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Beltway traffic is never fun to navigate, but starting Friday, it might be getting a whole lot worse. People around the country are getting increasingly upset with our government, which doesn't appear to be listening. With Washington continuing to spiral out of control, people are finding new ways to protest that can’t be ignored. A new group, Truckers Ride for the Constitution are organizing a rolling protest to see if they can get Washington to pay attention to their concerns.
The protest will be in the form of a three day ride across three lanes of traffic. Drivers will leave one lane open for emergency vehicles and will drive exactly the speed limit. They hope to draw attention to their disapproval of some of our so-called “leaders” in Washington, DC who are not upholding their oaths to defend the Constitution. Although there have been some false reports that they are looking to close down roads or have elected officials arrested, they have stated that is not the case.
Co-founder Ben Pam told the Washington Examiner that the group intends to "awaken the American People to the complete disregard for the Constitution and to bring a message to Congress that We The People demand to be heard. We do not intend to arrest anyone or blockade DC until Obama is impeached.” They are not looking for anything that drastic, they just want to be heard.
They are getting support from far and wide on Facebook, with nearly 63,000 likes and rapidly growing! Their own page and other pages have continued to pop up and grow in support of their cause. Some of the issues to which they hope to bring attention to are specifically related to trucking; such as the crash rating system and truck parking. The rest of the issues are what they call “Violations against ‘We the People.’” These includes issues such as the unconstitutionality of both Obamacare and the NDAA.
With 7,000 truckers confirmed for the ride, this is going to be hard for anyone in DC to ignore. Everyone deserves to be heard, and these truckers are determined to make that happen.
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