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September 14th, 2011
08:52 PM ET

Amish men jailed over refusal to use orange safety triangle on buggies

By Kim Hutcherson, CNN

(CNN) - A group of Kentucky Amish men would prefer to do jail time rather than violate their religious beliefs, which they say forbids the placement of bright orange safety triangles on the backs of their buggies.

The orange triangles are required on all slow-moving vehicles, according to Kentucky state law.

Nine men in the western part of the state have refused to use them. They belong to the Old Order Swartzentruber Amish.

According to court documents, this sect follows a strict code of conduct, called Ordnung, which "regulates everything from hairstyle and dress to education and transportation." They believe that displays of "loud" colors should be avoided, along with the use of "worldly symbols." Swartzentruber Amish believe such symbols indicate the user no longer trusts fully in God.

The Swartzentruber Amish use reflective tape, but refuse to use the orange triangle.

After the appeal of their 2008 conviction was denied, Menno Zook, Danny Byler, Mose Yoder, Levi Hotetler, David Zook and Eli Zook refused to pay the small fines associated with their conviction. All six are currently serving sentences ranging from three to 10 days in the Graves County Jail, according to the jail's website.

Two other men, Jacob Gingerich and Emanuel Yoder, have already served their sentences and been released, the website says.

The men are "very polite, respectful, everything you would expect," said Graves County Chief Deputy Tim Warren. He said the men dressed up in their "Sunday best" to report for their jail sentences. The men are not forced to wear the orange county jail uniforms, Warren said. They are allowed to wear uniforms that are dyed a dark gray, but they are not allowed to wear their own clothes.

A ninth man, Levi Zook, had his fine paid by John Via, a Graves County resident who has close ties among the Amish community.

Via said he paid the fine because Levi Zook has a son with cerebral palsy. "The Lord just put it on me," Via said. "It was bothering me too much. I know the problems in that area."

Via says there is another problem with the orange triangle for the Swartzentruber Amish. The triangle is a symbol of the Holy Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. Swartzentruber Amish believe in the unity of God, says Via, which motivates their refusal to use the symbol, in addition to the other reasons.

In their appeal, the men argued not only that Kentucky law violated their freedom of religious expression, but that the law has been selectively applied against the Swartzentruber Amish.

It is an assessment with which Via and his wife agree. Both questioned why the men were not allowed to wear their "plain" Amish clothes in jail when other arrested people were allowed to wear their own clothing. "People around here feel sorry for them," said Via's wife, Dolores.

Via points out that the Swartzentruber Amish use a high-quality reflective tape on their buggies, along with lanterns and red reflector lights. They are trying to comply with the law, Via said, without violating their religious beliefs.

But he says the men - some of whom are elders and deacons in their church - see this as a battle over religious expression. "They don't want the fines paid," Via said. "They want to serve their sentences."

And the story may not end when those sentences are served. Via says the Swartzentruber Amish could take their grievances over Kentucky's safety triangle laws to the federal level. "The Swartzentruber Amish are the most strict order," he said. "They will not do certain things. And they will not use that triangle."

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Amish • Crime • Kentucky

soundoff (1,221 Responses)
  1. Thegorgatron

    It should be noted that they were put in jail not for having lack of said triangle, they were ordered to pay a fine by legal authority in that county. They ended up in jail because they refused to pay said fine.

    If any of us, anyone in the country, is ordered to do something by a court or the police and we outright refuse to what will happen to us? In many cases that is jail, and that law should apply to everyone equally.

    I believe the local authorities should respect their religious beliefs and work with the sect in question to come up with some form of safety device that everyone can live with and that will help everyone on the road stay safe. I, however, do not feel bad for them for having ended up in jail, that's what happens when you purposefully disobey the court of the land.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:24 am |
  2. Chucko

    At 4:30 in the morning they're milking cows. Jedediah feeds the chickens, and Jacob plows – fool!

    September 15, 2011 at 10:24 am |
    • Frank Garrett

      Even Ezekial thinks that my mind is gone.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:28 am |
    • BigB

      I'm a man of the land, I'm into discipline, got Bible in my hand and a beard on my chin!

      September 15, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  3. Ralf The Dog

    If nothing else, they should ask to use a different shape. If they don't want to draw attention to themselves, why do they dress goth?

    September 15, 2011 at 10:22 am |
    • Bec215

      Their clothes are not goth, and they are not trying to draw attention to themselves – it's the opposite... WE put attention on THEM though they do not want it. They want to be left alone. They don't harm anyone or bother anyone.

