Ah, the march of civilization:
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Members of a small Amish community in western Pennsylvania have to decide by tomorrow whether to challenge a state order over their school's outhouses.
The school sits on Andy Swartzentruber's farm 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. A state judge has ruled that he and the school are in violation of the state sewage disposal law.
I doubt if the Amish violation of the "sewage disposal law" threatens the public health much, and this is one area where the state should probably back off and let them them live in peace.
I grew up in a part of rural Kentucky that was among the last to get indoor plumbing and had the pleasure of using an outhouse until I was 12. There is something character-building about having to make a midmight trip to one in the middle of February.