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Trucker Protest to Block Traffic in Washington DC Was Meant to 'Ruffle Feathers' of Mainstream Media

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
October 9, 2013|12:07 pm

A large trucker protest that was set for later this week was cancelled after one of the leaders pushing for the demonstration did so just to "ruffle feathers."

A group known as the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" was organized by Earl Conlon, and they had initially planned to block traffic on one of the nation's capitol's busiest highways.

"Everybody that doesn't have a supporter sticker on their window good luck; nobody in, nobody out. It's going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter, 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," Conlon previously told U.S. News.

It was reported that the truckers would clog three lanes while leaving the emergency lane open.

"The comments to U.S. News were designed to do one thing and one thing only: stir the feather of the mainstream media. Nothing gets the attention like the mainstream media, like some sort of disastrous threat. I knew it was going to ruffle some feathers," Earl Conlon said in a later released statement.

While many in Washington are continuing to point the finger at each other there are some who aim to reveal the difficulties facing the poor.

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The Catholic bishops referred to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and many of the comments Pope Francis has made during his time as leader of the Vatican which affirm that the role of the government is to provide people with essentials, such as food, health, work, education.

"In our country today, millions of Americans struggle to meet these basic needs, through no fault of their own, as a result of an economy that continues to fail to create sufficient economic opportunities," the letter continued, and pointed out that the poverty rate has hit a 20 year high, and that over 1 in 5 children are forced to live in poverty."

 

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