      Their clothes are essentially unchanged since the German immigrants came to the US in the 1800's – their clothes and hats are traditional to that time. Their clothes are plain specifically to avoid style or fashion, as clothing is supposed to be strictly functional and not used as a sign of wealth or to draw attention to the individual. They are a collective culture that values the group over the individual.

      And I have no idea why you think they're "goth" -just because their pants, hats, and coats are generally black. Being goth has nothing to do with wearing simple clothes without jewelry or other adornment in muted colors of blue, white, pink, yellow, etc. as the Amish wear.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:31 am |
    • Matilda

      Maybe circles? Circles must be ok. Their wheels are round. And they wear blue. So that must be ok too? So how about blue reflective circles? Or would that look like they are impersonating a cop?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  4. hippypoet

    i fail to understand how you can hit something on a dark, non lite, country, turnie, hillie road with your lights on???? should you as the driver be driving at a speed that won't get you killed anyway? The way the road is dicates to the driver the top speed in the best of conditions, and your driving knowing others are on this road... who is really at fault here?

    September 15, 2011 at 10:22 am |
    • Ralf The Dog

      Why make civilized people drive at an unimaginatively slow speed. Using government owned roads is not a right, it is a privilege granted to those who follow the rules.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:24 am |
    • Sun

      @hippy

      The drunken driver, the texting driver.

      Yeah right by not having a triangle it is a safety hazard??? that is the most absurd statement,

      Work with the Amish and come to a compromise on using a symbol that is not offensive to their belief.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:27 am |
    • hippypoet

      so ralph, what your saying is that because you have the privilege to use this road, you will drive at the highest, fastest allowed speed you can no matter what else may be on the road with you? i hope you hit a moose, then i hope a buggy comes by and offers you a hand, with the words – how did you not see that moose...its 7 feet tall, and just standing there... will your answer be the speed limit was 50 so i was driving at 50? you have the power to drive slow and keep others safer by doing so... as you said driving is a privilege, learn to drive!

      September 15, 2011 at 10:27 am |
    • hippypoet

      omg, what the fu** is wrong with you people?? SUN really??? your going to argue that as privileged drivers and followers of the law of the road... the drunks and texters are the ones in danger????? wow... i am blown away by this stupidity.... how about the cop arrest the drunk, and then go after the person who texts others while driving thru stop signs!

      September 15, 2011 at 10:30 am |
    • Ralf The Dog

      If a bunch of deranged monsters (and yes, if they are trying to slow us down, thus drag are quality of life down to theirs, they are monsters) are not willing to follow the rules, they need to pay the price. I will not let people like them destroy my life.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  5. humtake

    Sorry, but religion has to bend in order to work with society, not the other way around. We've already discovered in history that governing by religion does not work. So, society must adhere to laws that allow everyone to coexist. The government has found a need to put a symbol on vehicles that go too slow in order to avoid problems that have hurt people in the past. The religious people need to conform to these rules in order for society to move past problems we've come across.

    By not conforming, these people are refusing everyone's right to the pursuit of happiness (because slow moving vehicles can cause accidents and deaths, especially in places not well-lit and with poor road conditions). America is not telling them they cannot be Amish, so no one is refusing their 1st amendment right. They are the ones refusing to follow safety concerns, so they should be put in jail.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:20 am |
    • Bec215

      It's sad how many of the commenters here are so disturbed by these people who don't take your jobs or break into your home s or steal your possessions or force you do go to a church you don't want to, that you wish them ill, to die, or to see them jailed.

      You have the freedom to speak your mind, I'm just sad that this is what your mind thinks... Your lack of compassion and worldly perspective is the real travesty here. If they dressed in Hipster clothes and had iPhones, we'd be lauding them for their social and environmentally-responsible lifestyle.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:39 am |
    • MarkinFL

      Nope, simply asking them to follow the safety rules as applied to everyone on those roads. Their belief does not trump the safety of others. That is all it is about.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  6. Peace

    This is all about a reflective tape not being acceptable.

    Let us be tolerant of other beliefs not dictate what we think is right. Am sure the Amish will be willing to accept something that is not offensive to their belief.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • MarkinFL

      Frankly, if reflective tape can be shown to be equally distinctive then I do not see a problem with making an accommodation. If they are so put out about the triangle shape, give them another shape option. We just traditionally use a triangle for warnings, there is nothing inherently safer about the shape. Is there another less garish color that is still attention catching enough. Perhaps the lime-yellow we see on some fire trucks? Anyway, why not try to work out a compromise that can satisfy the safety requirements and their beliefs.
      Of course, reality is that the burden of safety is on the Amish since they insist on using vehicles that are not compatible with our modern transportation system.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  7. mark

    these men are in the right, the govt is in the wrong. big brother is too pervasive, trying to regulate every aspect of our daily lives. the problem isn't the slow moving vehicle on the country road, it's the idiot driving 75 mph in a 35 zone that is the problem.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • Ralf The Dog

