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Convoy to D.C. Truckers To Shut Down America in October
SHTFplan.com ^ | September 17th, 2013 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 09/17/2013 2:51:56 PM PDT by True Grit

Last year the American Truckers Association prepared a report for Congresshighlighting the susceptibility of the nation’s just-in-time delivery system, the majority of which is made possible by the transport and delivery of freight. In the event of a catastrophic disaster such as a war that drives fuel prices through the roof or even a natural disaster such as a solar flare that renders electronic trucks inoperable, there would be a “a swift and devastating impact on the food, healthcare, transportation, waste removal, retail, manufacturing, and financial sectors,” according to the report.

The backbone of commerce in the United States are the truck drivers who spend long hours on the road ensuring our very survival as a modern society.

But with fuel prices continuing to rise, wages dropping, jobs becoming harder to find, and rampant corruption in Washington D.C. furthering the country’s economic death spiral, America’s truck drivers, like the majority of our fellow citizens, are fed up.

Between October 11th and 13th they have called for a general strike, asking truck drivers around the country to refuse to haul freight, a move that could carry with it a significant impact on the American economy.

The protest calls for truckers to make their way to Washington D.C. in a massive convoy in an effort to call attention to, among other things, the Benghazi cover-up, the recent attack which killed 25 members of Seal Team 6, ever rising fuel prices, and claims that President Obama has engaged in treasonous crimes.

Moreover, they’ve requested that the American people join them in solidarity by not shopping or engaging in any economic activity that benefits the government or their corporate interests.

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!

Breaker 1 9 calling on all Trucker to shut America down for three days October 11-13. The American people are bleeding out with no relief in sight, It is time to change the NEWS. Let us show our elected officials that we are 100% fed up with corruption and the blatant disregard of the Constitution that they swore to defend.

Bob tail it hammer down to the bull$hit city with flags flying high.

My fellow Patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th.

Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions. It does not matter If a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We The People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.

Via: The Truckers to Shutdown America Facebook Page

The protest comes on the heels of a massive biker rally held in Washington D.C., and other grass roots efforts to hold the government to account for various Constitutional transgressions including everything from stripping Americans of their right to bear arms, to forced health care mandates soon to be implemented across the country (with exemptions for members of Congress and corporations with insider access, of course).

Calls of accountability have grown louder over the years from all political sides, starting most notably with the Tea Party movement and progressing to Occupy Wall Street.

The corruption and need for real change in America’s government has transcended political lines.

If the hundreds of thousands of truckers across America who keep our delivery systems running efficiently were to join together and stop hauling freight for even a week, the impact would be devastating and could not be ignored.

There’d be no food on the shelves, no fuel at our gas stations, and no medical supplies at our pharmacies and hospitals.

Congress and the President, who would like nothing more than to be perceived as our saviors and benefactors, would have no choice but to address the concerns of freight haulers, because the American people would feel the effects of the protest directly. And, chances are they’d be in the streets protesting themselves because of lack of access to essential goods they can’t live without.

We may often feel as if we, as individuals, have no power against the mighty United States government, but as Karl Denninger points out, we have much more power than we think.

If we get just 10% of America on board the entire game changes.

Especially when the business world — and government — realize that the next one is Black Friday weekend.

Just 10% of Americans can change the course of history, much like they did during the Revolutionary War.

Whether it happens in October, during Black Friday sales this November, or at some point in the future, this seemingly untenable situation is coming to a head.

Robert Kennedy may have said it best:

A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.

Robert Kennedy Senate Floor May 9, 1966

The snowball in America continues to roll down the hill, gaining speed and mass.


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1 posted on 09/17/2013 2:51:56 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: True Grit

I hope they shut the country down, perhaps a few will think about America’s future or lack thereof...


2 posted on 09/17/2013 2:54:46 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: True Grit
I'll call BS on this report.
3 posted on 09/17/2013 2:56:21 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: True Grit

Good! Can we non-truckers help in any way?


