This post was originally published on Forbes Feb 13, 2015
My regular forbes.com readers might note that I have gone over two weeks without posting a Kent Hovind story here. For those of you unfamiliar with Kent Hovind or Doctor Dino as he is sometimes called, he is one of the leading lights in the field of Young Earth Creationism, the notion that there is scientific, not just scriptural, evidence that the world is about 6,000 years. Doctor Hovind has been in federal prison for over eight years on tax related charges mainly concerning the manner in which he ran Creation Science Ministries, the organization that distributed his videos and ran the theme park Dinosaur Advetureland (One of the implications of YEC is that dinosaurs and humans must have co-existed). As his term ends, he is facing new charges related to the filing of a lis pendens on property that the Government had seized from the ministry. Trial is scheduled for March 2.
At this point, the main story is the efforts of the Hovinidicators to work their way closer to mainstream media. A spike in traffic to my October post Government Coming Down Harder On Kent Hovind is a sign of their progress. As far as I can tell the most prominent addition to the ranks of the Hovindicators is Coach Dave Daubenmire who leads his piece with
I have to be honest with you. I think about it often. Not a night goes by when I do not think about it as I craw in my warm bed beside my sweet wife of 35 years.
“Will this be the night that the black limos pull in my driveway? Is this the night that the SWAT Team goons bust down my door and haul me off to the slammer?”
I am being dead serious. I really do think about it every night because that is what they did to Dr. Kent Hovind.
As the situation has heated up in the last few months I realized it was ovewhelming my coverage of tax issues that are of interest to people who are,what I call conventionally tax compliant. You know, The people who think most ordinary Americans with more than insignificant earnings are required to file individual tax returns. The traffic spike, however, makes me realize that I am an important source for Kent Hovind coverage, most of which I have moved to my alternative blogs.
Here is a partial round up of that coverage for the last few months,
Elijah Green's parable "The Kennel" is not just about the failure of justice in the USA, but also the failure of the entire United States Government. More than ever before in US history, it is evident to many of us that our country has never, ever been a democracy. Instead, since the "founding fathers," America has been a combination oligarchy and plutocracy.