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The Amish of Somerset County, PA (25 Photos)

Comment #166750 by Dave Pavlik on 25.06.17, 12:54

Are you aware of any Amish roofing crews in Somerset County, PA who do residential asphalt roofing projects in Johnstown?

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166712 by Forest Hazel on 24.06.17, 17:25

Yep. I doubt he represents the Amish community in any real sense. He strikes me as someone who will do more harm than good.

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166711 by Forest Hazel on 24.06.17, 17:20

Agreed, Terry.

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166705 by Min. Terry Miller on 24.06.17, 13:30

The “Christian book” you refer to is the Holy Bible, the Word of the Living God, Holy Scripture, accepted by all branches of the Anabaptist movement, including Old Order Amish. Because of “what is written” is why this guy does not represent the Amish Church or the Amish People. All of this episode is very non-Amish.

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166692 by Trish on 24.06.17, 06:49

The Christian book tells you to avoid sorcery..man’s medicine..not our creators medicinal..everything bearing seed..so yes I see him as loving our CREATOR..man adds poison to all..come on sodium phosphate in everything on store shelves.which is paint thinner on Lowe’s shelves.called TSP…gov’t can’t patent creator made..only synthetic poison.which btw is killing all..ask yourself why govt don’t take these shots and medicinal and never will

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166691 by Trish on 24.06.17, 06:42

Not outrageous claims btw

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166690 by Trish on 24.06.17, 06:40

They did..no warrants

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166689 by Trish on 24.06.17, 06:39

What are you talking about..I’m not Amish..I stand by him and his family personally.be there on 30th..want to hear truth

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Controversies

Comment #166685 by Gerard Bane on 24.06.17, 04:24

I should like to have letter contact with Schwartzentruber Amish

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166677 by Kiki on 23.06.17, 22:25

If you want a great example of Amish values, just read the 2007 article entitled, “Letting Your Light Shine” and you will all get a glimpse into Amish values.

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166675 by OldKat on 23.06.17, 20:48

Walter Boomsma wrote: A primary consideration for those Amish inclined to vote might be “which candidate/party is most likely to leave me alone?”

This is basically what it comes down to for me as well. This and which candidate/party will do the LEAST damage to the system? and which candidate/party is MOST likely to stay within the confines of the Constitution?

Really this whole discussion can move outside the political spectrum into the rest of society. Yesterday I saw a story in the news that Harvard University, a fairly well known and established little center of higher education,(being facetious here) was rescinding acceptance for a small number of incoming freshmen that had previously been accepted. The reason? These individuals had posted comments in social media which others may find offensive. Really? I guess now we need to clarify that any individual in this country does NOT have a guaranteed “right” to NOT be offended.

Ideally, we all would conduct ourselves in a manner that others would not find offensive. We also all know somehow we will manage to cross that line at some time, or another, as we go about our daily lives. Besides, what Walter (for instance) may find offensive … I may not … and likewise the other way. It appears that some people go around LOOKING for reasons to be offended … IMHO.

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5 Ways An Amish Farm Co-Op Supplies 50+ Top D.C. Restaurants

Comment #166667 by AJ on 23.06.17, 17:13

I read previously that there are less Amish farmers than before, and that more are leaving to industry, service, and small business. I think that isn’t really true. Maybe as a percentage there are less Amish farming, but as a whole there are more Amish farming today than in the 1980s or 1950s.

The growth of the Amish population means that not all of them can become farmers, but many Amish, especially the more conservative ones are buying up farm land all over the place. They’re buying up farms in NY, Maine, Kentucky, etc. So they’re doing fairly well as farmers and growing as farmers.

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166661 by Michael on 23.06.17, 14:18

This kind of “representation” will of course make no legal difference in the case, and will have negative impact on public opinion if the Amish associated with Girod actually embrace this dubious character as any kind of spokesman.

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166644 by Walter Boomsma on 23.06.17, 04:26

While catching up on the comments, I found myself particularly enjoying the clarification that the constitution guarantees separation of church and state, not freedom from religion. (Too bad it doesn’t guarantee freedom from politics, eh?)

As other comments suggest, one value the Amish seem to have is an integration of religion into community–in a sense quite the opposite of separating church and state. Their communities and individual lives are ruled by their collective, agreed-upon beliefs. We seem to have quite the opposite approach–thinking that separation of church and state means any belief must be allowed. We therefore constantly struggle with trying to figure out ways to allow conflicting beliefs to exist, failing to understand that the absence of religion is, in itself, a religion. When we, for example, took the individual right to prayer out of schools, we actually supported the absence of religion.

The Amish aren’t particularly interested in forcing their belief system on others–they just want freedom to believe and practice as they see fit. Most “political” action in this country is designed to ensure that individual beliefs are not allowed–a reason they often end up in court in an attempt to protect their rights.

In summary, I don’t think a discussion of which political party or candidate appeals to the Amish is especially fruitful. The most accurate answer might well be, “Neither.” (Interesting that a lot of non-Amish folks are fed up with both parties.) A primary consideration for those Amish inclined to vote might be “which candidate/party is most likely to leave me alone?”

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166635 by OldKat on 22.06.17, 23:41

I am neither a Republican, nor a Democrat … though I was raised in a family that was, if not staunchly Democrat, it was at least consistently Democrat in their voting record.