4 posted on 09/17/2013 2:56:29 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: True Grit

They aren’t going to shut down America. You might get some owner operators to DC to raise hell locally but the vast majority of truck drivers are driving someone else’s truck and generally don’t see grand theft as a viable career choice.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 2:56:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


6 posted on 09/17/2013 2:56:37 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: True Grit
Are the Teamsters on board with this?

LOL

It has to be Independents who are organizing, because the Union suck-ups-to-The-Messiah include ALL Union parasites/unproductives.

7 posted on 09/17/2013 2:57:40 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: True Grit

I can assure you of one thing.

These truckers, who have a lot of time on their minds while driving, don’t listen to POP music, they listen to conservative Talk radio.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 2:58:00 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Kartographer

Looks like we got a COVVOY!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5ZLJWQmss


9 posted on 09/17/2013 2:59:03 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: cripplecreek

” generally don’t see grand theft as a viable career choice.

there is that small problem yes!


10 posted on 09/17/2013 2:59:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: True Grit; mickie
Wait till the amnestied illegals take their jobs and water down their pay raises. Don't like how we're treating you, tough, we'll hire an illegal for low pay to take your place

I don't see anything about this in their list of grievances above, so I'm not getting too excited about their mini-strike.

11 posted on 09/17/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: True Grit

The transportation system really stepped in it when it started to favor trucks over trains for a large majority of movable commerce (all) The original vision was a truck and train marriage of sorts which saw train tracks going east to west and north to south and trucks taking the shipments for rides taking a day or less travel from the tracks. Low fuel prices were the initial culprit but track and train maintenance soon dug the train system’s grave. Now though, super efficient engines pulling hundreds of cars for mere pennies a mile has started a railways regrowth. It’s smart and the truckers continue on and don’t have to show their asses each year in DC.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 3:00:11 PM PDT by AKinAK
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To: True Grit
Via: The Truckers to Shutdown America Facebook Page

The protest comes on the heels of a massive biker rally held in Washington D.C.,

You think 0 bummer will give a dam? I know the SRM will give little notice to this until the EBT card holders have no food or other essential items.

13 posted on 09/17/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: True Grit

This would have to be done by independent truckers, and most of them have already been put out of business by high fuel costs and regulations. I am not sure there are enough of them left to make this work.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 3:05:46 PM PDT by Tammy8 ( ~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just one of many unfavorable realities.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 3:06:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tammy8

You can’t legally take a big rig into many places in DC now. The ticket costs alone would cause most to think better of it.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I suppose company drivers could have the trucker flu or something and stay where they are if they choose to participate but convoy somewhere/anywhere off their route is not going to happen- as you say it would be grand theft. Company drivers are not likely to get involved in any number that would be noticed.


17 posted on 09/17/2013 3:09:44 PM PDT by Tammy8 ( ~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: cripplecreek

First time my driver goes on strike, he’d be out of a job.


18 posted on 09/17/2013 3:09:59 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: cripplecreek

its going to take more than a few trucks to get obamas attention,,,,or whats left of it ...at this point.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 3:10:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: cripplecreek

You can’t legally take a big rig into many places in DC now. The ticket costs alone would cause most to think better of it.

___________________________________________________________

You can’t smoke pot or drink beer in public in DC either.

But when there are a thousand people doing it peacefully, the police can’t and won’t stop you.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 3:12:18 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: True Grit
ever rising fuel prices

That's the card they should play. Demand drilling on our soil.

Remember when $350/gallon gas was a sign of the apocalypse?

