The Mountain Man Convicted of Eating Without A License

And you thought the Obamacare individual mandate to buy government-prescribed health insurance was oppression.

Technically, Ernie Wayne Tertelgte of Manhattan, Montana, self-identified as “The Living Man” governed by “natural law”, was convicted by a jury and fined $150 for charges related to fishing without a license.

His arrest and first court appearance earlier this month (covered by JoeForAmerica here)  caused an outpouring of support from Americans for a common man frustrated, in his natural right to work and feed himself, by government license requirements.

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The defendant, affectionately called the Mountain Man by supporters, attempted in vain to represent himself at his trial last Friday and was removed from the courtroom after violating courtroom decorum rules and instructions from the presiding trial judge


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