A three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and a survivor of sub-zero blizzard conditions, racing legend Bobby Unser met every challenge he faced — until he encountered the United States government. When the U.S. Forest Service brought bogus criminal charges against him, Bobby Unser appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Watch his outrageous story after the jump.

Read this story and many others in The Heritage Foundation’s book about overcriminalization: One Nation Under Arrest.

Why do you think it’s important to roll back the statutes and regulations that you unknowingly break every day?

Comments (8)

Marla Richards - March 12, 2011

I’m not a lawyer but I’ve always believed that in America one is innocent until PROVEN guilty. Is that not true? Mr. Unser’s accusers started out with the wrong premise! And then they pretended to want to help him when all the time they were getting ready to jail him! Isn’t that entrapment? The government people were doing things totally illegal and unAmerican. They should relocate to Cuba, where there is no rule of law and the people have NO rights!!

nancy blalock - March 12, 2011

This is the influence of the UN/ Agenda 21 in America. while ICLEI is imbedding it’s self in our local communities, we are losing vast lands to this “wilderness zone” where people are not allowed to go. The plan is to move all human activity into “sustainable Communities” while making most land off limits. go to the ICLEI site (http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=798 ) click on programs, scroll down and click the UN/Agenda 21 link.

Robert Bernier - March 12, 2011

Because so many of the laws that are passed by our “nanny government” every year are not really necessary, and in fact tend to infringe upon American citizens rights and freedoms further each and every day.

Ron Ceres - March 13, 2011

The case of Bobby Unser should be a very serious wake-up call to every law-abiding, God-fearing, American.
This is a prime example of little people with little minds. This representative of the Forrest Service likely never had any lawful power previously and in his position exercised his ability to prove to himself just how important he was.
As with all bureaucrats, due to the fact that they never have actually held a genuine job in their supposed area of expertise, they subject all law-abiding, honest, and patriotic Americans to the “law of unintended consequences.” This is a prime example of why America is crying in desperation for a regime change and the reduction of the size of our government.

Al Lubbe - March 13, 2011

If this isn’t govt. out of control, I don’t know what is, Mr. Unser was frames by a bunch of radical power hungry leftists that we call OUR govt.God save us to these tyrants

Ross Adkins - March 13, 2011

We can stop this type tyranny by defunding those abusive agencies. They have gained power by unlimited funding. We should all talk to our representatives in Congress. BLM, the Forest Service and the Department of Education should all lose considerable funding.
Ross Adkins

Jim Council - March 14, 2011

This is an amazing example of government out of control. Is this case still ongoing? Anyone k now the final resolution?

John Wood - March 14, 2011

“Ja wohl mien Herr!”
What else can you think when you listen to a story where any judge tells the defendant that you have to prove yourself innocent.

I used to say “We The People” all the time, but it is clear that our form of government is just another form of slavery. It really isn’t government for the people, but more like government organization of the people.

Only the Federal government can interview you, not identify themselves as police and then use what you say against you in a court case where they have no evidence but speculation.

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