The Truckers’ Ride for the Constitution movement has a new ally in their protest against what organizers say is corruption in government and a trashing of the Constitution. The group is teaming up with Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment to line the routes into Washington with flags during the October 11-13 event.
Andrews, a former spokesmodel for Mack Trucks, says around 3,000 truckers are planning to zoom through and around Washington, D.C., beginning October 11.
The truckers are also targeting President Barack Obama and the nation's political leadership. A list of demands addressing "corruption against our Constitution" will be delivered to lawmakers before the ride, Andrews said, and lawmakers can spare D.C. - area residents the traffic jam if they agree to them.
One of those demands is that Obama be removed from office, a request the organizers find perfectly reasonable. Obama committed treason by allegedly funneling weapons from Benghazi, Libya, to al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels, said online radio host Peter Santilli, who is heading up a parallel protest in California.
“During the Overpass events, we get a lot of response from the truckers,” Joe Kilinski, a volunteer with the Florida Overpasses group, told BizPac Review. “We hear from them that they are inundated by Obama’s regulations. The cost of gas has doubled and the general cost of doing business has increased making it harder for them to continue to stay on the road. They’ve supported us, so it’s time for us to stand by them.”
On Sept. 22, Facebook removed the truckers’ Facebook page, “Truckers to Shutdown America,” which had accumulated 86,000 “likes” within days of its launch.
“Political opponents attacked the Truckers to Shutdown America page within days, and they exploited a little known (to the public) feature on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter called ‘community standards’ flagging, which allows them to instantaneously shut down an account on these social media platforms,” the truckers group explained in a press release.
However, the group’s short-term goal is to see a three-day cessation of business. Organizers are asking Americans to pre-purchase food and other necessities before October 11 to send a message to Congress.
Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment national coordinator and co-founder Rick Halle said he’s hopeful that the event will get Congress to remember its commitment to the Constitution.
Voice of Russia, WND.com, US News, BizPac Review