2 Amish families evicted for ignoring...

2 Amish families evicted for ignoring building, sewage rules

There are 15 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 9, 2009, titled 2 Amish families evicted for ignoring building, sewage rules. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A judge has ordered two Amish families out of their western Pennsylvania homes for failing to comply with municipal building and sewage requirements.

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Reality

Rheems, PA

#1 May 9, 2009
I am curious to see how the Amish react to this. Fortunately they are pacifists (I think), so they won't barricade themselves in their homes with stockpiled ammunition. You know, like we English would do.

Notice how we continue to persecute anyone who refuses to conform to our way of life? If they aren't harming anyone, who cares if they want to use stinky outhouses?
Blogger

Allentown, PA

#2 May 9, 2009
Leave these people alone.
Proff Louie alternator

Bethlehem, PA

#3 May 9, 2009
The good ole boys network won't allow civil and religious rights to be presented..??? Oh yea, you need a lieyer,oops, I mean a lawyer....

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#4 May 9, 2009
Reality wrote:
If they aren't harming anyone, who cares if they want to use stinky outhouses?

Why do you think these sewer ordinances are in-place? To keep odors to a minimum?

Or could it be that the lack of any septic system could affect well water for many others in the area?

Would you like to turn-on your tap and drink their piss?
Reality

Rheems, PA

#5 May 9, 2009
Dennis Mac wrote:
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Why do you think these sewer ordinances are in-place? To keep odors to a minimum?
Or could it be that the lack of any septic system could affect well water for many others in the area?
Would you like to turn-on your tap and drink their piss?
I believe the Amish have been here longer than any of their neighbors. They should keep their way of life, and the neighbors should move if they don't like it.

Oh wait, the Native Americans wanted that, too, and we know how that turned out for them. I guess the Amish need to start their own casinos too, as payback against us English. That would be fair enough.
easy

Philadelphia, PA

#6 May 9, 2009
So how were the Amish here before any of their neighbors? Did they like discover America, or somthin. Damn, I must not have been paying attention in school!

And what about the issue of, if the Amish can dump their shit on the fields, who else is going to do it also? What will be the effect of establishing a law for some of the population and another one for the rest of it?

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#8 May 9, 2009
How about Dole and Foxy? They already dump raw sewage from treatment plants on their feilds. Did you really think the saminella contamination came from mexican pickers not washing their hands?
easy wrote:
So how were the Amish here before any of their neighbors? Did they like discover America, or somthin.****, I must not have been paying attention in school!
And what about the issue of, if the Amish can dump their **** on the fields, who else is going to do it also? What will be the effect of establishing a law for some of the population and another one for the rest of it?
developer

AOL

#9 May 9, 2009
Reality wrote:
I am curious to see how the Amish react to this. Fortunately they are pacifists (I think), so they won't barricade themselves in their homes with stockpiled ammunition. You know, like we English would do.
Notice how we continue to persecute anyone who refuses to conform to our way of life? If they aren't harming anyone, who cares if they want to use stinky outhouses?
What if it was an Atiyeh?
sludge

AOL

#10 May 9, 2009
What if they would throw the crap out to pasture, then sell the crops out at the local farmers market. Just a thought.
she dont lie

AOL

#11 May 9, 2009
What if they are ignoring this because of cocaine habits within the Amish sect.

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#12 May 9, 2009
Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe the Amish have been here longer than any of their neighbors. They should keep their way of life, and the neighbors should move if they don't like it.
Oh wait, the Native Americans wanted that, too, and we know how that turned out for them. I guess the Amish need to start their own casinos too, as payback against us English. That would be fair enough.


Welcome to the World, as it is today,... has been for thousands of years,... and probably will be, longer than our progeny will know.

Throughout Recorded History, many peoples had been besieged by those who they felt had taken-over their land, pushed them aside, and established "laws" against their lifestyle.

In some cases, the "indigenous" peoples have prevailed, but in most cases, they have not.

Consider this a mere matter of evolution and progress.

Not all progress is bad.

Had there been Sanitation laws similar in-nature to those at issue here, in Europe centuries ago, there may not have been a Bubonic Plague.

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WTF is so objectionable to the Amish?

All they need do is install cesspools and septic tanks.

In what way does that go-against their religion?

As Christians, they should be embracing anything that would help those around them.

Geezer

Bethlehem, PA

#13 May 9, 2009
easy wrote:
So how were the Amish here before any of their neighbors? Did they like discover America, or somthin.****, I must not have been paying attention in school!
And what about the issue of, if the Amish can dump their **** on the fields, who else is going to do it also? What will be the effect of establishing a law for some of the population and another one for the rest of it?
Human and animal waste has been used on fields for centuries, including now. Most meals you eat have something grown from these fields.
anon

Center Valley, PA

#14 May 9, 2009
Proff Louie alternator wrote:
The good ole boys network won't allow civil and religious rights to be presented..??? Oh yea, you need a lieyer,oops, I mean a lawyer....
Oh, honey, if you're going to call someone a "liar", then learn how to spell it.
crash

Dade City, FL

#15 May 10, 2009
Its about time something is done . I spent $ 15000.00 for a septic system . The amish should follow the same code book that other are required to. They make the same litter that others do.
Douglass

Lynchburg, VA

#16 Aug 4, 2009
Septic systems aren't always what they are crapped up to be :-) as we will find out over the next forty years when most that are in the ground begin to fail due to improper installation or mis-use and abuse. They are not made to absorb many loads of laundry wash water in one day, grease and so on that most families subject them to. Pit privies if installed in areas where the water table is not that high are perfectly suitable for disposing of human waste. Dry wells are great for non waste liquids.

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