Ky. Amish men say they won't budge on...

Ky. Amish men say they won't budge on buggy fight

There are 8 comments on the Ledger-Enquirer.com story from Jan 11, 2012, titled Ky. Amish men say they won't budge on buggy fight. In it, Ledger-Enquirer.com reports that:

On Jacob Gingerich's farm in western Kentucky, there is no phone or electricity for his family of 12 children.

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Since: Apr 10

Canton, OH

#1 Jan 12, 2012
This situation is interesting and could have far reaching impacts. Can a religious group choose to disobey a law, which is reasonable, makes common sense and is for the safety of themselves and others on the public highways? If they can get by with this, then look out America.
Born in Louisville

Canton, OH

#2 Jan 12, 2012
We need more Amish. IT MIGHT HELP save us from the declining morals in the US.

Another case of someone standing up for what they believe.
Real Life

Louisville, KY

#3 Jan 12, 2012
Born in Louisville wrote:
We need more Amish. IT MIGHT HELP save us from the declining morals in the US.
Another case of someone standing up for what they believe.
I for one am all about personal rights but I was in Larue Co KY on XMAS and I grew up around Amish but they used a traffic sign on thier BUGGY. I almost hit a family becuase it was 4PM in December and their little buggy all black blended in with the road. It will take about 6 of those idiots being ran over then some mothers group will attack and get their dangerous asses off the roads. Do they even pay taxes if not why should they be on the roads. Stinky weirdos. Pretty much what the right winged would like to see again. They are some conflicted nutjobs.
Nameless

Rockfield, KY

#4 Jan 13, 2012
Real Life wrote:
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I for one am all about personal rights but I was in Larue Co KY on XMAS and I grew up around Amish but they used a traffic sign on thier BUGGY. I almost hit a family becuase it was 4PM in December and their little buggy all black blended in with the road. It will take about 6 of those idiots being ran over then some mothers group will attack and get their dangerous asses off the roads. Do they even pay taxes if not why should they be on the roads. Stinky weirdos. Pretty much what the right winged would like to see again. They are some conflicted nutjobs.
Conflicted nut jobs?.. Wow ...how old are you like 20? You obviously have no respect for any culture but your own. For gods sake don't ever leave KY or god forbid the US you may run into someone who believes differently than you do. Having been to almost 20 countries I've seen a lot. Very wealthy very poor, the Mennonites are very nice respectful people who choose to live the way they believe god intended and sacrifice today's modern conveniences for a simpler kind of life that I find charming. I have done business with them and been to their farms, sawmills, and general stores they may not have much, but they speak very respectfully are very honest and I've never heard any of them talk about people like you just did. Learn some respect.
As for them being allowed on the roads, the roads are owned by the government to be used by its citizens. The Amish in this generation were born here and that makes them citizens- and as for paying taxes... Have you looked at the percentage of the population that actually pays taxes (without getting all of it back at the end of the year on a refund.) it is very low. My guess is that you probably don't. So stay off our roads

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Jan 18, 2012
Many times I have seen other vehicles on the roads which were much more hazardous to traffic safety than the Amish buggies; those vehicles were not marked with orange reflective triangles.

Why doesn't the judge make everyone who has ever been fined for speeding, dui, or any other traffic violation place reflective triangles on their vehicles?

Maybe a law should be passed to require everyone who carries a cell phone in their vehicle to mount one of those huge orange triangles on it since there is a chance they will be distracted drivers posing a risk to other drivers.

I don't think a judge should have the right to force the Amish to place the reflective triangles on their buggies. No more so than a judge should have the right to single out persons that drive black colored vehicles, or compact size cars, to place the reflective triangles on theirs.

olha

Sikeston, MO

#6 Jan 31, 2012
getem yoder
cheetos

United States

#7 Dec 3, 2012
Honest Babe wrote:
Many times I have seen other vehicles on the roads which were much more hazardous to traffic safety than the Amish buggies; those vehicles were not marked with orange reflective triangles.
Why doesn't the judge make everyone who has ever been fined for speeding, dui, or any other traffic violation place reflective triangles on their vehicles?
Maybe a law should be passed to require everyone who carries a cell phone in their vehicle to mount one of those huge orange triangles on it since there is a chance they will be distracted drivers posing a risk to other drivers.
I don't think a judge should have the right to force the Amish to place the reflective triangles on their buggies. No more so than a judge should have the right to single out persons that drive black colored vehicles, or compact size cars, to place the reflective triangles on theirs.
Might I suggest that you go out on a major highway and do 10 miles an hour at dusk on the side of the road with no lights on? Of course it wouldnÂ’t be YOUR fault.btw, most Amish have cell phones too.
who cares

Glasgow, KY

#8 Jun 21, 2013
Nameless wrote:
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Conflicted nut jobs?.. Wow ...how old are you like 20? You obviously have no respect for any culture but your own. For gods sake don't ever leave KY or god forbid the US you may run into someone who believes differently than you do. Having been to almost 20 countries I've seen a lot. Very wealthy very poor, the Mennonites are very nice respectful people who choose to live the way they believe god intended and sacrifice today's modern conveniences for a simpler kind of life that I find charming. I have done business with them and been to their farms, sawmills, and general stores they may not have much, but they speak very respectfully are very honest and I've never heard any of them talk about people like you just did. Learn some respect.
As for them being allowed on the roads, the roads are owned by the government to be used by its citizens. The Amish in this generation were born here and that makes them citizens- and as for paying taxes... Have you looked at the percentage of the population that actually pays taxes (without getting all of it back at the end of the year on a refund.) it is very low. My guess is that you probably don't. So stay off our roads
anybody that drives a vehicle pays a tax the amish hide behind religion to keep from paying there share of taxes and if you think they are so great you should see them drunk driving down the road in there buggies

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