OHIO: Unto Caesar

But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.

—I Timothy 5:8

Muttering into their beards, a cluster of black-hatted Amish farmers watched sullenly in Canton, Ohio last week, while an auctioneer sold off livestock confiscated by the U.S. Government. On religious grounds, Amishmen had refused to pay the social security levy—3⅜% of their own incomes—that the law demands of farmers. To satisfy the Government's claims, federal authorities in Ohio's Wayne and Holmes counties seized...

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