Today I'll be answering another question from the ones I received back in April.
Given the current political unrest, how much attention do the Amish pay to the election, and to government in general?
I generally shy away from the topic of politics here on my blog, but decided I'll address this question.
This can't be answered in a one size fits all type of way. In some communities the Amish are blissfully unaware of what's going on, and may only have a vague idea who our current president is, a name they might have heard in passing, but it meant nothing to them.
For those, they pay no attention to the elections or to government in general. All they want is to be left alone to live their life as they believe they were called to.
For some others, they will subscribe to a daily newspaper to stay aware of everything that is going on. They will pay a lot of attention to the candidates running for election, and will make sure they vote.
Then there are a lot that fall somewhere in between. They have a general idea what's going on, but believe since they are not a part of this world, they will let the world take care of all things government, while they focus on a kingdom not of this world.