Definition of delusional: A guy who has cheated on his taxes and considers himself above the law, pontificating that his legal opponents should "obey the law!" I guess Dr. Dipshit doesn't know that jails record phone calls. Let the world see what pathetic scum he truly is. He's clearly living in his own dream world.
Prior to his conviction: The whining, the victim complex, the never ending mantra of "lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits!" This guy sure does love listening to his own bluster. In the first clip you will find yourself actually feeling sorry for his wife, listening to her say, with a notable tone of despair, that "I'm just hearing things [from you] that sound all the same." Hovind's cold reply, "Well, maybe I need to change...or maybe you need to change and accept it...Your hope is always that I will change. Maybe the hope ought to be that you will advance."
In this one, Hovind and his son discuss hiding assets, like DVDs and other merchandise, that can be seized.
Here, Hovind continues to insist the IRS is breaking the law, and that he's under no obligation to pay the payroll taxes he owes because his employees aren't employees. I love this line: "Okay, they beat me, they embarrassed me, they had me all over the news media now, get me outta here!" Isn't it funny how fundies treat the Constitution like toilet paper, until they're the ones in trouble and suddenly, the Constitution must be upheld at all costs!
Hovind has completely gone off the mental deep end in this one, going on to make Mafia protection-racket comparisons to what he and his wife are going through. As he prattles on, you can tell Jo is on the brink of tears. She says at one point, "I guess my fear all along I mean, I believe that we want to please God but are we right in this particular...whatever?" Hovind keeps repeating that the IRS are the ones breaking the law, not him, and "I wish they'd tell me what I did wrong!" He's just barking mad.
One wonders, how does someone this dishonest and deluded get this way in the first place? I guess it's that when someone is this slick a bullshit artist, and he can convince himself of his own bullshit, then it becomes easy as pie to say literally any self-serving nonsense you can come up with, with unassailable confidence. Take note of the last thing Hovind says in the final clip, if you're ready for a true Irony Meter-Breaker.
PS: Since Hovind wants to know what laws he's broken, according to one source I've found, here they are: 26 U.S.C. § 7202, 31 U.S.C. § 5313(a), 31 U.S.C. § 5324, 18 U.S.C. § 2 and 31 C.F.R. sec. 103.11, 26 U.S.C. § 7212.