AMISH and buggy tail lights

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  1. Salty

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    Some time ago, I read an article where the Commonwealth of Penna, took the Amish to court over the fact that some refused to use tailights on their buggys :rolleyes: . Their reasoning was that they did not believe in bright lights.

    Does anyone have any kind of update on this?
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    Thanks, Salty :rolleyes:
     
  2. Gershom

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    I thought it was over those triangle shaped reflectors attatched to the rear of the buggy.
     
  3. Dale McNamee

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    Dear Gershom,

    You are correct in stating that the court case was over the large orange triangles being on the buggies.

    The compromise was to allow for the use of reflecting tape to define the buggy's outline for visibilty instead of the triangles,thus not offending the beliefs of that particular sect of the Amish and satisfying road safety requirements.

    The buggies of other Amish sects have battery powered headlights and taillights.

    In Christ,

    Dale
     
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    And yet being originally from PA, and Lancaster County being my wife and I's favorite place to visit, have seen with my own eyes, the Amish farmers pulling gasoline powered tillers with a horse! :eek: Buy a John Deere silly! Also, tobacco is one of their favorite cash crops. :confused:
     
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    This adds nothing to the conversation, but is Pennsylvia(SP) a commonwealth? I know Kentucky is and ther is one more, but it it Pennsylvia(SP)? I was thinking it was Maryland?
     
  6. Salty

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    Virginia is also a Commonwealth. But the real question is: what is the difference between a Commonwealth and a State? I do know know the answer. Hopefully someone else can fill us in.

    SALTY
     
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    1 archaic : COMMONWEAL 2
    2 : a nation, state, or other political unit: as a : one founded on law and united by compact or tacit agreement of the people for the common good b : one in which supreme authority is vested in the people c : REPUBLIC
    3 capitalized a : the English state from the death of Charles I in 1649 to the Restoration in 1660 b : PROTECTORATE 1b
    4 : a state of the U.S. -- used officially of Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
    5 capitalized : a federal union of constituent states -- used officially of Australia
    6 often capitalized : an association of self-governing autonomous states more or less loosely associated in a common allegiance (as to the British crown)
    7 often capitalized : a political unit having local autonomy but voluntarily united with the U.S. -- used officially of Puerto Rico and of the Northern Mariana Islands
     
  8. Salty

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    So why do those 4 political subdivisions call themselves commonwealths and not states?
     
  9. A_Christian

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    Commonwealth comes to us by way of having once been colonized by England and having once been under their rule. It's just a blast from the past and a proud connection to distant ritualism (we like the English connection).
     
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    Great...what was the original topic?
     
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    Amish buggies. Tell them to GET A CAR! I hate horse poop.
     
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    Now, if that is not an example of Total Depravity, I don't know what is.
     
  14. wopik

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    Lancaster county, PA is the best place to see lots of Amish folks, specially riding down Rt. 30 around Gap on Sundays. The area around Cross Keys has a lot too.
     

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