"I am THE Living Natural Man and my voice will be heard," said Ernie Tertegte, of Montana, who was brought to court for charges of fishing without a license and resisting arrest. It is quite obvious that this mountain man is set in his own ways and doesn't exactly subscribe to the laws of the land. Tertegte claimed he had the right to fish based on "natural law".

Similar to our rights of drinking from a stream when we are thirsty, when we are famished we have the right to find food to eat when we are hungry. However, eating berries and fruit is one thing, you don't need a license for that. Fish and wildlife? You need a license. Tertegte clearly disagrees with that...

Tertegte says:

“Those men (the arresting officers) were charged by me right back by staging an overthrow of the Constitution of 1789, and the overthrow  Bill of Rights, and overthrow of my rights to forage for food as a natural living person who was in hunger. I was searching for something to put in my stomach as I am recognized to be allowed to by universal law… They violated everything.”

One thing is for sure, he certainly baffled the judge with his remarks.

The judge mind was blown beyond all measures, and chose to excuse herself. Tertegte continued to prod, “no way, get back here and finish this!”

Does this man make a good point? Or do you agree with the laws that brought him in front of the judge?