[Watch] Truckers Strike Plans to Shut Down D.C. and Stop Flow for 3 Days

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Baby-Boomers such as myself can probably remember back in the seventies when gas prices rose sharply and without apparent legitimate reason. Back then, Americans were similarly, as today, reluctant to get involved in political activism. That is most Americans were, the modern day version of the American cowboys, the over-the-road truckers, were not.

The OTR patriots conducted slowdowns on Major Highways across the nation and quickly got the attention of the bureaucratic elite of the day. We all know how hard it is to pass an eighteen wheeler under normal conditions. When they don’t want you to pass, it’s pretty tough. But it was tough love; it was for the sake of all of us that they acted.

Now a group of truckers is planning a similar action to shut down Washington, D.C., and transport related commerce in general, for three days beginning on Oct. 11. The protest declares itself to be aimed at the government’s “corruption against the Constitution.”

A quote from the group’s Facebook page describes the group’s position:

“The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight!  Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers!”

An associated video by Ken Allan provides some additional insight: (Warning, Strong Language)

Allan, the narrator in the video, says he has received word from others that “truckers are organizing and are going to shut down D.C.”

A quote from the Facebook page describes in greater detail the specifics which incited the actions, and some of the desired remedies. While the sentence structure may leave a little to be desired, the message still comes through loud and clear. Removal from office and criminal prosecution for the offenders are among the desired results. The statement appears below:

“My fellow patriots this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion [sic] a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions.

It does not matter if a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We the People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner [sic] put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.”

As a holder of a valid CDL myself, (I try to carry a full quiver) I salute my fellow truckers for their patriotic activism against the tyrannical oppression that is steadily encroaching upon the freedoms we used to take for granted. The fight is on; the cowboys are leading the charge.

Rick Wells is an author who contributes to conservative media outlets. You can follow Rick on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Wells/1405080846374047?ref=hl

  • Ginger Hensley

    I hope they do it. I support them. I have heard this would happen in the past but it never materialized. I hope they do carry it out this time. We can do without anything for three days folks, support them.

  • Hillbilly Transport

    Good Lord, looks like we’ve got ourselves a CONVOY! Support the truckers!

  • Robert J DeTar

    the bikers pulled it off with about 1.2 mil showing up, although the MSM won’t report on it. If the truckers can do it too, looks like we’ve got enough for a revolution :)

  • Pablo Lopez

    is this y obama is putting preparations n for everything to be delivered n everyone trained by october 1st for declaration of martial law for october? http://freepatriot.org/2013/09/18/watch-fema-dhs-386000-foreign-troops-now-on-u-s-soil-obama-issuing-martial-law-in-october/?fb_source=pubv1

  • Max Thurman

    The bikers were great, but the government, and the news media, just ignored them ! We need EVERY AMERICAN PATRIOT to converge on Washington D.C., and make it standing room only ! We need to show OBAMA & CONGRESS that We The People are fed up with the way that they are running this country ! ………IT’S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE !

  • rich1103

    It is past time that a group stoud up. Washington is so full of crooks it is disqusting a WE THE PEOPLE MEAN NOTHING ANYMORE.

  • Juan Rocha

    Men i wish i was still Driving O.T.R i really miss every thing even the diesel smell on Truck Stops the motors running and of course my C.B

  • Bernard Kayes

    move over tea party some real cowboys are comin to ,the rodeo !

  • John

    Honestly, when diesel is the least in cost to produce, it’s highest in price sends a clear message.

  • Anne Walker

    American Patriot is also posting articles about FEMA camp III and martial law coming in October. What if Obummer users the truckers strike to justify martial law and a takeover of the country? Just a thought.

    http://freepatriot.org/2013/09/18/watch-fema-dhs-386000-foreign-troops-now-on-u-s-soil-obama-issuing-martial-law-in-october/

  • steelhorsecavalry

    gas is a byproduct that must be bleed off from making motor oil and diesel …yes when the price of a dollar is 2 cents and fuel is 4 dollars it send a clear message/ at the same time they give guns and money to the very people making bombs and shooting guns at service men and women in us uniforms….(including civilians) …rally your communitys and prepare plan of action…the time of pauls ride has returned

  • Sarah

    I think this is an awesome move….just like the bikers….Real hardworking Americans doing what NEEDS to be done. Prayers for you all.

