Trucker Rally Headed to D.C. to Protect Constitution

    October 8, 2013
    Brian Powell
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Trucker culture here in the United States is perhaps one of the more unique phenomena in the world. Our entire economic success depends upon a group of individuals who are willing to drive an exhausting amount of hours across a vast continent in a HUGE, unreliable, scary death-trap mobile. And as all kids constantly demonstrate through their vertical Tiger Woods-esque whistle-tooting motion, truckers generally accept their fate with a decent attitude.

However, a recent rally organized through social media proves that truckers have finally lost “it”. Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling the logistics of the protest, and Zeeda Andrews, a former country singer, have organized the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally. The aim of the protest, according to their website flyer, is to “restore our Constitutional Republic”:

“Independent Truckers of America are essentially operating on extremely low; and in most cases working below minimum wage, and all paying exorbitant fuel costs and fees. American truckers are also very politically astute and great patriots, they are all well aware of what is happening to our U.S. Constitution. Through this campaign, they are leading the convoy of all Americans coast-to-coast who wish to restore our constitutional republic. America is calling out to our Patriots, and if any group can help lead the charge to save our nation, it’s the U.S. truckers.”

How exactly do the truckers plan to restore our constitutional republic, you ask? If it is left up to Earl Conlon, it will be by arresting all the prominent politicians in Washington he personally hates: “We are not going to ask for impeachment. We are coming whether they like it or not. We’re not asking for impeachment, we’re asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office.”

Conlon seems particularly irked by those politicians he believes have aided in provided weapons to al-Qaeda members in Syria. In particular, Conlon has singled out President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Dianne Feinstein.

Conlon and his group of fellow truckers are not just full of empty threats, either. The truckers current plan is to all head to D.C. in their rigs and circle the Beltway 3 lanes deep (leaving one lane open for emergency vehicles, of course). If any car wants to be able to get past the convoy, they must write “T2SDA” (Truckers to Shut Down America) on their vehicle. Conlon stated, “It’s going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter, [and] if cops decide to give us a hard time, we’re going to lock the brakes up, we’re going to stop right there, we’re going to be a three lane roadblock.”

Conlon doesn’t end his vehemence with a simple road-blockage, though: “We want these people arrested, and we’re coming in with the grand jury to do it. 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.”

What that way is, Conlon does not state. The trucker movement seems to be eerily similar to the Tea Party movement in its early rhetoric. For instance, take a look at this fantastic bit of their flyer-manifesto:

“We are Americans who run the United States of America — it’s not run by a bunch of Global Banking Cartels. This is our house; our country; our government, and each of us needs to take ownership of how we succeed in this event. If we want to save our country, we will do so. If we don’t, it will be because you as an individual wanted someone else to save it for you — this is why we are in this mess — because we trusted our government and the politicians who’ve promised they would serve the people.

“Look where that has gotten us. It’s time for each of us to say enough is enough & show them who runs this country. Let’s make them panic by getting off the couch. We the people will save our country.”

Their purpose and logic seemingly make sense. The American people have become complacent and apathetic toward the state of the United States due to their apparent lack of political power. However, there is one key piece of information the trucker movement seems to be overlooking. In writing the Constitution, the Founding Fathers voiced their opinion on the standing army. While the writers and framers of the Constitution understood the implicit problems with a standing army, they also knew that the United States would be crippled if it did not provide for a strong military force, hence the reason for the wording of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. However, because the United States regularly re-budgets its military finances, we essentially have a “standing army”.

Nowhere does Conlon nor his fellow truckers account for how they will deal with the use of force by our nation’s military. However, I like to think it would come in a form somewhat similar to this:

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  • Interesting Take

    Mainstream media will never cover this put many people are aware that what happened during 9/11 was a power grab that was intended to destroy the Constitution and our freedoms. The Patriot Acts were in place before 9/11 and all they needed was an incident where Americans would give up their freedoms. 9/11 was that incident. Out of fear Americans gave up everything. Just as with Pearl Harbor, the people running this country knew that the only thing that would motivate the American public was an attack on the country (people forget that Congress and the public were staunchly opposed to going to war in 1940).

    Most people have not read the Patriot Acts. That is a shame because what is happening is just the start of things to come. If you do anything, at least read sections 213 and 215 and the provisions regarding National Security Letters (NSLs). The Patriot Acts set a very dangerous precedent that extends beyond the acts themselves. Everyday in this nation, people are being sentenced to prison terms for victimless crimes and crimes that do not even happen. They package it nicely by saying they are “preventing” crimes but in reality, they are packing the prison system full because in the contracts of private prisons there are clauses which maintain that prisons will always be at least 85% to 90% full. Prison is big business in this nation and many innocent people are going to them. We have over 2,000,000 prisoners in this nation and that figure does not take into account the number of detainees, people on parole, or probation. We have less than 5% of the world’s population and over 25% of the world’s prisoners. We are simply not free.

    Lets take a quick look at the things converging in this country:

    Patriot Acts and establishment of extreme nationalism.
    NSA Spying Program designed specifically to monitor domestic citizens.
    Push to Ban Paper Currency and move to electronic currency.
    Push to Ban Guns so as to render the masses impotent to repel any threats.
    Establishment of Martial Law Protocols in every major city.
    Increase in domestic police (TSA Agents, Homeland Security, Local Police).
    Largest prison population in the world and construction of FEMA detention centers.
    Closing of all our borders.
    Attack on the middle class and growth of the poor class.

    If you look at pre-WWII Germany, they had elements of everything listed above. Growing up, I often heard people wonder why in the world no one saw the signs that Hitler would rise to power and how could tyranny overcome a whole country so quickly. Well ladies and gentleman, we need to make the mistakes of the past and notice the signs too.

    They are listed above.

  • People Laugh

    People laugh but there is a lot of real discontent in this country. Why do you think the NSA is concentrating on a DOMESTIC spying program. It isn’t for the terrorists. It is for the American people. The people that run the NSA aren’t stupid. They study history and realize that most governments are overthrown by the people within the country and not by terrorists.

    People have not trusted their government since Kennedy got shot. Almost, 95% of the public now believe that Oswald did not kill Kennedy and that it was a conspiracy. The events of 9/11 are going to prove to be bigger than the Kennedy conspiracy. It is actually following the pattern of the Kennedy conspiracy. At first no one believed it was a conspiracy, then 5 years later 15 percent believed, then 10 years later 35 percent believed — every day, as information comes to light, more people are questioning everything about 9/11. The Kennedy situation will be nothing compared to the 9/11 situation in 10 years.

    As for the military, the founding fathers clearly stated that the military should never turn on its own people. Never. Unfortunately, recently, a US Air Force Training manual identified the founding fathers as extremists. So if you think like them, you might actually find yourself on a watch list.

  • @People Laugh

    You are very right. The media just never reports on what you are talking about. Many people have come forward with new evidence about 9/11, but the media just won’t report on it.

    The government constantly lies to the American people. Yet, Americans blindly think what they say is the truth. Americans are sheep.

  • munkle

    The article gets one thing wrong, the “standing army” they refer to is the DHS a force with no foreign military mission which is accumulating weapons of war, such as over of billion rounds of hollow point ammunition and thousands of armored vehicles. http://www.webpronews.com/trucker-rally-headed-to-d-c-to-protect-constitution-2013-10