In the community I grew up, the Amish were very concerned that we live as holy as possible. We were the salt of the earth and the fate of the world was depending on us.
The ministers and a lot of older people were concerned how so many Amish communities weren't being true to Jakob Ammann's vision when he started the Amish church. They'd shake their heads sadly and say "Once the salt has lost its savor, the end will come quickly." Apparently a lot of Amish churches were no longer salty enough. To make up for other communities backsliding or drifting they seemed to be constantly imposing more rules on us to ensure we could still be considered the salt of the earth.