Amish and the Government

January 30, 2007 · updated February 15, 2022

President George W. Bush meets with Amish and Mennonite residents in Lancaster, Pa. Aug. 16, 2006. Kimberlee Hewitt

The Amish are not involved in state or national politics, they do not vote, and they do not serve in the military. They also reject social security and most types of insurance. Instead, they pool their resources to help Amish families in need and will visit doctors, dentists, and opticians when necessary.