15 responses to Do Amish vote?
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    arthur kinney
    Comment on Get the Amish to the Polls (January 31st, 2012 at 22:18)

    Get the Amish to the Polls

    With the ever intruding central Government. I believe it to be in the Amish’s best interest to get out and vote for Ron Paul. No other candidate will protect their constitutional freedoms. No more masked men with guns raiding family dairy farms.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Do Amish vote? (September 11th, 2012 at 12:22)

    I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

    I guess Amish know the truth of the matter — prayers count more in the end than votes.

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    Lester Mast
    Comment on Amish Voting (September 11th, 2012 at 12:49)

    Amish Voting

    I have a problem with Amish voting since they believe in non resistence, (which I don’t have a problem with)voting in the very system you refuse to defend is not right.

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      Comment on Response to Lester (September 28th, 2012 at 13:09)

      Response to Lester

      Lester Mast – – – it sounds like you’re saying you’d like to deny American citizens their right to vote based on their religion?

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    Chris Beiler
    Comment on Amish do Vote (November 11th, 2014 at 03:31)

    Amish do Vote

    When the polls open around Lancaster County, PA area, Many Amish are seen to vote. I remember my father voting in the 40s would always vote Republican. He was usually taken to the voting site by an “English” friend who also was active in the precinct to “Get Out The Vote”. No longer Amish, I have always maintained a conservative approach to politics and became pro-active in the voting process within my precinct of residence by being elected as a precinct office holder and state delegate to the SC State Republican Convention.

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    Comment on response to Lester Mast (November 23rd, 2014 at 08:54)

    response to Lester Mast

    As a soldier of 22 yrs, I feel the same way about the cowards who support wars, but have a boatload of weak excuses for not joining the military to defend their country.

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    Comment on something to say (March 28th, 2015 at 03:52)

    something to say

    I concur that Amish shouldn’t participate in voting and yes for their religious beliefs.

    You can’t be a true man or woman of Christ who believes in Christ words advocating NONviolence and vote whatsoever in an organization which uses violence to enforce it’s laws, as well as fight in wars promoting its country’s pride- which is contradicting to Glassenheit- “humility”- no offense to any military subjects which have the right to choose what they believe.
    In all honesty, people shouldn’t be forced to vote either or be looked down because they don’t choose to.

    Some people serve higher laws- God’s laws- and are at constant struggle to live accordingly, when patriotic or judgmental people who do not allow them to do so, promote punishment for people of peace who have no exemption from the worldly law.

    A day when a government can operate through peace in all things is when voting won’t be shunned by any living being (Unless you just don’t want peace), but by then who’d need to vote?

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      Comment on Jesus was not a pacifist (October 3rd, 2016 at 19:15)

      Jesus was not a pacifist

      I believe that Jeaus does love us all and is the one true way to salvation. I do not subscribe that he was a pacifist. He boldly drove the money changers from the church! He was a soldier! The Amish have every right to vote whether they fight or not….

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        Anna Herring
        Comment on Was Jesus a pacifist (October 27th, 2016 at 15:28)

        Was Jesus a pacifist

        When he sent the disciples out one time he told them to take their swords , another he said to leave them behind. On the last night he told them one was enough. Obvious to me, Jesus believed in their protecting themselves, and likely each other.

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          Comment on Do Amish vote? (October 27th, 2016 at 15:50)

          Matthew 5:38-39 comes to mind….

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    Dan goad
    Comment on People in military (April 2nd, 2015 at 11:08)

    People in military

    I spent 23yrs in military I feel if you’re heart isn’t in to the military then you will bring the moral of the rest of the soldiers down these journalists that never served has no business of haveing a optioning on rather burg fall should have been traded do 5 terrorists I am not taking up for him but there is always reasoning for action we could be watching those 5 terrorist for intelligence we do not leave any body behind

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      Comment on Do Amish vote? (April 6th, 2015 at 09:16)

      Hello Dan! Trying to understand your actual text….., how could anyone bring the rest of a military man moral down if he is fully fixed on being a military man? And if there is room for any persuasion, I wouldn’t this imply that that particular soldier may need to reevaluate? Obviously, they are in an internal conflict and to some magnitude are actually inviting themselves to other options.

      I agree journalist should no power of persuasion when they aren’t militaryman, just as I feel that people who are solely businessman and councilman shouldn’t have a say in combat if they’ve never combated and are not combaters; as well as, I feel lawmakers should refrain from making laws who have never been through the things which they make laws of- and finally, people should not be judges of an man, woman or child who simply is not going through what that man, woman or child is or is going through. However, this has been the way of the world- the heel over head and everyone wants to justify or moreless defend what they do to be right, instead of clearly seeing and knowing the wrong and putting an end to it. And with no offense, we all have opinions… I do not know of the terrorist news you speak of, I am not versed in global news; however, the judgment in this country, as well others that people hold is absolutely not being resolved when we are constantly worried about life in ways which never bring and promote life.
      Where there is no love, there is hate and where there is violence there is no peace. Love conquerors and forgives all and it is best exhibited thru nonviolence towards one another let alone ourselves. If we are going to object anything- I believe we ought to object it peacefully, with assertiveness and with love guiding us to the righteousness. I am not suggesting that soldiers are undone, just the government’s which make soldiers of God ungodly men. The moral of that type of soldier will never be put down.

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    Terry Hampson
    Comment on Voting (March 8th, 2016 at 07:52)


    As I understand it – thousands of Amish, with only an 8th grade education could conceivably choose the president of the United States by deciding to vote for the candidate their leaders support?

    Wow – you don’t have to follow the laws, don’t have to defend the country, but can help choose our political leaders! How is that still a thing?

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      Carolyn M
      Comment on Education is overrated today!!! (November 27th, 2016 at 17:13)

      Education is overrated today!!!

      I am educated but believe some of the most educated people have the least amount of common sense. I worked at a University for many years and at one point with the gifted. They are brilliant, but when it comes to social issues, they are lacking much. And another argument; just look at all these college kids who cannot accept that they lost the election and are missing classes and claim to be “traumatized” by the outcome. While they are learned, they don’t have a clue about the world. Which leads to another issue that I won’t start; parenting!

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    Comment on Amish voting (October 19th, 2016 at 14:43)

    Amish voting

    So its not okay for peace-loving, God-fearing, law-abiding individuals to vote because of their beliefs. Just because someone doesn’t like wars or doesn’t wish to be in the military doesn’t preclude their right to vote. Basically what you are saying is that the only people that should be allowed to vote are people that have been in the military…that is not democracy. Of course…it sure would make it a lot easier for the Republicans to stay in office!

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