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3,000 Truckers taking on Washington.

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/07/truckers-to-block-beltway-arrest-congressmen/2940205/

Brace yourselves, Washington, D.C., drivers. Angry truckers are coming to town Friday as part of a three-day protest to "shut down America" and "restore our Constitutional Republic."

Enraged by low wages, fuel prices, regulations, the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, President Obama and "the corruption that is destroying America," the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" aims to tie up three lanes of Interstate 495 circling the nation's capital, with big rigs traveling 55 mph, an organizer told U.S. News & World Report.

Last week, one of the promoters said 3,000 truckers had said they planned to participate in the holiday-weekend rally. Two convoys reportedly will leave from the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va.

The "general strike" seeks to enlist sympathetic motorists — and will let them pass if they display the group's calling card: T2SDA, which stands for "Truckers to Shut Down America," the original name.

The group behind the rally, "Ride for the Constitution," said in a news release that the "stage is now set for what we now consider the last peaceful defensive stand in a war that has been declared by Wall Street, Washington, and the Whitehouse upon the American people."

But a Georgia trucker handling logistics, Earl Conlon, told U.S. News & World Report that he and other truckers would block the highway if police intervened and that they also would try to arrest members of Congress for disregarding the Constitution.

"We want these people arrested, and we're coming in with the grand jury to do it," he said. "We are going to ask the law enforcement to uphold their constitutional oath and make these arrests. If they refuse to do it, by the power of the people of the United States and the people's grand jury, they don't want to do it, we will. ... We the people will find a way."

In a statement posted to its Facebook page Monday evening, the Truckers Ride said Conlon did not speak for the group.

Folks, here's the entire scoop on US News & World Report attempting to get a sensational title from someone not authorized to speak on behalf of all peaceful protesters. As we approach the event, this is what we can expect from the MSM and potential saboteurs --- but NOTHING will stop us!

Monday, Twitter suspended the T2SDA account, but #T2SDA remained active.

 

So, what do you all think? Will it do any good? I've also seen posts on facebook from these truckers saying to stock up on food and gas.

by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I think it's going to take a lot more than 3,000 truckers to make a difference.  They'll give Washington a headache, but I applaud them for taking action.

jessiesluv
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM

 I agree. People are just so fed up, I don't think they know what to do.

I'm surprised we haven't seen the American people rising up against government yet.

Quoting Anonymous:

I think it's going to take a lot more than 3,000 truckers to make a difference.  They'll give Washington a headache, but I applaud them for taking action.

 

MissImperfect
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM
It makes me nervous about my husband coming home this weekend from Quantico. I hope he's leaving tomorrow or if he is leaving fri this doesn't interfere
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM
Good for them! At least someone is standing up and taking action! This is where it starts, this is what our country needs. People ask what they do about it well this. This is what you do about it, you stand up and let our government know this is bull shit and we arn't buying it anymore!!
Canvas_says
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Glad my husband won't take part.

PookaboosMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM
Tell him to make a sign just in case. Then he might be allowed thru. :-) lol

Quoting MissImperfect:

It makes me nervous about my husband coming home this weekend from Quantico. I hope he's leaving tomorrow or if he is leaving fri this doesn't interfere
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM
Man it sucks living in WA, because every store about DC always says Washington in the headline. Very confusing, but I love WA anyway.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM
The American people need to follow Egypt's example! They made history and changed their future, we need to do the same!

Quoting jessiesluv:

 I agree. People are just so fed up, I don't think they know what to do.


I'm surprised we haven't seen the American people rising up against government yet.


Quoting Anonymous:


I think it's going to take a lot more than 3,000 truckers to make a difference.  They'll give Washington a headache, but I applaud them for taking action.


 

jessiesluv
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

 Is there a reason why you don't want him to?

It's only a 3 day protest I believe.

Quoting Canvas_says:

Glad my husband won't take part.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM
From what I've heard, not only are these truckers marching on dc, but all truckers are supposedly going on strike from Fri-sun.


Quoting Anonymous:

I think it's going to take a lot more than 3,000 truckers to make a difference.  They'll give Washington a headache, but I applaud them for taking action.


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