21 posted on 09/17/2013 3:13:20 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Kartographer

It says 11-13 That is Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. If they are including Friday and Monday as strike days, it will disrupt the country if enough do it. No fuel will go to gas stations, no food delivered, no fuel to power companies, etc.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: cripplecreek

Going to D.C. would be a really dumb, and expensive move. They could accomplish the same thing by simply parking wherever they are at the appointed time. That was done by teamsters in the 1970s, I remember them doing it but don’t remember the outcome. I know the teamsters back East not only parked they would not let any trucker move his truck and used violence to make it work. A friend of mine had a fairly new rig then with a big payment and he got stuck somewhere back East, couldn’t move his rig because of union thugs. Things are more just in time now so it would likely be more effective if a shutdown was done now than it was then.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 3:18:20 PM PDT by Tammy8 ( ~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

You are absolutely right. Wife of a trucker, here. While he will sympathize with the message, he is not likely to steal his company’s tractor, go to DC and rightfully lose his job over it. Godspeed to any owner / operators who may be participating though.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 3:25:29 PM PDT by MOMinTN
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To: Kartographer

Or, if you’re looking for the real/original version, try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN4XpIbEY-Y


25 posted on 09/17/2013 3:26:55 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: True Grit

That reminds me of that video.... whatitcalled Wheels of Steel or something


26 posted on 09/17/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: True Grit

The protest calls for truckers to make their way to Washington D.C. in a massive convoy in an effort to call attention to, among other things, the Benghazi cover-up, the recent attack which killed 25 members of Seal Team 6, ever rising fuel prices, and claims that President Obama has engaged in Treasonous crimes.
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,The Truckers are right on all charges. Wish I had a big righ so I could join them,./

My advice , stock up before they come.


27 posted on 09/17/2013 3:30:46 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I agree the Fuel costs and “Drill baby drill” should be on the top of their concerns.

The issue seems to run much deeper.

We are living in a world pushed to “maximum efficiency”. Truckers feel the impact of “Just in Time” delivery. Bankers feel the pressure to maximize any and all profit. It is a system that works great when there are no surprises.

But a system that is on eggshells.

I think that is their point.

On a side note; Just today I was talking to a UPS driver about the “rules” and “protocols” they are required to follow. He told me that last Christmas season they told all their drivers that they wanted them to put on their seat belt “before” they started the engine, they had calculated that this step alone would save the company well over a million dollars per year in fuel costs.

Maximum efficiency.


28 posted on 09/17/2013 3:31:37 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Marcella

I think you’ve squeezed four days into three.


29 posted on 09/17/2013 3:38:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

“I think you’ve squeezed four days into three.”[

Thanks, I did. Should be Friday, Saturday, and end on Sunday. That would not be quite so bad.


30 posted on 09/17/2013 3:42:01 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Tammy8

Michael Savage proposed something similar some time back. If all the truckers stopped on the roads and bridges across the country, throwing out signs to express their outrage at illegal immigration / confiscatory taxes / socialism, it would be too big and widespread for the media to ignore and the public to NOT see.


31 posted on 09/17/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: MOMinTN

How many owner operators could really afford to do this?


32 posted on 09/17/2013 4:24:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MinuteGal

No need to blame the illegals for dropping pay, the pay picture for us has been on the decline for the better part of ten years. Illegals, for the most part don’t get past the 10 years of background check. (Nor do many legal Americans).I work for one

Like computer use drove competition for ever lower airfares, online bidding for available freight is driving freight rates lower and lower driving-out the independent guys and placing more and more power to control the rates in the handful of the largest and leanest mega carriers.


33 posted on 09/17/2013 4:24:13 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (This nation is teats up.)
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To: CARTOUCHE

Interesting—makes sense, but I never really thought of that.


34 posted on 09/17/2013 4:27:42 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Mr. Lucky

I’d guess it may rival the “Million Muslim March” in undershooting its goal.


35 posted on 09/17/2013 4:36:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: True Grit

Not expecting anything big from this Convoy...

Compare to the recent 9/11 motorcycle ride. A bike might need a couple of gallons of fuel to get from wherever to DC... cost to typical biker less than $30, plus tolls.