      If you use public roads, you will use government approved equipment. If you chose not to use public roads, you can drive anything you want.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • Jim

      How is trying to keep people safe which is obviously what that law does equal something that is wrong?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • mark

      Jim – in answer to your question – what if the govt performed a study and realized "we could decrease traffic fatalities by 95% if we lowered the speed limit to 10 mph"? Over 40,000 lives could be saved each year. Over 200,000 people would not suffer "permanent injury" every year. Now, if the government passed this law, in the interest of "keeping everyone safe", would you support it?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:24 am |
    • guest

      No, these buggies are dangerous when you're going 55 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Obviously, most Amish live in the country. Many country roads are narrow, rolling, windy and dangerous. As someone who lives around Amish, I can attest that it's commonplace to come around a corner or over the crest of a hill to find yourself almost rear ending a horse and buggy, fulling occupying the traffic lane, and going 5MPH.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:28 am |
    • rkay

      Liberty, not laws: They have a sign that warns motorists that a deaf child is in the area. They have a sign warning motorists to watch for deer. Just make a sign for the Amish buggies.

      Motorist + buggy accident = treated the same as a motorist hitting a deer.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:28 am |
    • Ralf The Dog

      Mark, the government paid for the roads, the government built the roads. If you do not wish to follow any rules the government creates for the roads, pay the price or stay off the roads.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:29 am |
    • MarkinFL

      Mark, you cannot compare an orange triangle on the back of slow moving vehicles to effectively shutting down the entire system. Unless of course you just want to make pointless comments.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:29 am |
    • Andy

      Just for the record, I live in the country on a road thats 55mph and the buggies have been hit before. The Amish around here have adapted and use the required precautions, which has done wonders saving theirs, their families, their horses, and other motorists in the area. In any sane religion, I think that saving lives is always admirable.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:29 am |
    • Andy

      @marks reply to Jim.... Im sure it would save lives if we all drove at 10mph. In the fast pace economy that you live in, you wouldnt get the food that you buy from the shelves if all of us drove at 10mph. Be realistic man.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:33 am |
    • Vesstair

      If they want to use their buggies on their own land and/or their own roads, they're totally free to never touch a safety triangle. Since they're using public (Government) roads, they have to follow government regulations for safety.

      I actually remember seeing pictures of Amish buggies with SQUARE orange, reflective safety things. I fully expect that if they used those, nobody would give them any trouble (and it seems like a reasonable compromise- as far as I can tell, their objection to the triangle is religious, their objection to loud colors is cultural/traditional).

      September 15, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  8. lisa

    The stupid things some people will prosecute others for!

    September 15, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • Jim

      It isn't stupid. Slow moving vehicles need to have the correct appearance in order to not be a hazard to the rest of the road.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • Peace

      @lisa

      Can't there be a compromise on using some other symbol other than a triangle?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  9. hippypoet

    Marcus

    Hippypoet, you've never driven at night have you, and it's obvious you've never run up behind their black buggies on a black night on a rual road traveling at 50mph

    an idiot traveling this fast on a road known to have Amish traveling on it as well....good arguement, wish i thought of that. or one could try drving the speed thats approiate to each road and its other drivers... but thats another law we need not discuss for it only makes you seem like a moron. weather you are or not, lets just wait till you hit some Amish going 50.

    stupid people should remain silent untill spoken to.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:11 am |
    • Luis Wu

      "Never argue with an idiot, he'll pull you down to his level and beat you with experience." – Will Rogers.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • Ralf The Dog

      "Think of it as Evolution in action",

      Larry Niven.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • MarkinFL

      Hippypoet, the only reason its dangerous is due to the occasional slow buggy that could merely display a bright reflective triangle to reduce that danger significantly. Most Amish do this and it saves lives.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:33 am |
  10. Matilda

    The law is the law. Period. If your religion forbids you to obey the laws of this land, find another land or pay the price. If they want to put their own lives at risk, so be it. But their buggies do get hit frequently often injuring other motorists and killing their horses. (Or injuring the horses thus providing them a earlier ticket to slaughter)

    September 15, 2011 at 10:09 am |
    • mark

      "the law is the law" is about the stupidest argument anyone could possibly make. if a law is unjust, it SHOULD be fought. it SHOULD be thrown out.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:20 am |
    • Luis Wu

      Mark, I agree but as long as the law stands, it should be obeyed. By EVERYONE. If people think the law is unjust, yes, by all means, work to get it changed. But until it's changed, it's the law. The law is for EVERYONE. There are no exceptions for anyone.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:24 am |
    • Matilda

