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Yesterday, I published Part I of this “Great Debate” between Colin and myself at https://adask.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/a-great-good-debate/
Here’s Part II:
Adask (original comment):
This distinction may be important since, so far as I know, it’s logically impossible to prove a negative statement. For example, I can’t actually prove that I’m not in Washington DC right now.
So, if I were to base some line of courtroom defense on my claim that I’m [not] in Washington, DC, technically, I may not be able to prove that negative statement. Therefore my claim might be dismissed by the court.
Yes you can. If you prove that you’re currently in New York, or Atlanta, or Dallas, or San Francisco, or any place that’s geographically outside of the borders of Washington, DC, then you’ve proven that you aren’t in Washington, DC. Because there’s no secret definition of “Washington DC” that somehow includes the rest of the country.
I assume you meant “not” in DC, based on your previous writing, so I added it—let me know if I’m wrong.
A man named “Colin” has recently taken an interest in this blog. He’s reportedly graduated from one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, was briefly licensed to practice law, but has dropped out of the profession.
He is generally critical of the ideas and conclusions that I promote on this blog. The result has been a kind of “great debate” between Colin and myself and many of this blogs readers. His comments are intelligent and articulate and have added enormous interest to the blog.
Here’s an except from one of his recent comments. His comment was much longer. But I need some sleep, so I’ll have to reply to the remainder of his comments later today.
The following begins with one of my earlier remarks in a previous comment, followed by a question from Colin, followed by my current comment:
Gun-nuts don’t fall far from the Tree of Liberty.
Guns don’t kill people; gun control kills people.
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Dr. Kent Hovind is a Christian minister and has been America’s leading advocate of Creationism for at least 20 years. His crusade against the Theory of Evolution eventually brought him into confrontation with the federal government. Back about A.D. 2007, the government tried him for a number of causes and sentenced him to ten years in federal prison. He should have already been released, but the government has decided to try him for some more causes and is currently threatening Dr. Hovind (who’s in his 60s) with another 20 years in prison.
You might think it odd that the government would be so incensed by a minister who advocates Creationism, but if you’ve read any of the “man or other animals” articles on this blog (especially, my A.D. 2006 legal defense based on this subject), you can see that: 1) animals have no meaningful rights; 2) government has expressly defined us to be “animals” in relation to food, drugs and (medical) devices at 21 USC 321 in order to strip us of our rights. So far as I can see, the only defense against government’s presumption that you are an “animal” is to claim to be a “man made in God’s image” who’s given “dominion over the animals” and therefore can’t be an animal. Because the status of “man made in God’s image” flows from Genesis 1:26-28, that’s a fundamental principle of Creationism–for which Dr. Hovind is a primary advocate.
The Theory of Evolution has government’s approval because under that Theory, all of us are “animals”. That’s why government hates Creationism because under that element of religion, we can’t be treated as animals. I doubt that when Dr. Hovind was convicted about 8 years ago, he fully understood that his advocacy of Creationism posed a mortal threat to the current governmental system. But I strongly suspect that the judges and prosecutors understood the threat Dr. Hovind posed, and therefore locked him (and his wife) up for eight years. His wife has been released, but Dr. Hovind is still being held and is facing a new prosecution that might get him imprisoned for another 20 years. If the government can get that second convictions, Dr. Hovind might spend the balance of his life in prison.
To most people, the fight between Evolution and Creationism may seem like a mere intellectual debate of little real importance. But that’s not true. The struggle between Evolution and Creationism will determine whether and your family have any claim on the God-given, unalienable Rights declared in our Declaration of Independence, or if you can be employed as a “human (animal) resource” and deemed to have no more rights than a cow walking up the ramp into a meat-packing plant. The struggle between Evolution and Creationism is an essential evidence of spiritual warfare that’s being waged by the upper echelons of the US government against the people of The United States of America. This conflict is no game. It’s as big as it gets.
Incidentally, in his upcoming second trial, Dr. Hovind is being tried by the same federal judge and the same federal prosecutor as succeeded in convicting him in his first trial, 8 years ago. What a coincidence, hmm? That judge refuses to recuse herself.
• Rudy Davis and his wife Erin have been working tirelessly for the past six or eight months to cause Dr. Hovind to be freed from prison. You can only hope that if you are one day imprisoned that you have a friend as dedicated and determined as Rudy and Erin to work for your release.
Here’s a recent video of Rudy Davis demonstrating his shock and even rage at the injustice that’s being perpetrated by the “best legal system in the world” against Dr. Hovind.
You can see Rudy’s concern, shock, dismay and, if you watch the whole video, his righteous rage at the judges and prosecutors who are again working to destroy Dr. Hovind’s life. At times Rudy is almost speechless. This is not a video of someone who’s simply reading a script. If you watch the entire video, you’re going to see something so real, so moving, that you may, yourself, be shocked.
Like I said, you can only hope that if you’re unjustly imprisoned, you have someone on the outside who’s as determined to set you free as Rudy and Erin Davis.