[Ed. Note: Be sure to click the ‘Read More’ link below to see local news coverage of what has happened to Ernie Tertelgte since.]
by Lily Dane, The Daily Sheeple:
A Montana man was arrested for fishing without a license and resisting arrest earlier this month. When he went to court for the charges, something astonishing happened.
Ernie Tertelgte says he’s being wrongly persecuted for trying to feed himself. In court, he argued that the court did not have the authority to charge him, citing “natural law.”
In court, he told Three Forks City Judge Wanda Drusch:
“I am a living man protected by natural law and I have the right to forage for food when I am hungry… You are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action.”
A heated exchange ensued, and the judge told Tertelgte to shut up. Then he yelled:
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