Update (Oct. 11):
Instead of thousands or hundreds, only dozens of truckers showed up this morning. Fox News reports that although “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” had called for 10,000 truck drivers to show up Friday morning and circle I-495 for the next three days, according to a Facebook page for the event, police say a convoy of about 30 trucks began traveling north on Interstate 95 from Doswell, Va., this morning, and just a handful of people had showed up at a key staging area.
Virginia state police say they stopped four tractor-trailer drivers on the Beltway, pulling them over after they began driving side-by side across all four northbound lanes of the Beltway in Fairfax County, slowing traffic to about 15 mph. Officers warned the drivers not to impede traffic and did not write any tickets.
According to MyFoxDC.com, organizers say more could show up through the weekend.
Email from FOTM’s TnRick:
Just heard from Atty. Larry Klayman on the Pete Santilli show that Klayman has in his possession photos that show NG troops in busses that reportedly caused the Truckers to pull back. That being said there are still two more days to this event. There are reports of denial of service attacks at the Santilli site and the trucker site today as well. But the news people evidently have another agenda.
Beginning tomorrow, October 11, American (and Canadian) truck drivers will drive to and shut down Washington, D. C. for three days, to protest the “corruption against the Constitution.” (Read more about this, here.)
On Sunday, October 13, U.S. military veterans from across the nation will come to Washington, D.C. to march at the World War II Memorial as part of the “Million Vet March on the Memorials” to protest the “anti-American” barricades and mounted police President Lucifer set up as part of the federal government shutdown last week. (Here’s their website.)
The Million Veterans March is sponsored by Special Operations Speaks, a group of veterans holding the Obama administration accountable for the Benghazi scandal and demanding that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) form a Select Committee to investigate the matter.
This is what we can do to support the truckers and vets:
Don’t buy or sell anything!
Send a message to America’s corrupt government by withholding our money!
Here’s an email from FOTM reader TnRick:
I’m sitting here feeling helpless and frustrated that our Troops overseas are being denied the opportunity to watch football this weekend so that this President can “make a point”. He has closed and prohibited entrance to our National Monuments, Parks and Cemeteries in a deliberate affront to our WWII Veterans yet his golf course is exempt. The Washington Times is reporting and I quote “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/3/pruden-the-cheap-tricks-of-the-game/#ixzz2gnRE6izT
Now, if I owned a team, was a member of a team or had the ear of one of the above I’d suggest that we take the game “off “ to show that we, as Americans respect the sacrifice and just not show-up on Sunday but that’s not going to happen. Then I had this epiphany, on October 11-13 American and Canadian truckers are expected to converge on Washington D.C. in protest that we have all had enough. http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/now-truckers-convoy-to-d-c/
I suggest that we take it one step further let us all join in by simply dropping out. What I’m asking is that we make no purchases period, if we own a business close it for those three days. Pull the breakers from your panel and don’t participate with the “system in any way. Let’s make these three days a dress rehearsal for the times a lot of us are prepping for anyway. I believe it will draw some attention when there are few if any cars on the road and no revenue being generated.
If it’s too much to ask that you refrain from buying and selling for three days, Oct. 11-13, commit yourself to at least ONE DAY!
Since I don’t sell, I hereby promise I will not buy anything for two days, Friday-Saturday Oct. 11-12.
RedState.com claims it has spoken to sources within the Department of Transportation who say the feds plan to order armed National Guard troops to close Washington DC’s Interstate Route 495 tomorrow in order to derail a mass protest and potential blockade being organized by Truckers Ride for the Constitution. (More here)
All the more reason for the rest of us — millions of us — to undertake a consumers’ boycott!!!!!!!!!!
H/t FOTM reader Suzanne Western