My father drives one of their vans taking two different construction crews to different housing developments. I also did some plumbing work on new homes where the Amish were the framing contractors. They can not have electric in their homes, but when building homes they use all electric power tools/compressors run by a generator. Also an Amish family bought a farm across the road from where I was raised and they tore all the wiring out of the house and barn, but use a generator and electric pump for water. I don't know what difference they see in electric from a pole is wrong, but electric from a generator is ok. I don't get it, but they will use electric tools and appliances, and every one of them have cell phones. Where/ how do they charge them if they don'y use electric?
I also agree with St Ann, People are people no matter what title they have. There are good and bad in any group of people, and certain groups in certain localities may differ form others in other localities. As AK Jeff said that the ones he has watched feed their livestock well, while I have experienced the exact opposite. I was not saying that all the Amish are like the ones that I described in my earlier post, but just what I personally saw and experienced.