‘Truckers for the Constitution’ Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen

Truck drivers slow down traffic on the highway A1 on Oct. 18, 2010, near Lille, France. American truckers plan a similar protest beginning Friday, according to organizers.US News – by Steve Nelson

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.

Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders.  

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.

“It’s going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter,” Conlon said, “[and] if cops decide to give us a hard time, we’re going to lock the brakes up, we’re going to stop right there, we’re going to be a three lane roadblock.”

Zeeda Andrews, a former country music singer helping promote the protest, said last week participants would present demands to congressmen – including the impeachment of President Barack Obama – and give the congressmen an opportunity to agree to the demands in exchange for canceling the ride.

But Conlon says that’s not quite right.

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

Conlon cited the idea of a citizens grand jury – meaning a pool of jurors convened without court approval – as the mechanism for indicting the officials.

“We want these people arrested, and we’re coming in with the grand jury to do it,” he said. “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.”

It’s almost certain that anyone attempting to “arrest” a member of Congress would be arrested themselves for attempted kidnapping.

Conlon and Andrews say Obama committed “treason” by allegedly funneling weapons to al-Qaida-linked rebels in Syria. Members of Congress who support arming Syrian rebels, Conlon said, are accessories to the alleged crime. He identified House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as politicians he will seek to arrest for alleged acts against the Constitution.

Andrews said last week 3,000 truckers had RSVP-ed to the event, and Conlon says he’s now lost count of the number. He says he’s receiving around 100 emails a day from prospective participants.

“What we want to do is go in nice and peaceful and keep it as peaceful as possible… but if they decide to get ugly with us we’re going to do what we have to do,” he said. “If all I get is one or two congressmen walked out of there in handcuffs, that will be a shot across the bow that will ripple across all branches of government. … I hope they are all civil enough and brave enough to step out onto the congressional steps.”

Trucker-specific grievances behind the protest include Environmental Protection Agency fuel efficiency standards and the high cost of diesel fuel. State and local anti-idling laws as well as insurance companies purportedly requiring technological updates are among the irritations, as is the perceived deterioration of Fourth Amendment rights protecting truckers’ cabs.

Whether or not the truckers pack a punch to D.C. area traffic depends on the number and intensity level of participants. A similar three-day protest in 2007, against illegal immigration and competition from Mexican truckers, did not spoil commutes as feared, the Washington Examiner reported. A Facebook page advertising the upcoming ride has close to 50,000 likes.


Steven Nelson is a reporter at U.S. News & World Report. You can follow him on Twitter or reach him at snelson@usnews.com.


17 thoughts on “‘Truckers for the Constitution’ Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen

  1. Might i suggest the 100 heads principal
    I fear the stasi will use this event to be a catalyst for something bigger, just too convenient
    Should any harm befall our brothers and sisters involved with this truckers event we repay the favor in kind 100 fold



    1. Really? Busy doing their work for what constituents? Would that be the Rothschild banking Cartel? The criminals running the Wall Street Casino? The Zionist lobby? If that’s what you’re talking about, then yes, they are working for those constituents.

      Meanwhile, these oath breaking criminals have been shredding the Constitution for over a century. Yeah, it’s all for you Mad Angel. All for you and me and everyone else. It certainly is. It is to shut us up, shut us down and keep everyone in line while their masters eat up every last resource on the planet. This thing is coming to a head and they’re all guilty. Time to grow the hell up and face the facts.

  3. I’d like to know who is funding and promoting this event and that will tell me whether it is real or controlled opposition/false flag operation.

        1. Yes, Smilardog. We must remember that
          it was only with God’s help that we won
          our independence the first time!!!

          I am saddened to say that these
          United States of America have
          turned from the “God of our Fathers”.

          1. Our nation has fallen under judgment because of it and the Church is silent about it.

  4. This is only the start of what “We The People” can do.
    There will come a point in time where each and every citizen of the United States converges on Washington with ropes in hand and guns at their sides to take this Country back from the stinking scum that is destroying the United States and hang all those responsible on the front yard of the White House.
    After that is done we rob each of their bank accounts and get every cent that they have robbed from ” We The People”.
    Then go after all the Zionist organizations such as AIPAC, ADL, ACORN, and the rest of the alphabet gangs out there.
    Now that would be an AWESOME days work.

    1. Before we converge on Washington, we better figure out who we are. Citizens are subjects of a government. We are free American nationals, hence we are the government. Those who have breached the Constitutional contract are insurgents who are fixing to be hung by we our government.

  5. Here is a radio station that caters to truckers. On Thursday and Friday the 10th and 11th tune in and listen. You might here some good information. You can here it on the internet below link. This station hasn’t said much up till now, but you probably will later in the week if you tune in. There is also another good trucker station on sirius radio, plays all day long. channel 128 called road dog trucking, also below, but it cost money to listen. It’s satellite radio.

    Road dog trucking – sirius radio

    Trucking radio am

  6. “We’re not asking for impeachment, we’re asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office.”

    I’ve yet to see one who hasn’t.

    Have to arrest them ALL.

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