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Truckers Ride for the Constitution Event Will Begin Friday

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First it was on. Then it was off. Now it’s back on again.

No, we aren’t talking about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (pretty sure that relationship is still over)–we’re taking about the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” protest that is heading to Washington. Congress has their shutdown, and now a bunch of truckers are planning a D.C. shutdown of their own.

According to the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” group on Facebook that has more than 100,000 fans, “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!”

The group was created September 23, just a week before the government shutdown went into effect. The truckers, whose numbers could reach 10,000, plan to shutdown the Beltway for three days, taking up two lanes and keeping a third clear for emergency vehicles. The I-495 Beltway is a 64-mile stretch of Interstate highway that surrounds Washington, D.C.

Earl Conlon, the face of the protest, says that only supporters of the Constitution ride will be allowed a relatively easy passage on the Beltway. “Everybody that doesn’t have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck. Nobody in, nobody out. It’s going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter, 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 said.

Conlon and his group, who say they aren’t affiliated with either Republicans or Democrats, plan to demand the arrest of Congressmen for violating the Constitution, plus they want Obama to step down.

“”We are coming whether they like it or not. We are not going to ask for impeachment,” Conlon said. “We’re asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office.”

State police in Virginia won’t interfere with the truckers as long as no laws are broken:

What do you think about the Truckers Ride for the Constitution event? Respond below.

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Truckers Ride for the Constitution Event Will Begin Friday


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  • Tim

    This Obama and DC is too large time to let them know shut down DC got my support!!!

  • David Barber

    all for it obama and the rest of his communist friends must go wish I could be there

    • Hmm

      It is not just Obama … it is all of them. All of them. Democrats and Republicans.

  • Bigger Problems

    I don’t think the average American really understands what is at stake now. Don’t just look at this country — look globally. There are tremendous power shifts going on. Many strange things are happening. I think there may be a faction that wants to see the government fail. They want the shutdown.

    Something is not right in America today. It hasn’t been right since 9/11. Do you realize how dramatically we have changed since 9/11? We literally transformed over night — we gave up all our rights overnight and this is what it has led to. It has nothing to do with terrorists either. It is all about us. Every action since 9/11 has led to Americans suffering – not by the hands of terrorists but rather, by the hand of our own policies and government.

    We have had struggles before in this country but this is different. This is very different. The American public feels it too. A poll released today says that 60% of Americans want congress totally replaced — even the people those Americans voted for. It is as if people realize the whole thing is corrupt to the core.

    People simply know something is not right about everything.

    • Bigger Problems

      By the way, that poll about the 60% was reported on NBC and CBS. You know it is bad if those networks are reporting it. The mainstream media rarely will go against the government. Our media is so controlled by the people in power that it isn’t even funny.

  • jerry arbaugh

    go for it guys wish I was there to drive with you. I am retired military and our government has brought tremendous shame and disrespect to all military personnel retired and active duty and disrupting the lives of a lot of seniors and working people..”GOD BLESS AMERICA GUYS AND GITTER DONE”

  • munkle

    Some of their agenda items are repeal of the Patriot Act, and the NDAA, among other things. BTW their website is, a 404 error intersting coincidence. First the media spreads the disinfo it is a hoax, then they back off that and now the site is down. Then they keep quoting Conlon about shutting the beltway down when he retracted that, and affirmed it there will be no law-breaking. Big peopel somewhere seem to be terrified of this. Stay tuned.

    From demands at the truckers website:

    http://ridefortheconstitution.org/press-release-the-american-drivers-terms/

    - The National Defense Authorization Act is unconstitutional. It allows
    for the military to “disappear” any American Citizen without charge or
    reason. It allows the military to take control of all private industry.
    And it ends the “Posse Comitatus”, which protects American Citizens from
    being fired upon by our own military.

    - The Department Of Homeland Security is a non-military security force,
    which is violating the Constitution by using tax money to build a
    standing army, on American soil training to engage with the American
    People.

    - The Transportation Security Administration not only violates the
    fourth amendment, they believe it gives TSA Agents the right to commit
    crimes of Sexual Misconduct, breaking the law in all 50 states.

    • elsie

      they should empeach obama .hes gone to far.he thinks he can do anything and get away with it.its time the american people show him he cant do that.get obama out of office soon hes trying to bring this nation down.

  • k8te

    Lest we forget which party decided, prior to Obama’ s election, that thought it would be fun to shut the government down, if a Democrat is voted in as president? Their reason being ” because we can”. So, it’s all a game to them & they plan to continue doing these things- acting like children! Saying no to everything because it came from our Democratic president- who is trying like mad to help this country! He’s dealing with children ( who people decided to elect) that are laughing away & trying to point the finger at Obama. ” It wasn’t me! He did it!” Republicans haven’t done anything, by choice, since his election, but give the man grief. I believe that Obama is the most down to earth, endearing president we’ve had in a LONG time. Give him a chance. Work with him! don’t shoot him down just because you want to play games on iyr country for your entertainment’ s sake! Republicans….. This is all about you!! Quit playing games with our country, work with the Democrats, our President, for the people. IT’S NOT A GAME!!!!

    • Amber

      You obviously don’t read the internet and only listen to the media on the tv. Obama is one of the biggest problems…then there’s all of his followers that don’t help. Republicans are trying to have him create a budget which needs to be done to protect our children’s future but he doesn’t want to budge along with the rest of his idiots because they are trying to get everybody on welfare and have everybody depend on them for hand outs. I’m sure your one who collects the handouts and that’s why your all for him.

    • Jill

      Just give me a sniff of what your drinking. This president is a liar. His policies have usurped our constitution. He has sided with one group while badmouthing and lecturing another. He is illegally in office, was not born in the u.s.a He holds the office of the president but acts like a little boy who is doing bad things. He says he cut the deficeit in half! wtf? He is ushering in socialism at a steady rate. You have been deceived.

  • Janice

    I am so glad to hear that yall are doing this. I am sick and tired of those people in the White House trying to make fools of the Great United States of America. It made me sick to my stomach when I saw that they did not support the families of our latest fallen soldiers. They are all a disgrace to our Great land and it’s time they all get out. Thank you so much for taking a stand. I wish I could be there, but believe me, I will be supporting you all and flying my flag high. Thanks again, good going and God Bless America, God Bless our truckers and bikers.

  • Vaniter craft

    Go truckers praying for you all Love the truckers

  • Nora

    I support and agree as a constitutional conservative! I will also not purchase anything these 3 days (per their request) Thank God for REAL men (and women!).

  • diana guy

    good luck thin it great

  • Richard Landis

    They use to shoot traitors. Now, traitors find their way to occupy the White House. Good luck ya’ll.

    • Jill

      my bad now I get it.

  • http://ya jtblue

    Good for them. Someone has to take a stand and leave it up to the truckers that move everything. Maybe they can move those people out of office while they are there. We voted them in, and look what they did to us. So much for having confidence in our lawmakers. GO TRUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shannon

    It is all about the constitution we have gotten so far away from what our country was founded on we are going to hell in a hand basket I support them completely wish hi could ride with them

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