If the Amish Are Exempt, Why Not the ...

If the Amish Are Exempt, Why Not the Rest of Us?

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Sovereignty

Mooers, NY

#1 Jan 14, 2010
The Amish have an exemption from Social Security and Medicare taxes, and will be exempt from the next health monstrosity that Congress is birthing. They have successfully gotten a degree of liberty in their governance that the rest of us have not.(This is a way to achieve panarchy.) To mimic Rodney Dangerfield: With my government, I donít get no respect.

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20...

Since: Nov 09

Plymouth, MN

#2 Jan 14, 2010
Medicare and Medicaid are a part of the Social Security system. Old Order Amish believe that if the church is faithful to its calling, many government programs and commercial insurance are not needed. That conviction forced them to testify before Congress because they did not want to receive Social Security benefits. What they wanted instead was the right to look after their own elderly. They were finally given approval, if self-employed, to be exempt from paying the tax. Seldom do Old Order Amish individuals accept Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

“Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid!”

Since: Jan 10

Rome NY

#3 Jan 14, 2010
Wow ... let's take a stab at it.

Perhaps the Amish are provided this exemption because they have a long-standing and well established SELF-SUSTAINING community.

When they say they will not use government services, they MEAN it.

Love how so many "mainstream" Americans are the first to complain when others use a government service, first to whine when others do NOT use the government service, and first in line when THEY need the service.
Sovereignty

Mooers, NY

#4 Jan 14, 2010
When did the Amish become a sovereign entity?

WOULD IT HAPPEN TODAY? NO!

OK SO ANYONE CAN YELL AT THEM,....GET OFF THE ROAD?

They have successfully gotten a degree of liberty in their governance that the rest of us have not.(I LIKE THE AMISH)

I THINK MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE TO IGNORE THAT PART.

FREEDOM,....is not church ran healthcare?

I know Amish people in the army lol Then they got different variations of Amish. I like Amish people.

EXCUSES, RUN AROUNDS, DOUBLE TALK, i heard it all now

oh wow freetrade, not the freetrade people think America has.

The Amish have a religious exemption from vaccinations. wow how did that as a species live

So America, But the US. of A. changed in the 1800's, as a piece of land, entire country says every one but you and you have to do what i say.

Sovereignty is what? Think more of it is going to be happening, but thats against the law. But as a sovereign citizen, all rights reserved to myself and dont recognize your jurisdiction......?

Think instead of following what some one tells you.

I WONDER HOW THAT COMMUNITY WITH THEIR OWN KIND OF BANK and CURRENCY EITHER IN VERMONT, MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, or MASS. STATE IS DOING AFTER COUPLE YEARS.

CHECK OUT THIS ANARCHY COUNTRY (IN AFRICA TOO!)

No government taxes, no government customs duties, no government patents, no government copyrights: a secessionist area within the Ivory Coast is flourishing, and the UN, the BBC, and bureaucrats find this astounding.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archive...
Sovereignty

Mooers, NY

#5 Jan 14, 2010
Only 1 convicted murderer that was Amish, thats right only one.

Things always add in their favor.

Obviously they are smarter than we are.

“Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid!”

Since: Jan 10

Rome NY

#6 Jan 14, 2010
Well, as you obviously hate the American way of life, "Sovereignty" why don't you head off to some unimproved island in the Arctic Circle and form your own personal micro-nation?

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