Thursday, September 15, 2011
Amish 4 Life
Eight Amish men in Kentucky were recently jailed for refusing to attach orange reflective triangles to their buggies.
It's true. Here are their mugshots:
The men, from the hardcore Old Order Swartzentruber Amish -- that's O.G., yo -- don't have a problem with reflectors. Their problem is with the color orange.
It seems the OOSA think that the color orange is too garish. They agreed to use gray reflective tape, but the state said they gray tape wasn't visible enough during the day.
Um... what? Listen, if you don't see a horse and buggy on the side of the road during the day, is an orange triangle really going to help? Maybe the problem isn't the Amish, but Kentucky drivers?
But that's not even my biggest problem with this. The Amish, when arrested, were issued the typical prison jumpsuits. But instead of the usual orange jumpsuits, they were issued jumpsuits that had been dyed gray.
So... the state agrees that they shouldn't be forced to wear orange?