  • Sarah

    I was thinking the same thing but I can’t imagine Americans putting up with martial law. A huge portion of our police, army etc are angry too and will not stand down for this one. The portion of government on the side of the people will have to do “something” at least i hope.

  • Christopher Goad Jr.

    Amen brothers and sisters of the road,many Prayers and support to all. May the Lord guide and protect everyone throughout this Awesome Journey of our freedom and country.

  • Dcp5674

    Yes! You go gang and let those bastards know AMERICAN CITIZEN HAVE HAD IT WITH THE “WORST”ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY!

  • John Puffer

    I feel they need to do it during the week- not the weekend, D.C. is closed on the weekend

  • James Paterson

    Its about time, we all need to stand up to this trainwreck of a government. Time to institute a revolution

  • janet leroy

    Do it during the week when it sends a bigger message!Obama is going to put martial law into effect no matter what!He is just as bad as the tyrants they are complaining about!Obama and Israel think they are going to take over the world!If the American people do not stand up against this government,we will be in a world of hurt and possibly WWIII!!!

  • SillyPlanet

    Rock on truckers…however there weren’t any armed drones in the 70’s….keep your eyes to the skies….

  • Pablo Lopez

    also might think of doing it everywhere not just D.C. shut down the country and take it back

  • archer
  • Justin Hemp

    This should be your theme song “Convoy”.

  • Justin Hemp
  • atrucker

    this is nonsense, as a trucker I can tell you this will not happen

  • Sharon ODonnell

    Can’t we do that everywhere on Oct 13th 2013. As We don’t need to be in DC- thanks Truckers we are with you! We don’t need to be on Overpasses -Thanks Overpass Impeachment people …with you too . and the 800,000 bikers who already showed their Stripes.- Thanks!..Couldn’t We ALL in every town just yell out our car windows on October 13 th and stop traffic everywhere -We’re not gonna take it anymore and God Bless America. with all the Rebel yelling Spirit in the US .huh? .Don’t Fuck with US!

  • John Carson

    hate to be a negative nancy.. but, not going to happen.. DHS will shut them down.. signed, realist rob.

  • Jeffrey L. Corklin

    Yes, the clear message is….the demand for diesel is now at an all time high.

  • Jeffrey L. Corklin

    Why would you do this on a weekend, that doesn’t make any sense? Here’s a news flash, most government agencies are closed on the weekend, so, just who exactly are you going to be shutting down?

  • NeverAgain

    It’s about time people start standing up to the government,OUR employees, I doubt this will get coverage,maybe FOX will cover some of it,I want too see it. I think at least one would pull a trailer so the N0bama Admin and his minions can be loaded up and moving out.

  • Patrick Lawrence

    We need to get the bikers back to ride with them, let’s shove solidarity in the face of the tyrants that run our country.

  • USA come together

    Please tell me why you think it would not happen? I have loved the idea when gas prices first went up. But I know that it is hard on anyone who strikes, everyone in their family has to pay, but no one sticks together anymore. I would 100% support, if all the truckers did a strike US wide, stay home and park, it would shut down the US in what a week? Maybe even 3 days, truckers hold the power, but no one sticks together anymore. Really not trying to say anything impolite, sorry if I offended you, it’s just my option and I was wondering why you think, as a driver, it would not work. Thank you for your time.
    Diesel is a by product of gas, why is it more, who is making the money?

  • David

    Bad planning its a holiday weekend DC will already be shut down you will only piss off the people who live there.

