broken.Bet you never ever speed in yuor car do you? At least they don't
No, they just set themselves up so that if you DO hit them, you're guilty of vehicular manslaughter.

Reasonable people don't do that. Reasonable people also understand that Cholera is BAD and easily controlled with proper handling of sewage.
Goldmin69

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No, they just set themselves up so that if you DO hit them, you're guilty of vehicular manslaughter.
Reasonable people don't do that. Reasonable people also understand that Cholera is BAD and easily controlled with proper handling of sewage.
Uh Huh,I'm sure that is the first thing on their minds when they wake up in the morning ,insurance fraud scams.If you are guilty of running into a horse and buggy then most likely you don't have the intelligence to operate a vehicle in the first place and shouldn't be driving one,like the dumb broad that hit me at 70 mph because she was to busy putting on her lipstick looking in her visor mirror instead of watching the road. Also let me get this straight it is far better to send the crap to the sewage plant to be treated with the rest of the toxic soup that ends up there and then spread on the fields and the liquid discharged into the rivers and streams.So that means there are a lot of people eating a lot of food grown with toxic SH!! and drinking a lot of water with a lot of PI$$ in it,I can see where that is much better than fresh fertilizer.Enjoy that next delicious meal and that cool glass of water
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they're no different than other AMERICAN farmers! Would you eat crops fertilized in human waste? They're children haven't any voice. This to me crosses over to being ABUSIVE. There are laws about sanitation. Who do these religious sec think they are? I don't give a damn how long they resided on OUR soil. Can't keep to the laws of OUR land..leave, practice your SICK faith elsewhere!....
This isn't about religion..for GOD sakes..it's PUBLIC HEALTH issue and being allowed to ABUSE your children in the name of GOD!!!
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May 27, 2008
 
Amish are no different than you and I and yes they do pay taxes, they pay school taxes and don't utilize our schools!!! You all obviously have never met or associated with the amish- they are much better people than you all obviously, they stick together, maybe if we all took a lesson from them, the world would be a better place! I guess you all think your S*it does not stink........ I personally am tired of being told what we can and can not do on our own property!
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May 27, 2008
 
Educate yourself wrote:
True Amish don't sell very much stuff to the outside world, except for farm product. All these sheds, furniture and other crap aren't genuine amish. Mostly mennonite or other religious sects...
You are soooo very wrong. My brother has a furniture store outside of Albany, NY. He drives down here at least once a month, fills up a huge truck. He has one family that builds china hutches, another that does chairs, another does benches, another does tables. He specializes in oak furniture. When people wanted a bit of fancy carving on them, at first the Amish rebelled and said they wouldn't do it, that they do 'plain.' Well, when the $$$ was going to walk out of the door they changed their tune! They'll bend when it costs them! This isn't second hand info that isn't true. This isn't gossip or rumor, it's fact.
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May 27, 2008
 
Yeah and what gets to me about the Amish, they won't have any connections with the outside world. However when it comes to money, entirely different thing.
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May 27, 2008
 
Whocares wrote:
I'm personally tired of the Amish getting away with so much. They don't have to pay taxes because of their beliefs and they don't have to follow standard laws because of their beliefs. However, they sell their furniture, crafts and produce to us outsiders to help supply them with an income.
Agree! The Amish do not believe in serving their country in the military either..do they?
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May 27, 2008
 
"Laws were made to be broken.Bet you never ever speed in yuor car do you?"

At least they don't
Don't what??? Pay for insurance or registration to be on the roads??? If I am caught speeding, I WILL PAY the fine and WILL NOT say it is against MY religion. Also, Laws were not made to be broken.
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May 27, 2008
 
Laws ARE made to be ignored and I do it every day. The people making them are complete morons.

Eliminate all government and all religion and the whole world would be a much better place.
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If this was an average American citizen, they would be responsible to follow the law and the outcome would be jail if they didn't follow the law. Why give the Amish, or anyone else, a special privilege?
all about money

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leave those people alonge please. those poeple do not hurt no one. they are good people that have their wasys set and they arn't willing to change them. maybe if you would have let thing the way they were years ago we would not be in the situation that we are in now. high gas, lights cable.water and so on. plus high everything. they need to mine their own business. and stop trying to get more money. that is all what they are about. money. we going to die and leave everything anyway so what is the big deal.

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