Truckers to Block DC Highways . . . Just Kidding!
As if having a powerful Tea Party contingent in government isn’t enough fun, now their supporters are taking to Washington, DC’s roadways. A group entitled “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” has threatened to descend on I-495 starting Friday, October 11, for three days to shut down the major route surrounding the city. The trucks would block traffic and commuters would have a very hard time getting through unless they have T2SDA — an acronym for Truckers to Shut Down America — written on their vehicle in support.
So what’s their beef? According to US News and World Report, little things like gas prices, low wages, fuel prices, regulations, the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, President Obama and “the corruption that is destroying America.” They’re not asking for much. They just want Obama to be impeached and members of Congress who “support to arm Syrian rebels” to be arrested. This comes from Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who has become a spokesperson for the movement who also reported:
“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.”
No word on how they’re going to do that arresting, as if they tried to do it themselves it would be considered kidnapping. Oh, and according to the group’s Facebook page, Conlon doesn’t actually speak for the group.
And now, in further breaking news, Conlon isn’t sure he’s going to be able to stop by.
“Nothing gets the attention of the mainstream media like some sort of disastrous threat. I knew it was going to ruffle some feathers. First of all, we know it would not be right to go to D.C. to lock down the city by the Belt loop. That wouldn’t be fair to the people there.”
While there may still be some truckers in the area honking furiously on Friday, they won’t intentionally shut down traffic, he further explained. But the group has received support. Their Facebook page has received 66,000 likes. And there was talk that Canadian truckers might join the party for some reason, too. And Glenn Beck is all about it!
Good thing this isn’t a well-oiled machine.
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