By granting the Amish special privileges on the basis of a falsified depiction of innocence and two-dimensionality, the US government mocks those aspects that are genuinely beautiful about Amish culture.
I found it ironic that this particular college professor said that education would not change religious women’s rights.
What is the point of keeping the world in check when you ignore your own citizens’ well-being?
The US Supreme Court admits that the decision in Wisconsin v. Yoder could be used in a way that deprives children of any opportunity to build a life outside the Amish Church.
William Ball, the lawyer defending the Amish, spouted several hyperboles during his arguments. For instance, he said that “Amish life is a garden of nurturing for children.”
If your son or daughter’s school released a statement declaring “We feel that if we give the child an education that allows ‘it’ to get a job and also be a good, moral person, we have done our duty as a good school”, wouldn’t that statement enrage you?