Skip to comments.WILL AMISH VOTERS BE THE DECIDING FACTOR IN OH & PA?
Posted on 11/06/2012 2:04:24 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
When one considers groups of likely voters, the Amish probably arent the first cohort to come to mind. To begin, this highly-religious, often secluded community generally avoids heading to the polls. However, in a highly-contested election cycle, considering all thats at stake, theres a grassroots effort afoot to court these individuals in both Ohio and Pennsylvania (two, important swing states).
Considering the religious communitys isolation, the choice to engage the Amish may seem curious. But, considering that approximately 60,000 adherents reside in Pennsylvania and another 60,000 in Ohio, their votes, especially in a close race, are precious. And considering that the Amish tend, on the rare occasion they vote, to align with conservatives, courting this population could greatly benefit Republicans.
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The Amish, Mennonites, Bruderhoff, Hutterites, and other Anabaptist brethren hold to the doctrines of “non-resistance” and “non-participation”.
Jesus said, “Resist not evil.”
Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world.”
I thought the democrats owned 95% of the Amish vote.
It happened in 2004, could happen again.
Jesus also said to be in the world not of it. He also said the go and make disciples of all nations. I can’t see how hou can do that by locking your selves up in inward facing communities.
I know many Mennonites are quite conservative. I actually have a left wing Bro-in-law (Past Pres of NEA, hates guns,typical lib) who had his only Catholic daughter marry a Mennonite; entire family will be Repubs, I just luv it.
The Amish may not vote, but they will start riots!!!!
I forgot to add, “Just sayin’”.
You dpn’t need to convince me.
Obama took away their ability to sell fresh milk and vegetables stands. They are pissed, they will vote this time. Reports of buggies flowing in to vote have been reported.
Really? I fail to see in the bible where it says “Thou shall not have buttons” or “Thou shall restrict thyself to 19th century technology”. People look at them and think “If I have to give up electricity and indoor plumbing, there is no way I am going to be a Christian”. They seem to the world to be a dour and humorless people.
I am not saying that they are bad people, quite the opposite, but their methods are not biblical.
Hands offeth my milk, English!
They vote because they are prolife.
If memory serves me correctly, a lot of what they believe is derived from what their elders said.
But regardless of where they get their beliefs, if they can help us win, I’m all for them.
When I first moved here to PA, my husband took me to the Farm Show. I had never seen so many long denim skirts! I did see some Mennonites the other day at the Ryan rally.
Who cares. I’m all for any minority that pays their own bills and doesn’t look for a government handout. I’m also for freedom to live anyway you choose. Inner cities aren’t plagued with gangs of murderous, dope dealing, amish thugs so I gonna leave them alone.
****...have to give up electricity and indoor plumbing,****
A working companion told me of where he used to live. A large group of Amish bought up some houses in a suburb. Two days later, they all pulled out the commodes into the front yard and beat them to pieces with sledgehammers.
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