"Truckers to Shut Down America" posted a press release today, letting Americans know that they are not sitting down and taking what they believe is an unconstitutional attack by Facebook on their right to freedom of speech.
The group is calling for Americans to unite in demanding that the federal government cease and desist their repeated trampling on the United States Constitution with a "general strike" on October 11-13. They also seek to draw attention to the plight of truckers, who have been dealing with burdensome regulations and high fuel costs.
The press release reads in part,
"Within days of generating awareness with the public, our Facebook page received over 86,000 'LIKE’s' allowing over 4 million+ fellow citizens to learn about the protest. Truckers became very excited to address their issues, and American citizens realized the potential in making our voices heard by our legislators coast-to-coast."
As the Examiner reported this week, Facebook unpublished the patriot trucker group's page after a political opponent challenged supporters repeatedly by using the site's "Community Standards" feature. As previously noted, the man's "vendetta shows itself in his personal blog, where he has posted an entire series of articles denigrating the 'Truckers to Shut Down America.'"
"Truckers to Shut Down America" is not exactly your grandma's Tea Party. They have come out swinging in response to this affront by Facebook, who also disabled the administrators for using the phrase "God Bless America," as previously reported by the Examiner.
The press release notes,
"On September 22, the Facebook page was immediately 'unpublished' for excessive Community Standards violations - an administrator of the page offended someone by saying, "God Bless You, and God Bless America..."
In response to their page being shut down, they will be sending a convoy to Facebook headquarters in California on October 11-13.
The press release explains,
"We fully intend to arrive on corporate America's doorstep with our original 'Community Standards' guideline in hand... the U.S. Constitution."
Founder of the group Zeeda Andrews told the Examiner that the regulations hurting the truckers impact all Americans. In order to wake people up, Andrews is inspired by the founding fathers, who "used strong language to get their points across."
Andrews is no fan of political correctness, which she believes stifles free speech. Andrews said that the founders,
"used heated language to inspire people. We would still be British subjects if they didn't."
The patriot trucker group also plans on filing "a Class Action lawsuit on behalf of their billions of users for intentionally violating our god-given rights."
Founder of the group, Zeeda Andrews, is giving updates at 9:00 pm eastern time on weeknights at the Trucker's official website, "Ride for the Constitution." To call in and speak with Zeeda, the number is 218-862-9829.
To make donations for food and fuel for the truckers, click here.
Follow "Truckers To Shut Down America" on Twitter.
A new Facebook page has been posted. As of the time of this writing, the page has 15,475 "likes."