February 15, 2012
Don’t Strip Our Rights featured on the Huffington Post.
February 13, 2012
On the morning of Jan. 20th, I headed off to the Manchester airport to tell the TSA “Don’t Strip Our Rights” in response to the unnecessary and invasive strip searches of elderly ladies Lenore Zimmerman, Linda Kallish, and Ruth Sherman by TSA agents at NYC’s Kennedy airport in December. Wearing nothing but pink lingerie in below freezing weather, I passed out TSA related literature both inside and outside of the airport and attempted to connect with individuals who were traveling to and from New Hampshire; taking the opportunity to educate them about the immorality inherent in the TSA’s standard procedures, the oppressive and tyrannical federal government, and the ideas of liberty.
My demonstration of peaceful resistance was so well received that Derrick J. Freeman and I decided to hold another “Don’t Strip Our Rights” event on Thursday, Feb. 2, again at the Manchester airport. We handed out over 250 flyers in our underwear while avoiding any initiation of force against us by agents of the state. A Londonderry police officer even affirmed that doing this is our right as granted by the constitution.
This form of activism, for me, is not without a fair amount of risk. Due to the fact that I am free on personal recognizance because of actions I took on January 9th when I was arrested for chalking “Free Ademo” on the front of the Manchester District Court building; if I am arrested again for any reason, I could be caged on charges of contempt of court until March 22, which is my next court date for the chalking. In addition to the risk involuntarily imposed upon me and my actions by the state, Derrick J. is currently out on bail for actions he took in his “Give Peace A Chance” arrest last September. His bail conditions can be viewed in detail at LiveFreeOrDance.com, and the key condition is that he refrain from partaking in any action which results in another arrest.
After careful consideration of the inherent risk to reward ratio, Derrick and I each still decided to participate in this important anti-TSA activism. I hope that our actions show others that they too can stand up for their rights without having force initiated against them by the oppressors.
Therefore, I am asking for others to join me in telling the TSA “Don’t Strip Our Rights”. While I cannot guarantee the actions of law enforcement officers in cities across America, I can guarantee that if any force or caging is initiated against any peaceful person participating in a “Don’t Strip Our Rights” event, that it will be very public and that I will personally invest my utmost efforts and resources into making those initiating the force or caging look very, very bad.
In consideration of this fact of matter; if you believe as I do that TSA procedures are conducted in direct violation of inherent human rights and are therefore a crime against humanity, I ask that you take this as an opportunity to stand up to tyranny and oppression and make the choice to participate in this event at your local airport. And yes, I am available to travel to your city to participate in your event 🙂
Video of Don’t Strip Our Rights held at the Manchester airport, Thursday Feb. 2
January 27, 2012
“Don’t Strip Our Rights”, held at the Manchester airport on Friday, Jan. 20th, was a huge success in large part due to the many talented liberty media representatives from Free Keene, Cop Block, and Ladies in Keene who covered the event, Adam of Marijuana Muscle who is including it in a video project he is working on which focuses on the activism here in Keene, Free Keene blogger Jason Rapsher who so expediently released this video the day after the event, and to my video editor/graphics designer Beau Davis for creating the awesome flier and video you see featured in this post; his work speaks for itself.
Additionally, I must thank the individuals at the airport who were acting as agents of the state for doing the right thing that day. They regarded me with the same level of respect in which I regarded them and did not interfere with my peaceful demonstration by initiating any force such as arrest and/or caging against me.
I plan to return to the Manchester airport on Groundhog Day, Thursday, Feb. 2 to do it again, this time with a guest activist; to be announced.
The main goals of this event are to raise awareness of the violations on natural rights inherent in standard TSA procedures, to educate others on the ideas of liberty, and to promote a truly peaceful society.
As featured on:
Visit Natural Born Anarchist to read the full text of the literature I was handing out in the video.