English essay.docx - The Amish community is known for maintaining a simple way of life throughout time They have been able to achieve this by

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The Amish community is known for maintaining a simple way of life throughout time. They have been able to achieve this by maintaining good relationship with Americans outside of the community. Amish rarely become involve in scandal or polemic because their beliefs teach them to turn the other cheek when someone imposes harm on them. Turning the other cheek however makes them vulnerable and puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to defending themselves. So was the case when students at New Glarus High School in Wisconsin stopped attending school after eighth grade. The families were taken to court in which the case went to trial. GreenCounty court found them guilty and fined them five dollars. The case would have been left alone had it not been for the interest of Lutheran minister, Reverend William C. Lindholm. He founded the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom in order to provide the Amish with legal aid.With his help they were able to appeal the court’s ruling and take the case to the Supreme Court. The families believed that the education the children received after eighth grade was unnecessary. They also believed that home education on real life
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