Sunday, March 30, 2008


Found here

Unadulterated Amish expression is hard to come by. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


The Thursday presentation included a timeline of the Nickel Mines event, as
well as information regarding emergency medical response, criminal
investigation, handling the media, community concerns and lessons learned. The
workshop was developed for a law enforcement audience, and attendance was
restricted to include law enforcement officers and school administrators

Lessons learned?

Restricted audience?

Are we being a bit cautious about where and when we'll talk about about this?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hi de ho hi de hum

What's one more exemption?

Critics say Amish religious rights violated by upstate NY town

Sunday, March 2, 2008


found here

Can the Amish be libertarians?

On the surface, my beliefs are obviously different than theirs. However,
after reading about the Amish, I know that we both understand that relying on
government is a dangerous and spiritually undermining way to live. In fact, I
might even call the Amish libertarians.

I'll have to think about this one. Mostly because it could be a useful comparison.


From the Toledo Blade

One popular party site in Geauga County is hidden deep within the woods,
the dirt path barely visible from the road. Nearly half a mile into the woods,
an abandoned campfire site is littered with beer boxes and cans. Deputies once
came upon 200 buggies when they broke up a party there.When Lieutenant McCaffrey
does find a drinking party, he knows how to handle it.A few years ago, he was
called to an outdoor party of about 300 Amish revelers."I got on the radio and
said, `Find me a bishop, any bishop,'" Lieutenant McCaffrey recalls.With a
bishop by his side, Lieutenant McCaffrey approached the bonfire party.The crowd
got very quiet, turned off the music, and started speaking in German.

Is the State pushing religion onto these kids? From the perspective of the kids, has the State formed a special alliance with the Amish church? If so, does that alliance constitute promotion of a religion?

If the answer is yes, then WTF. If the answer is no, would it still be no if the Amish weren't a minority?


From the Tribune Democrat

EBENSBURG — An Amish schoolhouse in Barr Township has unpermitted outhouses that are illegally emptied onto farm fields, sewage enforcement officials

Whatever happened to "if you're in Rome, do as the Romans do"?