NH: Man Without I.D. Vows to Board Flight or be Jailed
Manchester, NH, May 18, 2005 - Inspired by New Hampshire's "outlaw
manicurist," another Granite Stater is stepping forward - literally -
to defy license-related laws. Russell Kanning of Keene has announced
he will approach a Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
checkpoint at Manchester airport on June 11 and refuse to cooperate
with the requirement to show ID until he is arrested.
"In a free country," he says, "you do not need the government's
permission to travel." "My goal is to visit Independence Hall by
flying to Philadelphia, but I will refuse to show identification.
Before airport security was federalized in 2001, I was free to do
this, but not anymore."