Like the cavalry arriving when things are at their darkest, a growing group of truckers is hoping they can swarm Washington D.C. and save the country.
The organizers of the truckers convoy, inspired by the recent showing of thousands of motorcyclists who arrived in the capital to protest a Muslim march on September 11, want to not only shake up the powers that be, they want to arrest them.
Citing a citizen’s grand jury as their authority, organizer Earl Conlon said the truckers will demand the arrest of public officials who have violated their oath of office, according to US News.
The citizens jury was not sponsored by any court, but it has indicted President Obama and several other officials for violating their oaths.
Conlon said the members of the Truckers Ride for the Constitution rally will ask law enforcement to arrest the indicted officials, but if they refuse, the truckers may take matters into their own hands.
“We want these people arrested, and we’re coming in with the grand jury to do it,” he told US News. “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.”
Conlon’s is not the only group clamoring for the arrest of the president and other public officials.
Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch, also citing a citizens jury, has called for Obama’s overthrow Nov. 19 and is organizing a march on Washington.
The truckers group is also joining forces with Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment in putting together the Oct. 11 rally, which Conlon and other organizers hope will clog the streets in and out of the capital.
Conlon 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.”
It seems unlikely, but then again, in past administrations it seemed unlikely that there would be such a groundswell of support for the impeachment or arrest of the president and his cronies.
Don’t expect the cooperation of Capitol law enforcement. There aren’t any Sheriff Joes in D.C.
But it remains to be seen what the truckers will do. It remains to be seen what the rest of us are prepared to do.
(UPDATE: The group Truckers Ride for the Constitution is now distancing itself from the U.S. News story linked above, saying Conlon is not their spokesman. Although the group’s Facebook page calls for a general truckers strike on Oct. 11, and the group says on its website, “If we do not rise up, the alternative is a horrifying collapse and a violent revolution,” it sounds like many in the group leadership are getting cold feet. Conlon himself is now saying he only told the U.S. News what he said because he wanted to get the mainstream media on board and make sure they didn’t ignore the truckers like they did the bikers. Like everybody else who confronts this Administration, it appears the truckers may be all talk. Too bad. This country needs the kind of upstart rebellion Conlon was talking about. As I said above, it remains to be seen what will really happen.)