Jerry Bergman's Failed Analogy!
- To: Nick Lally (creationfacts@...)
From: Robert Baty (rlbaty@...)
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 09:54:15 -0500
Subject: Jerry Bergman's Failed Analogy!
While I am at it, I might as well add some thoughtful
comments about the Jerry Bergman analogy effort
regarding Kent Hovind that the CSHF is promoting.
Jerry wrote, in part:
> From: Jerry BergmanTypically, analogies don't prove anything and where
> To: Robert Baty
> Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2013 15:59:50 -0800
> Subject: Kent Hovind
> To me this is like a policeman giving a man
> a traffic ticket for doing 54 miles an hour
> in a 55 MPH speed zone with the claim that
> he was avoiding a ticket by driving just under
> the speed limit, thus got the ticket.
> The fact is Kent withdrew the dollar amount
> under the amount that would trigger an audit
> just like the man who drove 54 miles an
> hour to avoid a traffic ticket.
appropriate can help illustrate one or more point
In this case the analogy simply fails all the way around.
Here are some of my thoughts as to why:
Doing 54 is not a violation of the law.
Doing 60 is a violation of the law.
Withdrawing $10,000 or more in cash is
not against the law.
Withdrawing $10,000 or more in cash
triggers a report, not an audit; an
audit decision is the result of
other facts and circumstances.
"Structuring" a cash withdrawal is
against the law.
Driving 54 in respect of the law is
NOT like "structuring" a cash withdrawal
to evade the law; just the opposite, one
being lawful and the other being unlawful.
A number of analogies might be properly made that
enlightens folks on Kent Hovinds egregious criminal
conduct and career.
Jerry Bergman's fails and it is most unfortunate
that you have chosen a failed analogy to try and
present an apologetics for Kent Hovind's criminal
behavior, especially in light of your often made
claim about an interest in presenting the truth.
And so those are some of my thoughts on your addition
of Jerry Bergman's analogy to your defense of the
criminal behavior of Kent Hovind.