Opening the FreeHovind Petition
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The time has come!
Submitted By admin on 07/05/11
This Discussion originally posted in the "FreeHovind" Group

Fellow Hovind supporters;

The FreeHovind petition has awaited opening for several months now due to Jo Hovind's sentencing being postponed indefinitley. This was because we wanted the petition to be final and include information on Kent and Jo before the signatures were added. Many of you have requested information on when the petition will be opened, and the answer is very soon.

According to information just posted on the CSE Blog, Hovind has been put into sollitary confinement.
Update: Hovind is now in South Carolina at the United States Penitentiary.

There are basically two options we have to release the petition right now:

  1. Split it in half, with a second petition to be released for Jo once she is sentenced.
  2. Add a placeholder to the current petition which will be understood by the signers to be replaced by Jo's sentencing information once it becomes available.

The disadvantage of the first option is that everyone will have to sign it twice, while the possible disadvantage of the second is that the petition will have to change once people have signed it.

Please offer your opinions on which option you think would be the best to persue! 

Serving Christ Together,



Update: You can now find information about Hovind's current position at:

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Petition Opens!
2 weeks - 19,758v
Posted 2007/05/25 - 17:03 GMT

The FreeHovind Petition is now opened for signatures.
Be sure to tell all your friends!

>> View and Sign The Petition


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100 signatures!
2 weeks - 19,758v
Posted 2007/05/29 - 20:10 GMT

The petition has topped 100 signatures!

Thank all of you for your time and energy, and Zach especially for helping to get everything started.


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I'm in England, can I sign the petition? Wh
2 hours - 186v
Posted 2007/06/04 - 15:02 GMT

I'm in England, can I sign the petition? What of other supporters of Kent Hovind in West Africa, can they sign as well, kindly let me know so that I can inform many more people to sign the petition.

Sade Tennyson

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Not sure if you've checked this out already
24 minutes - 30v
Posted 2007/06/07 - 19:07 GMT

Not sure if you've checked this out already, but there is a specific method of applying/petitioning for a presidential pardon. The Department of Justice offers this website to guide in the process.

Typically, there is a 5 year waiting period (starting on the day of the sentencing) before one can even be eligible for a pardon.

 I would love to see this work out, so I just wanted to share this information with you.

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I forgot to mention, that we may want to see a
24 minutes - 30v
Posted 2007/06/07 - 19:12 GMT

I forgot to mention, that we may want to see a petition for commutation instead.  This gives the President the ability to commute or reduce a sentence, whereas a typical pardon happens after a sentence is completed.

However, even to be eligible for a reduction of sentence, you must show that all judicial measures have been taken (which would mean the end of appeals).


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I have no idea what I'm doing...
23 minutes - 80v
Posted 2007/07/19 - 7:01 GMT

I have no idea what I'm doing, and I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but whatever. Feel free to move it if need be:


I personally, without biased state of mind, believe that Kent E. Hovind should be retried in a court of law and that all of his possession (as of now) should be returned to his place of residence and no more should be collected heretofore. I believe that if still found guilty, he should not serve any jail time, instead he should be required to pay in full and immediately the amount of money he is found guilty on tax evasion for. He should be released and possibly put on house arrest until the date of his retrial. If found innocent, he should be released and allowed to continue his life as it was before the incident. If the US Government does not comply with their own laws, and holds him in jail without regard to his civil liberties and rights, Hovind should be able to declare and receive a retrial after his release and possibly sue the IRS for false claims and/or pain and suffering (or any other form of inconvenience he’s had to endure). If he is found innocent in a court of law, he should be reimbursed with every penny taken from him and his place of residence while in jail. If he is refused a refund of his money and property, Hovind will have the right to one “tax evasion” equal to or less then the one he was falsely charged with (as stated in the Amendment V of the US Constitution). This is my opinion on how the case should be settled. What do you think?

–Sebastian Anderson (age 16 as of this writing).

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Sorry Sebastian Anderson, but in an ideal world th
45 minutes - 41v
Posted 2008/03/06 - 17:11 GMT
Sorry Sebastian Anderson, but in an ideal world this would be great, but we have never lived in an ideal world.  The world if very unfair and if the government has its sights set on you as a private citizen, it can and will destroy you.  The will of God can prevent this from happening though.

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