Convictions For PREACHing Near Liberty Bell
U.S. Appeals Court Overturns EVANGELIST's Convictions For PREACHing Near Liberty Bell
"If the government is looking for prejudice, it need look no further than its having sought and obtained Marcavage's conviction on a fatally flawed legal premise." - Judge Michael Fisher
The Scripture-inscribed Liberty Bell reads: "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof..." - Leviticus 25:10
Marcavage had been arrested by supervising U.S. Park Ranger Alan Saperstein in October 2007 after rejecting a "verbal permit" to move to an unconstitutional "free speech zone" away from where he had been preaching. As a result, he was charged under the Code of Federal Regulations for violating the terms of the so-called "verbal permit," even though he expressly rejected it, citing constitutional protections. Nearly six months later, Marcavage was issued a citation by certified mail with an additional federal criminal charge of "interfering with an agency function" for his preaching that day.- Click here to watch a video of the encounter andMarcavage's arrest by the U.S. Park Service.
- It's all part of the illusion.
One trip to Philadelphia's historical sites will reveal that even though
those sites "reside" within the geography of the City of Philadelphia
boundaries, that ALL national sites reside on federal territory. Which of
course is an island of such territory within the bigger geography of
Pennsylvania. Such territory collectively summed together forms the United
States and is territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America.
The Park Rangers were explaining to the Yogi Bear preacher what happens when
you visit or reside on a territory owned by another with proprietary rights.
BOO BOO BEAR: "Oh Yogi...you'd better not do that..the ranger won't like