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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Another Pro-Trump Ad Aimed At The Amish

Recent AMISH PAC ad in Lancaster Farming magazine

The above is the latest attempt by a group calling itself the AmishPAC to get the normally non-political plain people of Lancaster County to vote for Donald Trump. Their spiritual ancestors, church leaders like Menno Simons and Jacob Amman, would surely have been appalled at this prospect.

While I'm not a fan of either party, I do object to the use of distortions and outright deceptions as found in this ad:

• Attacks on religious freedom would rise to a level never seen before in the U.S. 

• Taxes and regulation of farmers and business owners will continue to increase.

• More on demand abortion and more tiny babies will be sold for profit.

• The Supreme Court would gain three liberal judges, destroying the checks and balances that have protected our liberty.

The fact is that both liberal and conservative Supreme Court judges and legislators have been consistent supporters of religious liberty, issuing rulings that have directly protected the rights of minorities like the Amish--regarding education, social security and exemption from participating in Obamacare, for example. Also, as a matter of fact, the number of abortions has been steadily declining under both Republican and Democratic administrations over the past decades.


Here are two additional posts on the Amish Pac:
http://harvyoder.blogspot.com/2016/09/billboard-aimed-at-amish-claims-trump.html
and
http://harvyoder.blogspot.com/2016/09/more-on-trump-amish-pac-ad.html
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