Imprisoned evangelist Kent Hovind, a well-known advocate of biblical creationism who has been behind bars for 100 months on tax and “structuring” charges, is on trial once again. The federal government is now pushing to have him locked up for life on charges of “mail fraud” and “contempt of court.” In a telephone interview with The New American magazine from prison in the Florida panhandle over the weekend, Dr. Hovind argued, as his large and vocal group of supporters does, that he is being persecuted for his faith and his preaching — that the government and his detractors are essentially “shooting the messenger” because they do not like the message he preaches from the Bible. Anti-Hovind activists and the government say there is no persecution going on.
According to a report, administration officials admitted in a phone call — not meant for citizens' ears — that the goal of amnesty is to seed the nation with foreigners and change its character forever.
The Treasury Department is raising eyebrows with its refusal to explain $3 billion in Obamacare payments to health insurers that were not authorized by Congress. The Department has denied a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Representative Paul Ryan for an explanation.
By a vote of 357-60, the House of Representatives on February 27 approved an amendment to last December’s continuing resolution that funded the Department of Homeland Security though that date — extending DHS funding though March 6.
Late last week, Senator Jim Inhofe tossed a snowball at a colleague on the Senate floor as a visual rebuttal to claims of global warming.