What about the Amish?

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Dec 22, 2010
 

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Do you consider them UnAmerican because they do not vote or will not serve in the American Military because of their faith?
ifunowhatidid

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Dec 22, 2010
 

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Nope they pay taxes and work hard and they truley believe in turn the other cheek and don't just use their religion when it suites them
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Dec 22, 2010
 

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Does that make an American?
ifunowhatidid

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Dec 22, 2010
 
Well they are citizens with different beliefs and I deal with them on a regular basis and they don't want me to cater to a foreign language or try to convert me to their ways.
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My comment was directed at Isaac. I don't really believe that voting and joining the military makes a person more 'American' than someone else.
ifunowhatidid

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Dec 22, 2010
 
Someone is mistaken they do vote

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Dec 22, 2010
 
Curious wrote:
Does that make an American?
Brilliant reply. Great critical thinking skills here.
Gulf War Vet

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Dec 22, 2010
 

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Mr.Isaac Baccus,

I have no idea why you would even start a post like this. The AMISH are good hardworking AMERICANS and how they live is their business. Just because a person doesn't vote or join the military does not mean that they are UNAMERICAN! I know many hardworking Americans who are not Amish, who have not joined the service and did not vote in the last 2 presidential elections. Their reason for not voting is because there wasn't anyone worth voting for and they followed their conscience. What is great about being an AMERICAN is the right to choose.

Any person living in these United States is an American if they were born here or if they came here legally and went through all the red tape to become a legal United States Citizen. I don't see where voting or joining the military makes a damn bit off difference and it certainly does not make you UN-American if you choose NOT to vote or join the service.

To me UN-AMERICAN is the people who are in this country illegally; the one's who expect us to foot the bill to pay for their medical, their food stamps & welfare checks. The same people that have parades while hanging our American Flag upside down or burning it. UN-AMERICAN is companies who outsource jobs to other countries while AMERICANS are desperate for work, UN-AMERICAN is seeing Pablo Jimenez working getting paid cash under the table while getting welfare for his family while his wife sits in her home pregnant while feeding 6 kids under the age of 8 and able to feed them 3 meals a day, in a warm house while AMERCIAN children are hungry and homeless because the government says that even though mommy & daddy worked hard all their lives and fell on hard times they just don't meet the criteria. UN-American is what our Government is becoming. They are slowly taking our rights & freedoms away from us and for what? UN-American is not following our United States Constitution, which our government has not been doing for quite a few years. UN-AMERICAN is our Government wanting us to live in fear of everything so that they have to make all our decisions. Un-American can be a lot of things but the AMISH NOT voting isnít one of them! Just my opinion.

Respectfully,
A Gulf War Vet, Voter and Proud AMERICAN
ifunowhatidid

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Dec 22, 2010
 
Well said from another gulf war vet and I don't feel special because I served

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Dec 22, 2010
 
Gulf War Vet wrote:
Mr.Isaac Baccus,
I have no idea why you would even start a post like this. The AMISH are good hardworking AMERICANS and how they live is their business. Just because a person doesn't vote or join the military does not mean that they are UNAMERICAN! I know many hardworking Americans who are not Amish, who have not joined the service and did not vote in the last 2 presidential elections. Their reason for not voting is because there wasn't anyone worth voting for and they followed their conscience. What is great about being an AMERICAN is the right to choose.
Any person living in these United States is an American if they were born here or if they came here legally and went through all the red tape to become a legal United States Citizen. I don't see where voting or joining the military makes a damn bit off difference and it certainly does not make you UN-American if you choose NOT to vote or join the service.
To me UN-AMERICAN is the people who are in this country illegally; the one's who expect us to foot the bill to pay for their medical, their food stamps & welfare checks. The same people that have parades while hanging our American Flag upside down or burning it. UN-AMERICAN is companies who outsource jobs to other countries while AMERICANS are desperate for work, UN-AMERICAN is seeing Pablo Jimenez working getting paid cash under the table while getting welfare for his family while his wife sits in her home pregnant while feeding 6 kids under the age of 8 and able to feed them 3 meals a day, in a warm house while AMERCIAN children are hungry and homeless because the government says that even though mommy & daddy worked hard all their lives and fell on hard times they just don't meet the criteria. UN-American is what our Government is becoming. They are slowly taking our rights & freedoms away from us and for what? UN-American is not following our United States Constitution, which our government has not been doing for quite a few years. UN-AMERICAN is our Government wanting us to live in fear of everything so that they have to make all our decisions. Un-American can be a lot of things but the AMISH NOT voting isnít one of them! Just my opinion.
Respectfully,
A Gulf War Vet, Voter and Proud AMERICAN
First of all, thank you for your service. I have an idea of the sacrifice because I am a Vietnam veteran. I did not start this thread as an attack on good hardworking honest people. Levi Glick in Holland, Ky is also a good friend of mine. I know their culture and their belief as I am a neighbor and I have studied their faith's history historically for a few years. Next I would like to say that if ( and I believe you do) you consider yourself conservative, I am also. I quickly read through your post and I agree strongly in principle.
Lastly, I just want to say why I started this post. I believe that we have the privilege to serve but also the right to bow out graciously of service if it is a "Firmly Held Belief".(US Supremes)

