‘Truckers To Shut Down America’ Protest To Shut Down Beltway In Washington, D.C.


If you’re on the East Coast this week and happen to see a car with “T2SDA” chalked across its windows, you’re looking at someone who supports a planned three-day grass-roots event, organized by frustrated conservative truck drivers across the Nation, that’s designed to protest Congress and President Barack Obama by effectively shutting down highways around Washington, D.C.

Scheduled to begin this Friday (Oct. 11), the “Truckers Ride For the Constitution” protest is targeted at sending a message to national leaders by clogging Interstate 495, the inner beltway loop around the capital city. Organizers hope to accomplish that by orchestrating “gas-roots” convoys originating from every corner of the country ahead of time before converging Friday morning in Washington, D.C.

And that “T2SDA” acronym? It means “Truckers to Shut Down America.” Motorists who show their support by tagging their windows with the abbreviation will be allowed past the convoy once it starts clogging the D.C. freeways.

Logistics organizer Earl Conlon told U.S. News that truckers plan to adhere to the 55-mph speed limit and to keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, but “everybody that doesn’t have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out.”

Conlon, who believes Obama has committed treason by arming Syrian rebels, also said the truckers are serious about holding Obama and member of Congress, as public servants, accountable for abusing their obligations to the people who elected them.

“We are coming whether they like it or not. We’re not asking for impeachment, we’re asking for arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office… 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.”

Of course the only potential arrests the event will effect will involve the truckers themselves. But it will be interesting to see the scale of the protest, as well as whether the mainstream media will acknowledge that anything is happening at all.

The event’s Facebook page can be found here.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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