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