Some of you wonder why, when I rant and rave about how pissed off at some Republicans I am, I don’t leave the Republican party. There are several reasons, one of which is that I think I am a Republican- at least I used to be before we became overwhelmed with the need to rell everyone how to run their damned personal lives. This, via Wizbangblog, is the second reason why I have not made the Libertarian party my home:
A Keene Libertarian who tried to board a flight carrying nothing but a Bible and a copy of the Declaration of Independence was arrested yesterday 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’s wife, Kat Dillon, said her husband has refused to have his bail posted and will remain in jail until his arraignment tomorrow. She said sheriff’s deputies were very kind in handling the incident.
“He went in with his Bible and his declaration, and when he refused to be patted down and all that, the sheriffs led him off and arrested him,” she said in a phone interview yesterday afternoon.
Kanning, an accountant and staunch Libertarian, said last week he hoped his actions would highlight what he considers overly burdensome state intrusion.
“What he was trying to get across is that people need to be able to travel with dignity,” said his wife. “They’ve just gotten to a point where security is ridiculous.”
I bet he looks like this guy:
So, for those reasons, and the fact that I am not certifiably insane, I remain a Republican.