I’m becoming increasingly conscious of this weird “Sovereign Citizen” movement — these people are terrifying and … stupid.
And guess who has drunk deeply of the Kool-Aid? Kent Hovind.
Nathan Zamprogno has been analyzing the nonsense coming out of Hovind for some time. Hovind is in jail, he was expected to be released this coming August, but then new problems turned up: he’s been filing liens on the property that was confiscated from him on his conviction, clearly meddling with the execution of his penalties, and is about to be tried again…and will probably end up spending more time in prison.
Hovind was caught red-handed. This is clearly the time for contrition, or at least for staying low and avoiding the ire of the courts — he’s a few months from freedom. But this is Kent Hovind we’re talking about. Instead, he has sent a list of bizarre assertions and demands to the court.
What does Kent Hovind do? Let’s have a look. Kent’s submission is verbatim in red.
1. “WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT” for the proceedings. Not just withdrawal of consent from the criminal trial, but withdrawal of consent to the “current fraudulent de facto STATE OF FLORIDA, and United States”. This apparently renders “unlawful and fraudulent” all “Commander in Chief presidential Executive Orders”. Thus, despite being in prison for eight years, “I am not the property of the Court. Under no circumstances may I be detained in any way whatsoever, nor at any time, past, present or future.”
Ta-da! America doesn’t exist! Now let me go home!
2. CLAIM THAT NO COURT HAS JURISDICTION because he is, quote “A shipowner who sends his vessel into a foreign port”, and is “In Uniform, with a fully marked vessel flying flags claiming dual citizenship status.”
3. RENOUNCE YOUR U.S CITIZENSHIP (again): “I have never been, I am not now, nor will I ever be, a 14th Amendment UNITED STATES or Article XIV citizen”.
4. DEMAND COMPENSATION FROM A FICTITIOUS BANK ACCOUNT held in every citizen’s name that has millions of dollars in it, but which the U.S Government doesn’t want you to know about: “You may use the negotiable instrument, certified funds, drawn against Drawers Private Treasury UCC Contract Trust Account established in the U.S. Treasury, for set-off of any said debts on your statements of the account of KENT E HOVIND, as ascribed in the banknote birth certificate origin registration form”
And yes, that’s a demand of the same United States that is illegal, has no jurisdiction, and which Kent is categorically not a citizen of.
5. THREATEN THE JUDGE THAT PUT YOU AWAY EIGHT YEARS AGO AND IS ABOUT TO HEAR THE CASE FOR THE NEW CHARGES AGAINST YOU.
By declaring that no public official has immunity from personal consequences in the execution of their public duties:
- “Any person acting as an agent for a nameless, faceless corporation is wholly personally responsible for their actions on behalf of the corporation. All actions incurring any degree of injury will incur Notice of Injury, including severe financial penalty”
- “The Law is under scrutiny for it’s (sic) contribution to the current state of the planet, the distribution of rights and resources and the obstruction of Divine Law”
- “We the People have been providentially provided legal recourse to address the criminal conduct of
- persons, themselves entrusted to dispense justice (when) …public officials, including judges go rogue, act in bad behavior and criminally violate the law.”
- “Judges rest upon fraudulent appellate court rulings and statutes that are repugnant to the Constitution
- while they convince themselves that by following such statutes they are immune from penalties should the People become aware of their fraud”
- “Once we the People ordained common law the law of the land no man can abrogate it; to claim to do so is an act of war against the People and their God. Unconstitutional acts are not law and no one is bound to obey them. Judges are expected to maintain a high standard of judicial performance and when they violate the Constitution they cease to represent the government, become liable for damages and lose any immunity they may think they have”
- “Failure to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution for the United States Article II Section 1 is to war against the People”.
6. DEMAND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL INDICT EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER PROSECUTED YOU
- “Subject: NOTICE OF COUNTERFEIT SECURITIES … Dear Eric Holder, You are hereby put on NOTICE pursuant to Title 18 USC § 4 of the commission of crimes cognizable by a court of the United States under Title 18 USC §513 to wit: ‘513(a) Whoever makes, utters or possesses a counterfeited security of a State or a political subdivision thereof or of an organization, or whoever makes, utters or possesses a forged security of a State or political subdivision thereof or of an organization, with intent to deceive another person, organization, or government shall be fined not more than $250,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both'”
- “The Order of Contempt by alleged Judge M. CASEY RODGERS is a counterfeit security and constructive fraud”
- “DEMAND is hereby made upon the, United States Attorney General, to investigate the above named government officials, employees, agents, and public officers for creating, using and promoting fraudulent and counterfeit securities in a fraudulent scheme”
- “Eric Holder, a man, and Alleged Attorney General !! I hereby DEMAND that you honor your oath of office to defend and support the Constitution for the de jure united States of America (if you still are loyal to that entity). In so doing, I DEMAND that you investigate the illegal acts of the above named United States officials”
7. MAGNANIMOUSLY, FROM PRISON, ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AN EXTENSION OF TIME, BUT ONLY IF HE WRITES TO KENT TO ASK FOR PERMISSION:
“If you are unwilling or unable to investigate into this case … identify the lawful reasons why and relate said reasons to me in writing within 15 days from receipt of this filing. When you need longer than 15 days to respond, send me a written request for an extension of time within the 15 days and it will be given to you.”
I think we can safely say that Hovind will not be out of prison in August. I guess that means his challenge to debate me is now off the table (note that in that challenge from last March, he predicted that he’d be out and available in August of 2014, because of his legal challenges. He is not firmly attached to reality.) If that link wasn’t enough freakishness for you, here’s his first and second counter-reply.
I think we can also safely say that Hovind is buried deep in the bullshit that is the Sovereign Citizen movement.