The power of the Obama administration has been thwarted by Vietnam veterans (until the police were called in) and successfully by WWII vets in the nation’s capital. Now U.S. News and World Report reports that: “Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming ‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ rally.”
Does anybody know the C.W. McCall hit song from the 70s, “Convoy”? I’m not sure why I do, but it’s great, and reminds me of the coming truck traffic protest. Back then they were protesting the gas crisis, toll roads, and the 55 mph speed limit. They’re protesting something different now:
Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway “three lanes deep” as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.
The truckers circling I-495 will keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, Conlon said, but “everybody that doesn’t have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out.” The trucks will be going the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.
D.C. commuters who wish to be allowed past the convoy must have “T2SDA” – an acronym for the event’s original name, “Truckers to Shut Down America” – written on their vehicle, he said.
Everybody get pumped.