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Freedom and Democracy Absolutely Fail Children in the US – Children are human beings, not property owned by adults who gave birth to them. We need a movement that acknowledges and enforces the Constitutional rights of Amish and other children, such as Ultra-Orthodox Jewish, fundamentalist Christian, Jehovah’s Witness, and Native/Indigenous.

Freedom and Democracy Absolutely Fail Children in the US
– Children are human beings, not property owned by adults who gave birth to them. We need a movement that acknowledges and enforces the Constitutional rights of Amish and other children, such as Ultra-Orthodox Jewish, fundamentalist Christian, Jehovah’s Witness, and Native/Indigenous.

Children are human beings, not property owned by adults who gave birth to them. We need a movement that acknowledges and enforces the Constitutional rights of Amish and other children, such as Ultra-Orthodox Jewish, fundamentalist Christian, Jehovah’s Witness, and Native/Indigenous.

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This Is What Happens When Religion Outweighs Children’s Rights

This Is What Happens When Religion Outweighs Children’s Rights

For the Amish, the 1972 US Supreme Court case Wisconsin v. Yoder disputes were about retaining the ability to force a child to work for free and to keep the child ignorant of their rights as a US citizen. Making it about religion was a convenient cover. But for the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom, a non-Amish special interest group that hired the attorneys and paid the legal bills for the Amish, Yoder was about using the Amish as a guinea pig to see how far they could push religious freedom provisions for the benefit of the Committee’s non-Amish purposes.

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This Devastating Lawsuit Destroys Your Right to Learn

This Devastating Lawsuit Destroys Your Right to Learn

The 1972 US Supreme Court case Wisconsin v. Yoder is hailed as a landmark victory for religious liberty. But it actually strips children of their Constitutional rights, in the name of religious freedom for adults. Among other things, the right to not educate enables child abuse among the Amish. Here’s my response to the crisis (and how you can help).

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Real Amish Podcast

These are the facts about us.

We’re taking back our story from so-called experts on the Amish who aren’t Amish and haven’t bothered to learn our language.

We’re still Amish, even if we don’t practice the religion.