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.
It’s more common than not for Amish children, especially the oldest girl and boy, to be forced to be the second mother and second father. This is parentification, a form of child abuse.
When victims are able to speak out, they must be uplifted so that their voices can no longer be ignored by the Church. Then, instead of victims, they become survivors; and instead of martyrs, they become catalysts for change.
Welcome to Amish Cooking 101. Let this be your first Amish recipe secret from me: Never assume that the ingredient list, or the instructions for that matter, are complete.
Freedom is completely unattainable. The idea of the possibility of being free or having freedom is one of the biggest scams we’re sold as Americans or humans.
Out of all the children affected by Wisconsin v. Yoder, only one, Frieda Yoder, testified. In her testimony, she was only asked if her religion was the reason she did not go to school––not if she wanted to go to school despite her religion, or any question pertaining to her own wishes for her future.