Wade Hicks, Jr., was on his way to Japan to visit his Navy wife who is stationed there. But during a layover in Hawaii he became stranded as the US federal govenment has put him on a no-fly list. Doug Hagmann writes:
The above events took place on October 14, 2012. The victim in this case is one Wade Hicks, Jr., 34, a U.S. citizen and resident of Gulfport, Mississippi. I personally checked him out and verified his story. With his permission, I conducted a “basic” background check of Mr. Hicks, Jr. He has no criminal record. He is not a “wanted” man. By all normal and visible accounts, Mr. Hicks, Jr. appears to be a law abiding member of society. I did find, however, that he is an outspoken “patriot” and openly critical of the NDAA. He is a former talk-show host of a small, local radio station known for its “patriotic bias.” He is a member of “Patriots for America” and the Mississippi Preparedness Project. He is openly vocal about the erosion of our rights – and it certainly looks like he has been proven correct. Is that now a crime worthy of being denied the ability to travel freely within the United States?
This is an egregious and recalcitrant violation of the fundamental right of the American people to move freely within the country. The United States has become a totalitarian police state. This incident is the equivalent of a dead canary.
Here is the dangerous Wade Hicks, Jr., giving a speech during a Tea Party demonstration in 2009: