Captain Kangaroo impersonator David Clemens, a Republican candidate for North Dakota State Senate, believes the state should create tougher voting restrictions because “we are becoming a more diverse community.”
Clemens also believes in “free enterprise,” according to his campaign Facebook page.
Clemens engaged in a bit of “free enterprise” himself many years ago when he used an illegal loan from a Christian non-profit to buy himself a truck.
Not very Christian, if you ask us.
This story takes us back to the 1990s, when then-North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp sued a non-profit called Family Life Services, “a Christian ministry providing credit counseling and debt pooling,” for a smorgasbord of illegal activity.
Family Life Services mixed up client trust funds and gave “illegal loans to board members and officers,” the North Dakota Supreme Court said in 2000.
One of those board members was David Clemens, who received an “improper corporate loan … for the purchase of a truck.”
The non-profit’s founder described the loan as an “investment” so that Clemens “could earn money for his family.”
There’s nothing wrong with trying to support your family — but there is something wrong with doing it using a non-profit’s money in violation of the law.
Clemens didn’t respond to a request for comment.