happening now! truckers roaring into d.c.
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Since: Sep 09
#1 Oct 11, 2013
Dozens of big rig drivers and long-haul truckers took to the highways around Washington, D.C., Friday in a protest of the extra-constitutional activities of Congress and the president, as a weekend of planned political statements launched.
CBS reported that at one point, truckers were side-by-side-by-side-by-side across four lanes of Interstate 95 and were blocking traffic until a Virginia State Police officer pulled them over.
After talking with the officer, the trucks resumed their drive at a speed of about 40 mph, up from the 10 mph they had been going, the report said.
The truckers met at a travel plaza near Doswell, Va., to launch their protest on the Capital Beltway of what they view as an out of control government.
It’s just the latest in a series of citizen protests in Washington to try to get the attention of President Obama and Congress amid inside-the-beltway fights over Obamacare, funding the military, the administration’s shutdown of national parks, the poor economy and a long list of additional issues.
And it’s not the last.
The group called “2 Million Bikers to D.C.,” which held a Sept. 11 rally in Washington, clogged traffic then while expressing members’ patriotism and faith in the U.S., but opposition to the socialist agenda now being pursued.
That group has voiced its support for the “Truckers to Shut Down America,” which also has been called “Ride for the Constitution,” in a statement on their Facebook page.
The bikers also are in support – and plan to join – a rally by vets in Washington, the “Million Vet March on the Memorials, which is set for Sunday.
An online service detailing information about commutes in Washington reported there had been several accidents, and several sections where travel times were being extended, but no major closures or other impacts.
This link is to a series of traffic cameras around Washington.
One trucker from Georgia told WND that members of Congress are not keeping their oath of office to protect the nation and the Constitution.
“If they refused to obey their oath and uphold the law we the people would find a way,” said Earl Conlon.“What is important is that the truckers and patriot’s voices get heard.”
Online, the bikers group said without truckers, consumers would have nothing.
They wrote:“If you own it – a trucker brought it to where you could buy it. If you have a garden the seed for that garden came by truck. The only thing the truck didn’t deliver was the plot of ground.”
The truckers’ event had been organized loosely on Facebook pages, and sympathetic demonstrations also were planned in other parts of the country, for those unable to make the drive to Washington.
Supporters expected several thousand trucks in Washington, which because of the size of the mostly 18-wheelers, could create a significant impact on Washington traffic.
But one of the Facebook pages had more than 123,000 “likes,” which may or may not convert into high levels of participation.
“Truckers Ride for the Constitution” co-organizer Benn Pam believes that the coming together of three rallies in D.C. on the same weekend could make things interesting.
“It is about to hit the fan in big chunks.’2 Million Bikers to D.C.’ is organizing for a protective detail for WWII veterans to monuments,” Pam said.
Pam added that it’s time for the American people to make their will known.
“The United States is now a dictatorship, ruled by the decrees of one man. Spy agencies dominate the government and the people. There is no rule of law. The Constitution is shredded,” Pam said.“It’s time to rise up.”
Since: Sep 09
#2 Oct 11, 2013
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