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Ride for the Constitution truckers slow D.C. traffic
WTVR ^ | October 11, 2013 | Scott Wise & Jerrita Patterson

Posted on 10/11/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by yoe

A group of truckers left Doswell, Virginia Friday morning to take part in the ‘Ride for the Constitution’ in Washington, D.C.

They planned to join truckers from across the country slowing down traffic around the nation’s capital.

Virginia State Police, who beefed up patrols ahead of the planned demonstration, pulled over at least one group of truckers, according to WTOP.com.

“Four commercial vehicles began driving side-by-side across all four northbound lanes of I-495 on the Inner Loop slowing traffic to 15 mph. Virginia State Police stopped the four tractor-trailers at the 53 mile marker (Fairfax County) and warned them not to impede traffic,” Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told WTOP in a statement. “No summons/ticket was issued. The tractor-trailers were then allowed to proceed on their way.”

Trucker Michael Schaffner said the three-day demonstration is not a Democratic or Republican issue, it is all about preserving the Constitution.

“The way Congress is doing, they’ve basically throwed our Constitution in the trash,”

(Excerpt) Read more at wtvr.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; nonevent; shutdown; trucker; truckers; trucking
Senator Ted Cruz is one politician who understands the abuse and trashing of our United States Constitution...and Senators McCain, Lindsey, Reid, Pelosi, etc. along with the Chief Constitution Tramplers, Mr. & Mrs. Obama and friends are angry that these "upstart" junior Senators are fighting for that document....the Social Democrats/Republicans (Socialists) don't want that magnification document to get in their way. Bravo Truckers and Senators Cruz, Paul, Rubio, and many others who understand the peril our Constitution is in.
1 posted on 10/11/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

I know a guy who says the constitution shouldn’t even be considered in this day and age. UNLESS they start praying in his son’s school. Then he’ll quote from the constitution. By the way, he’s an atheist.

He also says nothing the Founding Fathers said is relevant today.


2 posted on 10/11/2013 8:47:42 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: yoe
Four commercial vehicles began driving side-by-side across all four northbound lanes of I-495

It's called the "Rolling Roadblock".

The Virginia State Police did that all the time, back when I drove commercial. They'd stack three police cruisers door to door, and drive exactly the speed limit to stop speeding road-rage types.

Nice to see their tactics used against them...

3 posted on 10/11/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: yoe

Their Facebook page says 1800+ truckers are confirmed to participate. Good for them!


4 posted on 10/11/2013 8:54:07 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: VerySadAmerican
He also says nothing the Founding Fathers said is relevant today.

Neither is he, or anything he says.

5 posted on 10/11/2013 8:54:10 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: yoe
“Four commercial vehicles began driving side-by-side across all four northbound lanes of I-495 on the Inner Loop slowing traffic to 15 mph

Just practicing formation driving prior to entering the valley of death.

6 posted on 10/11/2013 8:57:15 AM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I know a guy who says the constitution shouldn’t even be considered in this day and age.

Nothing that a few anonymous tips to the police about his beating his wife and kids, and dealing drugs from his home won't cure.

7 posted on 10/11/2013 8:57:37 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: rainee
One person emailed me and said he was told NOT to participate. He drives a company truck, guess they don't want to end up on Obama’s IRS list.

Managing freedom through government intimidation.

8 posted on 10/11/2013 8:59:19 AM 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: Old Sarge

So what would happen if multiple trucks just happened to run out of fuel in traffic lanes?

‘Gosh officer, I’d love to move my truck but my tanks are dry. My fuel gauge shows I gots plenty, and my trip log shows I should be good for a couple hunnert more miles...’


9 posted on 10/11/2013 8:59:56 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: yoe

Another thread from earlier with some photos if anyone is interested,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3077631/posts?


10 posted on 10/11/2013 9:02:36 AM PDT by deport
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To: Farnsworth

If you happen to be transiting the DC area are you actually participating?


11 posted on 10/11/2013 9:05:57 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

And then the officer would take a yardstick, stick it in the gas tank, see that there was fuel, and arrest the driver on the spot.

Not a good plan to BS a cop.


12 posted on 10/11/2013 9:08:34 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Farnsworth

It would be hard to stay anonymous..those with company trucks.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 9:10:07 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: yoe

In support all weekend- I made up a sign for my back window.
(putting it on the passenger back window ledge for truckers to see)

#T2SDA
(with the Gadsden snake under it)


14 posted on 10/11/2013 9:11:00 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Old Sarge
So? What's the cop gonna do it the tank actually IS empty???
15 posted on 10/11/2013 9:11:40 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

If he’s a nice cop, he’ll direct traffic around the rig until a fueler arrives.

If he’s not a nice cop...


16 posted on 10/11/2013 9:15:04 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Old Sarge

What’s the cop do when multiple truckers all report fuel thefts and unexpected empty tanks?