I am also not particularly impressed with either party. Though I will, on rare occasion, find myself aligned with what the GOP CLAIMS to stand far. (Not that they ever DO what they say they are going to do once they get elected)

I can’t recall the last time that I found myself in agreement with anything the Democrats were promoting. Though, frankly, the Democrats DO have a better record of actually implementing their agenda once they are in power. Too bad it is all a rehash of the failed policies of the sort put in place by the Socialist Democrats in Europe. We can easily see what a disaster that has been.

I also was NOT happy to see Donald Trump get the GOP nomination, and was determined to be like most Amish purportedly are and just not VOTE. Then the thought of Hillary Clinton as President settled in on me and I held my nose and voted for Trump. So, while NOT thrilled with the Trump win … but was ECSTATIC over the Clinton loss.

Honestly, I expected absolutely nothing of him as President (about like I viewed his predecessor), but have been somewhat pleasantly surprised at the approach he has been taking. Even if he does have to fight the spineless cretins that dominate the GOP, to move forward with the agenda he ran on. He gets NO help from the career politicians that dwell in DC; not mentioning any names John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Gra … oh, never mind!

Anyway, I just don’t see a fit between the GOP and “the” Amish. Though, SOME Amish may be somewhat like me and distrust the alternative even more than they distrust the GOP. Who knows?

More of the same wasn’t all that appealing, in any case.

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166634 by OldKat on 22.06.17, 23:13

even if it was slightly modified. I posted it and it refreshed the page, but it was not there. So I made some slight clarifications and posted again, but this time they were BOTH there.

Interesting …

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166633 by OldKat on 22.06.17, 23:09

There is NO guarantee of “freedom FROM religion” in any shape form or fashion in the U.S. Constitution, nor has any court, liberal or otherwise, been able to invent it into law.

If you believe that it does; you should take the time to actually study it (the Constitution) Ain’t there … though I, too, used to believe that it was. Sorry to tell you, but no it is not.

BTW: The term “Separation of church and state” also does not appear in any shape, form or fashion of the U. S. Constitution. The Anti-establishment clause DOES though. Which says (roughly) that the U.S. government shall not create or adopt any specific “official” religion, or denomination, sect or other other sub-division as “The official U.S. religion”. I’m good with that. I don’t want to be forced to be a Catholic, or a Methodist, Hindu or Muslim for that matter.

Interestingly that term (S of C & S) DID appear in the so called constitution of the former Soviet Union. I am told that it also appeared in the “constitution” of Nazi Germany, though I am yet to find anyone that can prove to me that it actually did.

Hillsdale College has some great online resources for those whose basic understanding of how and why our government was crafted and constructed in the manner it was/is happens to be lacking. This is very beneficial if your education in the subject was all through our woefully inadequate public educational system.

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166630 by Oldkat on 22.06.17, 23:01

There is no guarantee of “freedom FROM religion” in any shape form or fashion in the U.S. Constitution, nor has any court, liberal or otherwise, been able to invent it into law.

If you believe that it does; you should take the time to actually study it (the Constitution) Ain’t there … though I, too, used to believe that it was. Sorry to tell you, but no it is not.

BTW: The term “Separation of church and state” also does not appear in any shape, form or fashion of the U. S. Constitution. The Anti-establishment clause does though. Which says (roughly) that the U.S. government shall not create or adopt any specific “official” religion, or denomination, sect or other other sub-division as “The official U.S. religion”.

Interestingly that term DID appear in the so called constitution of the former Soviet Union. I am told that it also appeared in the “constitution” of Nazi Germany, though I am yet to find anyone that can prove to me that it actually did.

Hillsdale College has some great online resources for those whose basic understanding of how and why our government was crafted and constructed in the manner it was/is happens to be lacking. This is very beneficial if your education in the subject was all through our woefully inadequate public educational system.

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166619 by Amish girl -Rebecca on 22.06.17, 14:09

Yes, I would say he needs to be punished. It sounds like another case of a man more in love with money than God. And, please, people, let’s realize that this man does in no way represent all Amish- in all communities. My guess is he got caught up in making money and did not think beyond that.Black salve and Chickweed salve both are very healing, but we should not make such untruthful, outrageous claims just to sell a product.

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What is an Amish funeral like?

Comment #166616 by PXL on 22.06.17, 12:07

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166601 by Mark -- Holmes Co. on 22.06.17, 06:15

I agree with what you said, Terry!

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Kentucky Amish

Comment #166586 by Al in Ky on 21.06.17, 21:00

I read in the June 14 edition of The Budget about a new Amish community that is developing. It is in Greenup, Kentucky, which is in the extreme northeastern part of Ky. on the Ky./Ohio border.
As of now, there should be four Amish families there. Two families moved there in Feb., one family in March, and one family in June. It seems like Amish from Columbia, Ky., are the ones beginning that community.

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Amish wood businesses: Furniture craftsmen, carpenters, sawmills and more

Comment #166582 by Kelly Gravely on 21.06.17, 18:21

I have two beautiful large black walnut trees that I would like taken down in Schererville, IN. Are you still looking or would know of someone interested??

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Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing

Comment #166580 by Lorelei on 21.06.17, 17:34

Who stormed the family with machine guns? The FDA is a government organization and if he refused them entry to inspect his premises, then did the FDA have the SWAT team come? Don’t get me wrong, I love the Amish people and their tenets but no one is above the law. In fact, they promise to uphold the laws of the land. He should have quite while he was ahead, rather than lead people down some primrose path that their tumors or cancer could be cured, and maybe even risk their making a dangerous decision to not seek professionals to treat them. That doesn’t sound very Christian to me.

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What are "Amish values"?

Comment #166574 by Wanderer on 21.06.17, 13:09

Wonderful & thoughtful comment.

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