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Keene man arrested in airport protest
Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2005

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airport; freestateproject; fsp; libertarian; protest

1 posted on 06/12/2005 6:54:05 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Excuse me, but does anyone else discern that the libertarians are getting nuttier than a fruitcake?

I had tried to embrace their ideals, but every time you get close, some kook jumps out of the woodwork.

Next, they will permanently ally themselves with the greens.
2 posted on 06/12/2005 6:59:13 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: kingattax

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?


3 posted on 06/12/2005 6:59:29 AM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberals)- the cult of Satan)
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To: TheBattman

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)


4 posted on 06/12/2005 7:02:31 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: kingattax
Others planned to start a private mail service ...
They'll issue stamps with moonbats on them.
5 posted on 06/12/2005 7:02:53 AM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: TheBattman
What's illegal about carrying a copy of the Declaration of Independence and a Bible onto an airplane? Is there more to the story? Did he not have a ticket?

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.

6 posted on 06/12/2005 7:03:17 AM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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Make that:

you canCAN'T get to the screeners without them

7 posted on 06/12/2005 7:04:09 AM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: kingattax
CLICK
8 posted on 06/12/2005 7:04:38 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: kingattax

"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!


9 posted on 06/12/2005 7:05:17 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: kingattax

Hats off - the revolution has to start somewhere.


10 posted on 06/12/2005 7:08:16 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: kingattax

Idiots like this guy give us normal libertarians a bad name. We are not all moonbats.


11 posted on 06/12/2005 7:08:52 AM PDT by end socialism now
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To: end socialism now

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.


12 posted on 06/12/2005 7:10:37 AM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: sandydipper

"Hats off - the revolution has to start somewhere."




Really? And you think some dumba$$ trying to bypass airport security is where it should start? I suspect you're not going to get a large following.

This guy got lots of publicity for being a dumba$$. In that, he succeeded. In anything else, he's a miserable failure.


13 posted on 06/12/2005 7:11:19 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: sandydipper

Start it in your own f*cking state. And if you're from NH move.


14 posted on 06/12/2005 7:13:07 AM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: TheBattman
Is there more to the story? Did he not have a ticket?

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.

15 posted on 06/12/2005 7:13:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: kingattax
Kanning, an accountant and staunch Libertarian..

Libertarians for anarchy!

We dont need no stinking airplane security!

16 posted on 06/12/2005 7:17:17 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: kingattax

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.


17 posted on 06/12/2005 7:19:17 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and proud of it!)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel

"Start it in your own f*cking state. And if you're from NH move."




Do you mean to say you're not appreciative of all those Libertarian Free Staters who have moved to NH? How could you be so cruel, eh? [/sarc]


18 posted on 06/12/2005 7:19:51 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel

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.


19 posted on 06/12/2005 7:21:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and proud of it!)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel
"Start it in your own f*cking state. And if you're from NH move."

Live free or die?

20 posted on 06/12/2005 7:24:47 AM PDT by bruoz
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To: end socialism now

This guy is one of the idiot "Free Staters." I don't think the report was very accurate.


21 posted on 06/12/2005 7:25:51 AM PDT by politicalwit (USA...A Nation of Selective Law Enforcement.)
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To: bill1952
Excuse me, but does anyone else discern that the libertarians are getting nuttier than a fruitcake?

If you look at my profile, (such as it is) the 2nd line says;
"Sympathetic to Libertarians but feel they need direction"...

I have the same problem with the LP....
They are more their own enemy than anyone else is..
( Of course, it's always possible he's a Liberal Dem masquerading as a Libertarian to discredit the party..)
Nahhh...
He was a Libertarian..

22 posted on 06/12/2005 7:49:09 AM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: end socialism now
Idiots like this guy give us normal libertarians a bad name. We are not all moonbats.

Too many Libertarians suffer from an inability to pick their battles. This man could have made a timely point by protesting many different issues. Airport security in a time of war is not one of them.

23 posted on 06/12/2005 9:16:00 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: bruoz

Yeah, live free of idiots like this guy.


24 posted on 06/12/2005 10:28:12 AM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Hey, enjoy that sales and income tax in any one of 49 or 48 other states that you move to, respectively. The reason all the Massholes are moving here is because our property taxes are still less than theirs on average, plus we don't have the other taxes that I mentioned.

Yeah, the vehicle registration costs suck, but that's the price you pay for being the only state where you aren't required to purchase car insurance or wear a seatbelt. I'll make that up in a week with all the money that I don't have to spend at cash registers via the sales tax.
Plus, I paid more in Georgia for it when I lived there.

If only you were a freestater or a commuter...


25 posted on 06/12/2005 10:36:04 AM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: kingattax

Do we know this person?


26 posted on 06/12/2005 10:37:52 AM PDT by RightWhale (I know nothing, and less every day)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel
Start it in your own...

Really nice. Now show this to your Mommy, good boy, she will be so proud! Or run over to DU, you will find many folks of your ilk. I love that ilk, don't you? Really, try DU.

27 posted on 06/12/2005 10:49:56 AM PDT by SandwicheGuy
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To: SandwicheGuy

I think there are more than a few Republicans who agree with me. Remember, Libertarians are the ones who want prostitution and legalized drugs. That doesn't sound too conservative to me.