Arrest the all the truckers?

Good plan.

Now you have hundreds of stalled trucks AND NO DRIVERS TO MOVE THEM when they finally do get fuel.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 9:20:02 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I know a guy who says the constitution shouldn’t even be considered in this day and age.

Then he shouldn't mind if you ignore the 1st Amendment and tell him to STFU.

18 posted on 10/11/2013 9:20:02 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: null and void

Ah, but Barney Fife the Wonder-cop doesn’t think that far ahead, does he?


19 posted on 10/11/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: libertarian27

My back window sign is a Gadsen - #T2SDA - US Flag. . .


20 posted on 10/11/2013 9:30:24 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Old Sarge

Even better.


21 posted on 10/11/2013 9:39:53 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Salgak

mine shows calvin pissing on obama.


22 posted on 10/11/2013 9:49:36 AM PDT by old gringo
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To: yoe

Four trucks is all they got? Disappointing. Very disappointing.


23 posted on 10/11/2013 9:52:25 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Ask him if he knows what he’ll be paying for health insurance in 2014. Then laugh uproariously in his face.


24 posted on 10/11/2013 10:00:08 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: yoe

I wonder how many truckers listen to Rush?

I’d bet it’s a lot.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 11:01:41 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: IronJack
Four trucks is all they got? Disappointing. Very disappointing.

The traffic report on the radio after the 10:00 news this morning said there were way more than 4 trucks

they said estimates were as high as 11 trucks.

26 posted on 10/11/2013 2:11:54 PM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Old Sarge

This happens all the time in Missouri, except the hiways I travel have mostly two lanes per each side, so it only takes 2 trucks to block the traffic.

They do this when a faster truck catches up to a slower truck, then as they go up the hill, the faster one gets bogged down. Par for the course.


27 posted on 10/11/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: relee

Police officials in Maryland and Virginia reported there were no major incidents related to 30 trucks protesting on busy roadways in the rain.

Source: http://www.myfoxal.com/story/23668961/protesting-truckers-begin-slowing-traffic-in-dc

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so far, not a huge turn out of truck drivers to DC.


28 posted on 10/11/2013 2:48:40 PM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: conservaKate

I was afraid of that. Ross Perot was going to get millions of signatures on petitions demanding Clinton resign and load them into a convoy of 18 wheelers. It never happened. I think he may have gotten enough to fill a small U-Haul trailer.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 3:54:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: rainee

All 1800+ will soon get audited by the IRS. You watch. It’ll happen with the current White House. BHO stoops lower and lower every day!


30 posted on 10/11/2013 7:16:13 PM PDT by opres
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To: relee; IronJack

pictures

http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2013/10/11/truckers-constitution-clogging-dc-pictures/

Trucker Ride To DC All Day Live Updates (Photos & Video)

http://beforeitsnews.com/protests-demonstrations/2013/10/trucker-ride-to-dc-all-day-live-updates-photos-video-2451900.html?utm_campaign=&utm_source=direct-b4in.info&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2FtL0y&utm_medium=verticalresponse&utm_content=beforeit39snews-verticalresponse


31 posted on 10/11/2013 9:24:21 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: yoe

Judicial Watch’s Klayman: Truckers ‘Threatened’, ‘Harassed by the Government’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3077950/posts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4b0e46oXoo


32 posted on 10/11/2013 9:28:02 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: yoe

Hey Washington DC. Those American truckers own Washington DC; not the other way around.


33 posted on 10/11/2013 9:59:07 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Carry_Okie
How many truckers listen to Rush?

IMO, listening to Rush is actually a pain in the butt when driving. He's not on satellite radio. I covered everything east of I35 when I was driving. That's a lot of country and a lot of radio stations to keep track of in order to listen to Rush. If I was parked loading/unloading, then I would make the effort to find Rush on the AM dial, but not while driving.

34 posted on 10/12/2013 2:51:51 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: Carry_Okie
On second thought, you deserve a more serious answer.

Over the road truck driving is an awful job. I typically went out for 2-4 weeks at a time, and I was often only home long enough for my 34 hr restart before going back out.

Anyone with the ability to get a better job, probably will. The people who do this long term are usually not academically gifted. They are mostly the top 40/classic rock types rather than talk radio listeners.

35 posted on 10/12/2013 3:11:12 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: j. earl carter

Good answer, thanks.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 5:17:52 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: yoe

A more effective tool would be a truckers strike. Deliver no goods for one week just to start. This technique is a guaranteed show stopper.


37 posted on 10/12/2013 7:09:25 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“He also says nothing the Founding Fathers said is relevant today.”
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Ask him what the cutoff is on relevance of past words and actions, 150 years, 100 years, 15 years, 15 months, 15 minutes? Then tell him he is a revolving fool, when he asks what that means tell him he is a fool no matter which way he turns.


38 posted on 10/12/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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