For an 18-wheeler, my search is turning up 6 MPG at best. Diesel is, what, $4/gallon? THat’s gonna add up to mucho dollero! For each 500 miles to travel, that’s $335 per truck

And, to top that off, a BIG CUT of the purchased fuel to make this convoy is.... GOVERNMENT taxes!


36 posted on 09/17/2013 4:36:04 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

And not just the cost of travel, but the revenue lost for the days getting there and back from where they started.


37 posted on 09/17/2013 4:38:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: True Grit
Good evening.

...and rampant corruption in Washington D.C. furthering the country’s economic death spiral, America’s truck drivers, like the majority of our fellow citizens, are fed up.

I'm sure 0bama's Dept. of Transportation will have something to say about that. Then again, Eric "The Red" Holder will sic the FBI on them. Or maybe 0bama will sic Big Sis on them?

IRS with the help of the NSA...trucker beware...

We are quickly approaching the point of no return.

5.56mm

38 posted on 09/17/2013 4:44:53 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

We are quickly approaching the point of no return.

Absolutely correct.


39 posted on 09/17/2013 4:48:37 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: driftdiver

I honestly don’t know. Not very many probably. Most are very small operations. You have to stay out there for weeks at a time if you want to make really good money. My husband is 54 and has been a trucker since he got out of the army in 1992. He said he did his time and is only out from Monday til Friday night or Saturday morning now. We met 3 years ago and just got married 6 months ago so I don’t want him gone for weeks. He still makes decent money but.. That said, I don’t see how many drivers or owner/ operators can afford to do this but I wish them Godspeed and support them.


40 posted on 09/17/2013 5:05:34 PM PDT by MOMinTN
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To: True Grit

Awesome idea, kudos. It’s time for Americans to shutdown DC, be it trucks, bikes or masses of people. They need to realize that THEY work for us.

Shut it down!!!


41 posted on 09/17/2013 5:10:46 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: True Grit

Wonder if they would stop air freight because of this ? No trucks to move the freight would cause the freight to back up in the cargo facilities.


42 posted on 09/17/2013 5:19:34 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: True Grit

while the trucks are there, the corrupt and treasonous trash needs to be loaded up and hauled out.


43 posted on 09/17/2013 5:49:28 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

while the trucks are there, the corrupt and treasonous trash needs to be loaded up and hauled out.

Agreed !!


44 posted on 09/17/2013 5:58:05 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: True Grit

Fuel for trucks is expensive, but oil prices will go up regardless. Increases in uses of trains for freight are inevitable.


45 posted on 09/17/2013 5:59:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: True Grit; Jim Robinson; TEXOKIE; rktman; Varmint Al; Sarajevo; amom; sockmonkey; metmom; ...
What will make this work is if we join them by simply do this!

Moreover, they’ve requested that the American people join them in solidarity by not shopping or engaging in any economic activity that benefits the government or their corporate interests.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Are you not tried of doing NOTHING!

46 posted on 09/17/2013 6:24:45 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
It's been so long since I engaged in economic activity that I don't remember what the color of our currency is.

/johnny

47 posted on 09/17/2013 6:26:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I know a lot of truckers are conservatives. I’d like to see it happen, but this sounds like a lot of wishful thinking.


48 posted on 09/17/2013 6:28:46 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: True Grit

I’d rather shut the Federal government down. Truckers should concentrate on shutting down service to DC.


49 posted on 09/17/2013 6:38:02 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: MOMinTN
You are absolutely right. Wife of a trucker, here. While he will sympathize with the message, he is not likely to steal his company’s tractor, go to DC and rightfully lose his job over it. Godspeed to any owner / operators who may be participating though.

Yep. They'd get a lot more drivers responding just by simply parking the rigs enroute to the delivery. No laws as such are broken and it would have the same impact sending the same message. That would also make it a nation wide possibility as well.

50 posted on 09/17/2013 6:46:04 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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