Everyone has the right to be different. Whether you are a minority or a majority you still have the right to believe in whatever you want. Amish people get made fun of because they are different and don’t follow the same rules as ‘‘normal people.’’ In my opinion everyone is equal and everyone should be judged based on the content of their character not their association.
The Amish live a very different lifestyle than most people today. Amish reject technology in favor of a simpler lifestyle. The Amish are a group of people who follow the teachings of Jacob Ammann, a 17th-century citizen of Switzerland. Most of the Amish live in the United States. They follow simple customs and refuse to take oaths, vote, or perform military service. They shun modern technology and conveniences. Transportation for the Amish is by horse and buggy. They do not have electricity or telephones in their homes. The men usually carry beards and pants with buttons instead of zippers. The women wear white head coverings and plain dresses, usually without buttons. The Amish don’t go to a regular church but instead they invite people to their homes where the practice their religion in peace and grace. Amish beliefs play a major role in their desire to live separate from society. Some people may think that the Amish force their belief on their children and teenagers but they do have quite the freedom. When they turn sixteen, boys and girls are allowed to live free of the strict Amish codes of conduct until they decide whether or not they want to be baptized and join the Amish church. This period of time is called rumspringa which literally means ‘‘running around.’’ While the teenagers are testing the boundaries of their new freedom they have to decide whether they want to come back to the Amish living or not.
The Amish are very unusual and remarkable in my eyes. The Amish have human rights to be different. If people are allowed to walk around, drunk, wasted and half naked then