As for my mommy, I'd think that you were her if you actually gave a sh*t about my language.


28 posted on 06/12/2005 10:57:15 AM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel
As for my mommy, I'd think that you were her if you actually gave a sh*t about my language.

I'm not your mother, the poor soul, I only mention that public swearing is declasse and furthermore detracts from your argument. Move it over to DU where is it accepted as the norm.

29 posted on 06/12/2005 11:11:51 AM PDT by SandwicheGuy
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To: sandydipper
I personally know of individuals that *DID* fly without 'proper ID' before '11 September'. They were/are not a danger to society, just felt that the 'mandatory ID' laws were already too onerous. All that ceased after the Twin Towers attack. Did they become somehow more dangerous because of that incident? No, some idiot simply decided that it would be a good idea to demand it. Never mind that the hijackers had 'proper ID'. Like the anti-gun whackos, it is just a feel-good ploy to placate people by increasing the power of the government by playing on our emotions.

Incidentally, 'proper ID' also consists of two individuals who will swear that they have personal knowledge of who you are, and that you are indeed who you say you are.

Also, did you know that Public Notary's (Government-approved-document-and-'ID'-generators) are required to perform their duties for individuals without any other form of 'ID' other than their personal knowledge of them? Makes you kind of wonder about that little discrepancy in the Mandatory-ID-Is-Splendid chest thumper's rhetoric -for those of you that can still think for yourselves. Makes Me glad Claire Wolfe is no longer lurking or posting here.

30 posted on 06/12/2005 1:08:21 PM PDT by Utilizer (WinDoze "XXX"ES. Adult-rated, ready for the desktop! It STILL sucks -but you already knew that...)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel

My annual property tax on my home in Tennessee was about $560.
My property tax on a similar home here in NH would be roughly $3800. Although there is a sales tax in TN, there is no income tax. It cost me $24 to register my car for a year in Tennessee; $500 here in NH, where they just raised inspection "fees" to $43...no inspection in TN. Roughly $175 to heat my home over a TN winter, nearly $1200 to heat my dwelling in NH.
With Democrats making serious inroads into NH (the M*ssholes you reference), seat belt laws and higher taxes are coming...hang in there. :-)


31 posted on 06/12/2005 3:21:21 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and proud of it!)
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To: SandwicheGuy

Okay, so you must visit them regularly. Hmmm...

Personal attacks are alot more "declasse" than swearing. Especially against somebody's mother. Besides that, she'd probably kick your ass.

For somebody who isn't a Democrat you sure do get offended like one!


32 posted on 06/12/2005 3:26:49 PM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Never (taxes). At least not in my lifetime. Remember "the pledge"?

The seat belt laws might be inevitable due to the driving habits of our southern neighbors.

Property taxes and everything in general costs more in the Northeast corridor, but NH doesn't have alot of the costs that other states in our vicinity have.

I lived in the Dirty South for 5 years and you can have it.


33 posted on 06/12/2005 3:34:26 PM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel
The seat belt laws might be inevitable due to the driving habits of our southern neighbors.

I assume by 'southern neighbors', you are referring to M*ssholechusetts and Rhode Island; recently ranked as the #1 and #2 worst drivers in the nation (although I listed them backwards, RI was #1). I spend a lot of time on the road, and whole-heartedly agree...those idiots should have their cars confiscated.

Dirty South? I concur with regards to the amount of trash on the side of any road that wasn't an Interstate.

34 posted on 06/12/2005 3:40:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and proud of it!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Bingo with regards to the Massholes and Rude Islanders.

As for the Dirty South it's a civil war expression that has seen a resurrection in recent years due to gangsta rap. I was in the Army so I know about that stuff.


35 posted on 06/12/2005 5:44:08 PM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: NHAntiMassRedRebel
Bingo with regards to the Massholes and Rude Islanders.

Rude Islanders...LOL! I've used "Massh*les" for years, but have never heard of that one.

36 posted on 06/12/2005 6:32:39 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and proud of it!)
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To: Utilizer
Just my opinion but we have waaaay too many "laws" on the books and a whole bunch of mediocre people enforcing them.

Just think - prior to 1967 there was NO Federal law regulating the sale of guns. Makes me wonder how we survived.

37 posted on 06/13/2005 7:03:19 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: sandydipper

Agreed. One of the things I find so amusing about the 'proper ID' mantra-chanters is that they literally have no idea what they are talking about. I always ask them if they are or have ever been married, and if they are aware of the two Witnesses part of the ceremony. Long before 'everyone' had a D.L. (another topic for another day) it was common knowledge about the requirement for the two-witness necessity for 'ID'. We have forgotten so much and allowed so many freedoms to slip through our fingers in the intervening years (not I).


38 posted on 06/13/2005 11:55:04 AM PDT by Utilizer (WinDoze "XXX"ES. Adult-rated, ready for the desktop! It STILL sucks -but you already knew that...)
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To: Drammach

Sorry it took so long to reply.

I agree totally, and I really am puzzled as to their utter lack of a coherent policy when some of their ideals are so attractive. (small gov)


39 posted on 06/13/2005 6:00:00 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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