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Dec 22, 2010
 
Gulf War Vet wrote:
Mr.Isaac Baccus,
I have no idea why you would even start a post like this. The AMISH are good hardworking AMERICANS and how they live is their business. Just because a person doesn't vote or join the military does not mean that they are UNAMERICAN! I know many hardworking Americans who are not Amish, who have not joined the service and did not vote in the last 2 presidential elections. Their reason for not voting is because there wasn't anyone worth voting for and they followed their conscience. What is great about being an AMERICAN is the right to choose.
Respectfully,
A Gulf War Vet, Voter and Proud AMERICAN
I think that you may have assumed when you started out your post as almost an attack on Isaac. But I agree with you!

Our country is being forced into the New World Order agenda by traitors...anyone who stands up for the America we've known may be thrown in camps for their beliefs in the future. I appreciate those who are still left that will stand up for conscience sake.

The Amish way of life is under siege and I am deeply sorrowful for this. I respect a lot about their way of life. While I'm zealous to enforce our borders, I do not like the fact that Arizona's SB1070 requires Americans to carry I.D. It constructively turned into "Show Me Your Papers Please". It also gave the state (Arizona) power to turn ALL YOUR DATA over to the Feds (Homeland Security.)
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my family is amish.. the biggest part of it.. which let me tell u its huge.. they do not believe in voting.. they do have different ways than most other people.. but.. i consider them more american than any other human being on this planet. they are the people that should represent america. they are hard working kind people that have the happiest lives of us all.. because they follow God very closely
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Forgive me for not knowing but what is the beliefs of the Amish? I would like to know more
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Jan 26, 2011
 
Isaac what years did you serve in Vietnam?
If i may ask that is.

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Jan 27, 2011
 
New one wrote:
Isaac what years did you serve in Vietnam?
If i may ask that is.
My statement above was correct although I need to amend it. I am a Vietnam Era vet. I am 54 yrs old. My service date started on Sep 1, 1974. My first Assignment was Osan, Korea.
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wondering wrote:
Forgive me for not knowing but what is the beliefs of the Amish? I would like to know more
well we dont believe in voting for one. our diet is very closely followed with the Bible(leviticus 11 if you wanna look it up), we dont believe in women wearing pants, we wear dresses and a head covering. we dont use buttons. we use zippers or clip fasteners. married men wear a beard but no mustache, men who aren married are clean shaven. we do not watch tv or movies. the only music we listen to is hymns when we sing them. the food we eat is rarely store bought, everything is fresh from our garden or we purchase it from a fellow amish family. we do have running water electricity cars and phones in my family. we also use computers, but what we do on them is limited. all these things are a result of our beliefs. hope this helps u :-) have a great day
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Jan 27, 2011
 
Ive been around some amish when i lived in ky and know a little about their lifestyle. But the question ive got for you(and im not trying to be a smarty butt)is that if you dont have electricity how do you use a computer and internet? Do you go to the library or friends?(just curious)
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Jan 27, 2011
 
Does anyone know the address to the Amish doctor in Kentucky? The one who looks in your eyes and can diagnose you in a mere minutes. I'v heard alot of stories, just want to find out for myself. You can't call him for obvious reasons, but you can write him, and I don't know anyone who would have address.
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Jan 27, 2011
 
His name is Reuben and the address is V.C. Christian Charity, 1205 Radure Road, Hestand Ky 42151. You will have to mail him for an appointment and tell him the certain time you would like and he will put you down for the first available day he has. When you go dont put down what is wrong with you and see if he can make a believer in you he did me. He told me things about me that only me my wife and my parents would know.

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Mar 30, 2011
 
macon county citizen wrote:
Ive been around some amish when i lived in ky and know a little about their lifestyle. But the question ive got for you(and im not trying to be a smarty butt)is that if you dont have electricity how do you use a computer and internet? Do you go to the library or friends?(just curious)
my family is mennonite.. but.. we are what is known as beechy mennonite.. as my daddy says.. its so confusing its confusing.. lol.. you can look this up in wikipedia.. our family has electricity phones cars computers and WEATHER radios.. our family has the anabaptist belief.. something else u can look up on wikipedia.. our computer use is very limited tho..

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