  • Brendan Preston

    Loving it. Good job patriots. These are our employees and they must listen to the people.
    Be safe.

    Since you are going to be there, please remove anyone (not just muslims) in our government that doesn’t uphold the constitution. I don’t care which book, written thousands of years ago in a desert, their parents made them read.

    Further, fuel prices are outrageous so stopping by ExxonMobil or Chevron HQ’s could help. Not sure what the government has to do with their ungodly profits. (If you didn’t blame Bush when fuel was $5 per gallon, don’t blame Obama.)

    Thank you and good luck all.

  • Tom Gilbert

    and i suggest the citizens (talkin’ about the patriots,now) boycott the economy during these days also. buy what u need in advance then do absolutely no business in support of the strike. buy nothing from nobody. no financial transactions of any kind. let’s just see if we can help make a difference.

  • Tom Gilbert

    easy fix, Jeffrey. we have our own petroleum. ur gov is in the way of reduced prices on just about everything due to transportation costs.

  • John Carson

    this ‘3 day strike’ will Not happen in DC… bcz simply put.. DHS has already commented on this… any trucks on the Beltway without a load.. is illegal.. so… that means.. DHS will be prepared to move in…. it would accomplish nothing but headaches.for ”the people”.. and the criminal politicians in DC will not even be informed or give a shit a less. companies will just stock up on goods like a holiday…

    a trucker strike nationwide for two weeks… would do serious damage on the economy and would only make fuel prices and everything else a dollar buys, Even Higher. OPEC and fuel companies, along with all other corporations, would seize the moment before the dollar dropped more in value. yes, before the ”dollar dropped more in value”… that is exactly what a nationwide trucker strike would do… actions have consequences. so if you want to crash our currency and finish off this country and it’s currency for the politicians… then go ahead and be their ”useful idiots”

  • POTrucker

    Holding up goods that may be destine to our troops overseas is patriotic? I am a Trucker also and I won’t support this. Even if your truck is empty a traffic jam like the one that is planed around Washington D.C. will hold something going to them. Something they may desperately need to survive. If you don’t realize this the please don’t call your self a Trucker. You are a steering wheel holder.

  • Kim Craig Dixon

    The government needs to know they do not control us

  • Anony

    I’m in support of the truckers to do this and to stand up against the government in any way, but I bet this will not happen. I heard the same story of trucks cloggin up DC traffic for a few days back in the mid 2000 when bush was in office and nothing ever happened… So like I said, more power to them if they do it, but I don’t see it happening.

  • IAmAProudAmerican

    The patriotic bikers did it, so I have lots of faith that the trucks will too!! We must support them!

  • Troubleshooter

    Hopefully this is a measure to obstruct the FEMA Region 3 False Flag Occupation by foreign troops.

  • Oggie

    I support the truckers but why only just unconstitutional muslisms should be removed? Shouldn’t we get rid of all unconstitutional politicians?

  • Mike Knapp

    and you POTrucker is why there is never a change cowards like you .don’t stick together you SCAB…i have drove truck over the road for many years . and this is what needs to happen ..even though im sure there aren’t enough old time drivers like myself that will stick together . these idiot new drivers cant even wipe their own asses ….COWARD WEEK YELLOW STREAK ASSHOLE .

  • Mike Knapp

    LET IT PISS THEM OFF WHO CARES LETS STICK TOGETHER

  • CharlieWait

    Then we will do it without you.

    Now just go away.

  • Joe Sills

    The cattle Truckers need to stop as well then DC would listen real fast.

  • former coal miner obamas fault

    hell yea boys shut her down, I don’t believe these boys in knows they are flirtin with disaster

  • former coal miner obamas fault

    in dc

  • Veslon

    We already have awful traffic in DC. Today there were two wrecks within a half mile. Its going to rain again tomorrow. How many congressmen will be on the road? zero. The president? Helicopter. This will just piss off people that live and work here. If anything they should go to all the golf courses if they want to send a message to DC bigwigs.