Skip to comments.Keene man arrested in airport protest
Posted on 06/12/2005 6:54:05 AM PDT by kingattax
MANCHESTER, N.H. - A Keene man who planned to try to board a flight carrying nothing but a Bible and a copy of the Declaration of Independence was arrested Saturday at Manchester Airport.
Russell Kanning, 35, was arrested after refusing to comply with security screening procedures and refusing to leave the screening area, according to the Rockingham County sheriff's department. He was charged with criminal trespassing and was being held at the Rockingham County jail.
Kanning, an accountant and staunch Libertarian, said last week he hoped his actions would highlight what he considers overly burdensome state intrusion.
``They're not going to be happy I'm doing this,'' said Kanning. ``But people shouldn't have to go through all the hassles we have to go through. They just want to control us.''
His demonstration was part of a larger effort by Libertarians to promote their belief in individual freedom and limited government. Others planned to start a private mail service, to call attention to the federal government's monopoly on first-class mail delivery, and sell bottles of liquor, in defiance of state liquor laws.
What's illegal about carrying a copy of the Declaration of Independance and a Bible onto an airplane? Is there more to the story? Did he not have a ticket?
Well, he wouldn't allow anyone to wand him and do any searching. That's why he was taken away. I don't believe it was what he was carrying (read story again)
Others planned to start a private mail service ...They'll issue stamps with moonbats on them.
It appears to this reader that he had no intention of really boarding a plane, as he just wanted to make a statement by not tolerating the airport screening process - somehow the bible and declaration of independence were 'props' for him to hold up or quote from.
I imagine he had a ticket or, at least from my experience, you can get to the screeners without them.
canCAN'T get to the screeners without them
"Others planned to start a private mail service, to call attention to the federal government's monopoly on first-class mail delivery, and sell bottles of liquor, in defiance of state liquor laws."
Ping me when that happens, would ya? I sell books on-line and am always looking for ways to cut corners on shipping costs. If they can beat Media Mail rates, and guarantee delivery within a week throughout all of the USA and HI & AK, hot-digity, I'm in!
I'll also bring the popcorn, and some of my own homemade liquor to share and we'll just sit back and watch the Kook Parade, LOL!
Hats off - the revolution has to start somewhere.
Idiots like this guy give us normal libertarians a bad name. We are not all moonbats.
Yeah, well feel free to come up here anytime and tell that to the rest of these retards.
I hope that he gets an example made of him.
"Hats off - the revolution has to start somewhere."
Start it in your own f*cking state. And if you're from NH move.
He didn't have identification. Think if someone tried to board a plane carrying nothing but a Koran and the Al-Queda charter. Oops, silly me, in that case they'd wave him past.
Libertarians for anarchy!
We dont need no stinking airplane security!
The people running the FSP are idiots...they select a blue state like New Hampshire in an area surrounded by blue states.
Their project is ultimately doomed. On the bright side, it kept these people out of decent states like South Carolina and Idaho.
"Start it in your own f*cking state. And if you're from NH move."
A couple more faults you forgot to mention...your property taxes and vehicle registration fees are outrageous. I'm in NH, and I am out of here at the earliest opportunity.
Live free or die?