      Unjust? Look up a few images of Amish buggy accidents and statistics. Talk to some first responders in Amish country about the horrific scenes they have to mop up. A solid black buggy on a highway at night is no match for a car going 50. The purpose of the law is to keep innocent people from getting hurt. Perhaps if we all drove buggies, there wouldn’t be a need for the law.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:34 am |
    • MarkinFL

      Luis, while I agree with Matilda about this particular law being just. An unjust law does NOT need to be followed. Civil disobedience is sometimes the only method available to fight a law. Of course you have to be willing to go to jail. Breaking a law is sometimes the right thing to do. In this case, I doubt it though.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  11. Emmett O'Riley

    It never ceases to amaze me how stupid and ignorant people are in this country. Put down the remote, get off the couch and try to learn something about other cultures besides pop culture. The Amish are fine people who will stand up for their beliefs even if it means spending some time in jail. How many of you are willing to do that? The grammar and spelling in many of these posts are an indicator of just how uneducated and ignorant some of you are.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:09 am |
    • Jim

      We are ignorant? With all due respect, anyone who believes that their god is offended by a bright orange triangle is ignorant.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • Luis Wu

      If you don't obey the laws of the land, then you deserve whatever punishment is called for. There are no exeptions for other religions, so why would they expect one for theirs? If their skygod sends them to hell for an orange triangle then I don't have much respect for him either.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • Peace

      @Emmett-

      Right On!!!!!

      September 15, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • AceRyder

      So, trying to protect the Amish, their animals, and other drivers on the road is ignorant and requires getting off the couch? Sorry, I think that this argument should be turned against YOU. What if their religion forbade paying for Snickers – could they just steal them as they see fit? It's not unreasonable to ask someone driving a carriage on a public roadway at night to have somethign affixed to the carriage which allows motor driven vehicles going and WAY faster speeds to see them.

      What's unreasonable about that?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • Tricia

      Finally.....a voice of reason!!!! I'm right there with you! These are real, honest and "good" people....wake up everyone...we live in a world of hate and sin. Personally...I am jealous of their lifestyle and spiritual devotion. Time to shut off the computer and do something that will make a difference. Good luck to all of you.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:18 am |
    • Jim

      Tricia, the people that drive in areas with these non-reflective law breakers are good people as well. Should we be blind to their un-reflective law breaking buggies just because they choose to abuse their religion as an excuse to be blind to the law?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:24 am |
    • Lee

      Emmett – I totally agree with you. Unfortunately, there are some that will never get your point (as indicated in a few of the replies to your post) because they refuse to tolerate anyone who is not exactly like them.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:24 am |
    • Lee

      Oh my, Jim. I will say this one more time and then I need to leave this board – I believe it's bad for my health! The buggies are NOT non-reflective. They put different colored/shaped reflectors on their buggies!

      September 15, 2011 at 10:28 am |
    • Jim

      Lee- We do tolerate them. We do not tolerate people who choose to break the law. Especially one that is so obviously not geared in the favor of one religion or the other. Its common sense. Religion is not an excuse to break the law of the road. Its a privilege to use them, not a right.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:30 am |
    • Dummish

      "We are ignorant? With all due respect, anyone who believes that their god is offended by a bright orange triangle is ignorant."

      Haha! This is exactly what I was thinking!

      If you let stupid, fairy-tale beliefs stand in the way of common sense and reason then frankly you deserve to be wiped from the gene pool.

      Religious people make me think that evolution really didn't happen. At least in their families anyhow hahaha!

      September 15, 2011 at 10:31 am |
    • Jim

      Lee- The orange triangle is the universal symbol our society has used for a larger slow moving vehicle. Anything else increases the chance for someone not to recognize what it is in front of them and causes a hazard on the road. Simple.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:48 am |
  12. BrainMush

    Make sense old fashion dudes follow cesar's law and thou shall be exalted. sect of man's understanding.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:06 am |
  13. DDL

    When we become less tolerant of other religions and their customs, then maybe you can get all fired up over the Amish. I personally feel my safety is compromised by the muslim burka's. You have no idea whether it is a man or woman when they are clothed head to toe. The Amish are using highly reflective tape. They are not trying hide anything and have been living a very simple life style in this country for a very long time. As for not paying taxes or SSN, they do not accept it either. The community takes care of itself.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:06 am |
    • Jim

      I disagree with your muslim thing as I have had more trouble telling if one is man or woman among people wearing non-muslim clothing.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:10 am |
    • Peace

      @DDL-Agree with you 100%

      September 15, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • Ralf The Dog

      There is a difference between a persons clothing and safety equipment on a moving vehicle. You can dress however you want, (as long as you are not in jail), however, if you use the roads, you must use equipment approved by the State Department of safety (Or whatever they call it in your state.).

