This post was originally published on Forbes Feb 27, 2015Kent Hovind goes on trial Monday in the United States Courthouse in Pensacloa Fl. Kent Hovind is an Independent Baptist minister whose main focus has been on Young Earth Creationism - the notion that there is scientific, not just scriptural, evidence that the physical universe is roughly 6,000 years old. Kent is nearing the end of a long prison sentence for tax related crimes arising out of the manner in which his ministry, Creation Science Evangelism, operated. CSE distributed Kent's videos and ran a theme park called Dinosaur Adventureland (One of the implications of YEC is that people and dinosaurs must have existed contemporaneously)
Now the twist is Paul did not ask the Judge for her permission to require the U.S. Attorney to place into evidence the burden of proof of jurisdiction and when the Prosecutor told the court “This is the U.S. Government, we have consent of the Governed” in response, notice Paul objected and said, “I am not one of the Governed, and you do not have my consent.” The Judge didn’t know when Paul gave her Judicial notice on Article 1 section 8(17) what he was talking about or said she didn’t (haha), and once he replied “It’s the U.S. Constitution, the one you gave oath to uphold.” She told him he would not speak to her that way, but went on the tell the Prosecutor the she as Judge would be ruling according to law. The genius move by Paul is 2 fold, first he didn’t challenge the Court he challenged the accuser, who will not be able to by fact of law show jurisdiction in this court, and #2, the jury now gets to hear what the prosecutor does not want heard. They may win, but so many Constitutional arguments are now in place this will move on to the supreme court in State versus man, and they WILL Have to hear it without objection or it will be heard in the International Court. You see they win, they still lose. The best out this Judge has is a dismissal on some procedural error.
I believe the only quote I can give now is that I love my dad and am praying for this entire trial.