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OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 6/29/08

Independence Day Is Coming - Let's Make It A Real Day For America's Independence!

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On April the 29th, I wrote “An Open Letter To The Truckers Of America.”

We all know that Truckers are the backbone of America, and when it comes to high fuel costs, it is those who work the longest, hardest hours of all who feel the pain the most. The independents are being squeezed out of business, and making a living while keeping America’s stores, pharmacies, and businesses supplied is becoming a national nightmare for the truckers of America!

Just a few minutes ago, I received two comments, both from truckers, and to me, it appears they are becoming fed-up by being ripped-off by inflated fuel prices that are due to oil speculation - not a shortage of oil! Read “Bush Blames Democrats For Oil Prices; More Lies From “The Commander In Thief” and you will understand that there’s no real oil shortage, and it’s well documented and substantiated. The same crooks that bled us dry with the sub-prime crisis have moved on to greener pastures, and greed seems to have no boundaries, even if it means destroying the country we all love and cherish!

Independence Day is only five (5) days away, but there’s still time to make it a real Independence Day instead of a day that has become nothing but symbolism and a time when we all take our vacations.

This year in particular, when the oil industry will pile up millions more in profits as Americans pay absurd prices at the pump, further lining the wallets of the speculators that are spending millions lobbying Congress to stop from interfering in their “free market” speculation, another word for robbing the public blind!

As the Truckers said, "enough is enough", and if the truckers of America strike, they can bring this entire country to a standstill, making a general strike unnecessary as Congress re-convenes and are forced back to work from their vacations to answer the concerns of a nation that has had enough of the Bush administration and a Congress that refuses to perform their sworn duty to impeach when the President and Vice-President are guilty as sin of “high crimes and misdemeanors” against the global community and the people of the United States!

To illustrate the mood of some of America’s Truckers, below are two comments I received this evening:

mason 33

Drivers of America unite! What we need is 1,000,000 manned convoy to Wall Sreet NYC. Are you ready to send a very powerful statement to Wall Street and our so called political representatives; do they represent us ,or do they represent big business, and/or do they represent themselves. Are you tired of lip service?

From An Open Letter To The Truckers Of America, 2008/06/25 at 6:47 PM

Another comment came in, this one advocating action on Independence Day, a day that is probably the most appropriate day for Americans to reassert their independence from the Neo-conservatives and corporate America who all seem intent on destroying the country that we all call home, which is rapidly falling to pieces under the guidance of Bush and Cheney:


It’s time to drive to NYC and to shut down Wall Street, as the so called energy experts speculate our hard earned dollars away. The time to act is now !!! We the working class, who drive the economy of this nation need to send a strong message to Wall Street, and our over paid and under-performing government a strong and serious message! Do not just talk about it - just do it !!! July 4th week will be perfect. Let’s start with our independence from outrageous gas & amp;home heating oil prices; Remember we are the back-bone of this American economy; if we don’t spend the money, they cannot make their profits. Do not spend, hold back! Lets practice “sta-cations” ,which means stay at home vacations; we need to send a powerful message now before we are all in the poor house,and the oil companies and Wall Street are filthy rich at our expense. We have more power than we realize,we just need to execute it. I do not know you, but i am tired of the last 8 years of being financially terrorized !!! they are using the fear of terrorism to financially terrorize us. Wall Street wants to control us , but we can control Wall Street by starting to pull your money out. Your better off putting your money under your mattress, for soon it will be absolutely worthless, zippo! Please pass it on ,do not wait for the financial bomb to drop ,because our government is totally dysfunctional.

It’s obvious from their posts that they have had enough, an attitude that prevails in much of America. I just finished reading an article on RAW Story which indicated that three out of four voters blame President George W. Bush for America’s current economic woes, and in my opinion, they are right!

This President has given the rich and his corporate cronies the green-light to rob and plunder the United States while he states that he “hadn’t heard that gas may hit $4.00 a gallon.” It’s bad enough that a “C Average President” has been allowed to wreck havoc on our economy and reputation as the world’s premier democracy, but to insult us and state he “didn’t know” that gas was going up to $4.00 per gallon (and more) is an insult to every American that has to listen to him act as if he doesn’t know that his cronies and Vice-President are robbing the country blind!

It’s time for the “Commander in Thief” to go, and supporting the Truckers of America is one way to legally make that point and help to participate in an Independence Day that has real meaning and could force Congress to impeach Bush and Cheney before they can pull the trigger on Iran.

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