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Amish Conmen: How The Amish Have Been Pulling One Over On Us For More Than A Century

I’m from south central Pennsylvania, a part of the country known for the presence of its technology shunning residents, the Amish. People flock to Lancaster and the surrounding counties to see the Amish and I don’t see why. Naturally, this has led me to the conclusion that the Amish are some of the greatest con artists of all time. (It should be noted that I have no qualms about taking the Amish to task because I’m confident that none of them will stumble upon this blog.) Let’s start with the biggest thing that people think of when they hear the word “Amish,” and that’s the fact that they don’t use electricity. I have yet to hear a good reason for not using electricity. I don’t know if they thought that it was just a fad or what. It makes no sense to me. On a whim one Amish guy saw a light bulb and thought, “nope, not for us.” What makes me believe that this is some sort of long con is the fact that in the century and a half that electricity has been prevalent, the Ami