      September 15, 2011 at 10:15 am |
    • Luis Wu

      Hey, I believe in the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster, so I have to run around naked with my head covered in spaghetti as part of my religion. So don't arrest me for it, it's my religion.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • Ralf The Dog

      Luis, glad to see another Niven fan on the board.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:18 am |
    • AceRyder

      Reflective tape is not as good as a big orange triangle. Maybe you should be allowed to drive without headlights at night if you have better than average night vision?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • Luis Wu

      Thanks Ralph, you're only the 2nd person that's recognized the name in the year I've been using it.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:26 am |
    • William Demuth

      DDL

      So you are saying we need to put orange triangles on Muslim women?

      How about tattoos on the Jews while we are at it?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  14. Jim

    Worldly symbols? What world are they from? Idiots. Let em die.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:05 am |
    • Blake Hart

      Your closed mindedness is disturbing. They aren't trying to force anyone else to follow their beliefs, they simply ask for the ability to do as their conscious leads them. They don't even want you to agree.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • MarkinFL

      They just want you to be responsible for seeing them in the dark without bright orange reflectors.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  15. trixen

    I guess I'll never understand some of the things people do in the name of religion.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:05 am |
  16. jt

    Good now they need to be jailed for running puppy mills

    September 15, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  17. Luis Wu

    Sorry, I have not respect for people who choose to live in the past, basing their lifestyles on ancient mythology. This is the 21st century, get used to it, deal with it. If you want to revert to a primitive lifestyle because you think an invisible, supernatural skyman wants you too, then that's your business but stay off the highways with your archaic buggys unless you put the big bright warning triangle on them. Otherwise, rot in jail.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:03 am |
    • Jim

      I respect them as long as they respect the common laws of the land. If the god of theirs is real and actually cares about an orange triangle on the back of a buggy then their god sucks.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:07 am |
    • Tricia

      Seriously? Did you actually just say that? Wow...you are the one who needs to get a clue. I will pray for you.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • Jim

      Yes Tricia, we did say that. Its obviously posted isn't it?

      September 15, 2011 at 10:15 am |
    • Luis Wu

      Hey, I believe in the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster. I'm required by my religion to run around naked, my head covered with spaghetti, proclaiming his greatness. So don't arrest me for it, it's my religion.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • buckyroh

      Thanks for your lesson in intolerance. Your "enlightenment" is reassurance for those of us in the dark.

      September 15, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  18. Aurora

    I would gladly pay their fines for them, provided that they do whatever they can to be safe.

    My beliefs aren't anything like the Amish, but I respect our differences.

    Care, help, compassion – not derision...

    September 15, 2011 at 10:03 am |
    • Luis Wu

      That's the problem, they're not being safe. They're driving their buggys at about 5mph on a highway where the speed limit is 50mph. Yet they don't want to put big orange stickers on the back so people can see them well at night. Their buggys are black. Can you imagine driving late at night and suddenly rounding a corner at 50mph and right in front of you is the dark, black buggy going 5mph? Sorry, I have not sympathy for stupidity. If they get killed, it's evolution in action. I would feel sorry for the horse though.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:30 am |
    • William Demuth

      Aurora

      Would you pay my speeding fines?

      Allah says I can't drive 55

      September 15, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  19. mejazzbo

    Probably the only vehicles these geezer lawmen in Kentucky can catch.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:00 am |
    • Luis Wu

      LOL! Good one.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:04 am |
  20. jennifer

    I reread the article adter reading so many somments that they are putting others at risk for not using the orange triangle, but they are using reflective tape. So it isn't like you are going to be driving down the road at 55 mph and out of nowhere this buggie jumps out in front of you. I'm okay with them using the tape instead of the triangle, you can probably see it better anyway.

    September 15, 2011 at 9:59 am |
    • jiovanni

      Another point right there, they are using reflective tape (another modern technology) these people are so stupid they are blinded by their ridiculous believes. Tape is consider a technology thanks to plastic.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:06 am |
    • Frank Garrett

      Yeah I wuz wonderin about that too, aint relectors and high tech reflective tape made by modern technology and therefore banned by their religion?

      These foos are just a bunch of hypocrites.

      Also they should be allow to home school their kids, put them in public school like all of the normal children around them. Let the kids decide for themselves once they're old if they want to be normal or stuck in the stone age.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:33 am |
    • Frank Garrett

      *should aint be allow to home schoo day kids.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:33 am |
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