I’m often asked if the Amish cast a vote in local and national elections. Since I wasn’t sure, I asked some Amish folk when I was visiting northern Indiana. Their answer was typically brief, “Some do.”
When I pressed the point, the person told me that largely it will depend on the community that you live in. Some bishops encourage participation. Others suggest that they remain apart and not involve themselves in politics. It is never forbidden to vote.
What impressed me was when an Amish woman admitted, “We may vote, but we don’t sit around and watch the news or read the paper worrying over the outcome. We leave that to God.”
I don’t know about you, but I could do with a little less news watching myself.
Announcements for this week:
- My publisher is giving away 5 copies of Sarah’s Orphans. You can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway from my webpage, my Facebook page, or here.
- The ebook version of Deep Shadows is now on sale for only $2.99. You can purchase it at Amazon, B&N, and CBD, as well as other vendors.
- Anna’s Healing, the first full length book in the series and a Christy Award finalist, is still on sale for $2.99 at Amazon (ebook).
- An Amish Harvest once again earned a place on the ECPA bestseller list. This is the 3rd month in a row, and I so appreciate of my co-authors and the work they put into this collection of stories.