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Happening now! Truckers roaring into D.C.

October 11, 2013

Big rigs invading nation’s capitol to protest assault on Constitution

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.

A trucker convoy traveling on the Capital Beltway.  (Photo: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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.

As  the day progressed, there were no reports of significant problems, as well as no  confirmation on the number of truckers involved.

WTVR reported police said as long as the truckers follow the law, there will  be no interference with them.

But  the station sent a reporter to a truck stop designated for a staging area,  and came away with a few pointed comments about Washington operations.

“The way Congress is doing, they’ve basically throwed our Constitution in the  trash,” Alabama trucker Brad Higgins told the station.

Add Stanley Levy, from Ohio. “Every time I turn around, I’m paying taxes,  taxes, taxes, taxes, taxes. Come on, we’re 17 trillion dollars in debt – it’s  like a credit card.”

And Tom Null from Indiana told the station, “We’re going to participate in  the demonstration around the beltway in D.C. We just want to let government know  that we’re tired of them doing unconstitutional things constantly. We don’t like  the way the banking is going, with the Fed printing $85 billion dollars every  month, diluting our money. My tires are costing 500 bucks apiece now.”

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.”

A reporter filed the following phone report on Friday’s convoy:

Earlier, the “Million Vet March on the  Memorials” was announced for Sunday at 9 a.m. Eastern at the World War II  memorial on the National Mall, the location where rangers under orders from the  White House tried, unsuccessfully, to prevent vets from visiting.

The announcement said the group Special Operations Speaks is organizing the  rally because the Obama administration “is using the government shutdown as an  excuse to keep our veterans from acknowledging the debt owed to them and their  predecessors.”

“This is unforgivable. It is also unjustified, as no taxpayer funds are spent  by keeping these shrines open. We will open them ourselves, if that’s what it  takes,” said the group, founded by former Navy SEAL Larry Bailey.

“We know that there may be some degree of confrontation, given the  anti-military attitude of the administration. It is our intention to avoid  confrontation, and we request that you join us in avoiding any kind of physical  contact with park rangers, police, or other law-enforcement personnel. Give them  no excuse to hijack the moment.” the organization said.

On its website, there was no waffling about the blame, however.

“In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our  nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans!”  the website says. “The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial …  the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his  will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American  people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs.”

The message to veterans continued: “Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is  behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the  democratic system, the republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that  simple.”

Two actions are urged, to sign a petition  demanding the opening of the memorials and attendance at the rally.

Scheduled to speak is Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, a member of the House  Foreign Affairs Committee who is helping lead the investigation of the attack on  the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

“Americans have had enough of this shoddy treatment of those who saved our  country from tyranny,” said Belinda Bee, organizer of “2 Million Bikers to D.C.”  “These are men in their 80s and 90s. They can’t come back next month or next  year. This is their chance to share in this American experience dedicated to  their heroism. And yet, this administration was willing to lock them out of a  memorial that normally is unguarded in an attempt to score political points. We,  the leadership of ’2 Million Bikers To DC,’ urge you to join in this important  rally.”

The previous rally by bikers took over the city on the same day an event  billed as the “Million Muslim March” was to be held. Muslims renamed it the  “Million American March Against Fear,” but only a few dozen people appeared.

Instead, the city was taken over by bikers exhibiting their patriotism and  displeasure with Washington.

Mark  Segraves of the NBC affiliate in Washington reported at midday Sept. 11 that  only “about 25 people,” including activist Cornel West, were at the Muslim  march, with a group of Christians about the same size nearby.

In a video interview with MRCTV, the Muslim march organizers would not fault  Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks:

However, the counter-protest by bikers, on Sept. 11, was in evidence  everywhere.

Driving in from Canada and from all over the United States, the bikers, who  were denied a permit for their demonstration, were flooding the capital.

At approximately 1 p.m., “2 Million Bikers to DC” Facebook page co-founder  Belinda Bee posted that police had counted nearly 1 million bikers are on the  streets of Washington.

The American Muslim Political Action Committee originally planned the  Muslims’ march and ended up facing criticism for scheduling it on the  anniversary of 9/11.

But organizers insisted the name was changed because many non-Muslim  Americans “are terrified of Muslims, who are portrayed by Hollywood and the US  media as fanatical terrorists.”

AMPAC also claims Muslims, too, “live in fear – of being dragged off in the  night to Guantanamo and tortured, simply for the crime of being Muslim in the  wrong place at the wrong time.”

Organizers refused to change the date of the march, which marked 12 years  since the attack by 19 Muslims on New York City and Washington.

“September 11th, 2001 was the beginning of a new era of fear,” the organizers  insisted. “Since 9/11, Americans have been terrorized by the media.”

The bikers, meanwhile, have stated their opposition to Obama’s push to  “fundamentally transform” the U.S.

Radio giant Rush Limbaugh said Sept. 11 the American public as a whole did  not understand what Obama was intending to do when he campaigned in 2008 with  that remark.

“They had no idea that fundamentally transforming the United States of  America meant turning the Constitution of the United States on its head,”  Limbaugh said.

“They had no idea that transforming the United States of America meant  getting rid of capitalism and replacing it with socialism. They had no idea that  it meant co-opting one-sixth of the U.S. economy by the government, the  health-care business. They had no idea what Obama was promising. They thought  they knew, but they didn’t. Some of them may now not even know, but the bikers  in D.C. know – and knew.”

Credit To:  WND.COM

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