Amish - Bird in Hand, PA :: Amish - Bird in Hand, PA :: I must be a Christian child, Gentle, patient, meek, and mild; Must be honest, simple, true In my words and actions too. I must cheerfully obey, Giving up my will and way;... Must remember, God can view All i think, and all I do. Glad that i can know I try, Glad that children such as I, In our feeble ways and small, Can serve Him who loves us all. -Amish school verse from "The Riddle of Amish Culture" by Donald Kraybill ::
When some American Mennonite farmers resisted the Social Security / Medicare tax, the IRS tried to seize the money owed to them by the Amish-run milk cooperatives they worked through. According to Brad Igou, who documented such resistance for the Amish Country News, most cooperative officials refused to comply.