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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Katie Troyer

    I think both sides of the coin would have done differently, had they know what they do today. The beard cutters never expected to be reported by the Amish and arrested and sit in jail for nine months and then to face this trial…

  2. Wendy

    I’m with you on hate crimes. Why is it worse to be assaulted if I am, say, Hispanic, than if I’m Caucasian?

    On the other hand, is it really a good thing to have government define who is Amish and who is not? Shouldn’t the Amish themselves be the ones doing that?

  3. Diana H

    The whole situation is so sad and by taking this into the court system, who is
    going to do the defining? There are some different groups of Amish, so will
    some legislators be defining or will they turn to the Amish themselves? And
    suppose some aspect is overlooked in writing this definition, then some lawyer
    or prosecutor will jump on that omission at some future date? I think lawyers/
    legislators are becoming too self-important.

  4. Barbara Weber

    Maybe “they” as the, American Indians,do, have their own courts?.


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