WASHINGTON – A group known as “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” is planning to clog Interstate 495- which surrounds Washington D.C.- between October 11 and October 13. They aim to shutdown traffic on the Interstate (which is more commonly known as The Beltway) and then proceed to annoy every living thing within a 500-mile radius by honking their horns for 72 straight hours.
“They will hear us in the Capitol, they will hear us in the White House, they will possibly hear us up in Delaware,” said Earl Conlon, a trucker from Georgia organizing logistics for the demonstration. “It’s going to be loud. I’ve already bought a ton of ear plugs.”
The group of Tea Party-influenced truckers intend to park their trucks across multiple lanes< and honk their horns until somebody arrests a number of elected officials who they claim have “violated their oath of office.” “We want these people arrested, and we’re coming in with the grand jury to do it,” Conlon told U.S. News. “We are going to ask the law enforcement to uphold their constitutional oath and make these arrests. If they refuse to do it… We the people will find a way.”
Headlining their list of complaints is the government shutdown, but the group is also demanding the elimination of Fuel efficiency standards enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency, state and local laws that prohibit them from idling their trucks, “insurance companies purportedly requiring technological updates,” and Obamacare. They are also demanding the arrest of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstien (D-CA) for arming al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels and for being from the state of California.
“The government has been taken over by socialist terrorists,” explained Conlon. “It is up to us, the real Americans, to take a stand by sitting in our cabs and honking our horns. Our palms may go raw and our ears may bleed, but we will not stop honking until we get our way and America is once again the trucker paradise it once was.”