Official Ride for the Constitution News and Update ThreadSubmitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 18:07
From RFTC sources, web, Facebooks/Twitter. This thread is to sift and evaluate information as it emerges about this historic ride, as a broad array of forces seem intent on spreading misinformation as it takes place. For example Newsmax reported yesterday that it was a "hoax." Please conrribute as you find information.
Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars reported that the National Guard had been called out. Following is a response from RFTC and the correction by Watson.
The following is my reply to Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars. Infowars has chosen to go against this legal protest. Infowars has refused to work with the organizers of this event and are now lowering themselves to propaganda. The trucker protest is on!! Please do not be fooled by information coming out of the Alex Jones camp.
Dear Mr. Watson while we appreciate your interest in our story we would appreciate it even further if you reported correctly. To the reader of this article: The Virginia State Police are working closely with our organization and have assured us that no such orders to the National Guard exist. The protest moves forward. Lt. James De Ford whom we are working very closely with assured ridefortheconstitution.org early this morning that the ride was within the legal rights of the people and the government nor local or state law enforcement have no plans to intervene. The National guard has NOT been called in and I495 and the Beltway will be open to the protesters as planned. Mr. Watson if you want to report on this story please report it correctly. You can reach me directly here: firstname.lastname@example.org .. Please print a retraction and contact us for further coverage. Thank you.
Retraction from Paul Joseph Watson is as follows:
[10/10/13 Demonstrators under the banner of Truckers Ride for the Constitution will arrive in DC tomorrow morning to snarl traffic as part of “a shot across the bow that will ripple across all branches of government.” 10,000 truckers are expected to continually circle the Beltway for three days, taking up two lanes and keeping a third clear to allow access for emergency vehicles.
The group said speculation that the National Guard would block the Beltway was inaccurate, stating, “The Virginia State Police are working closely with our organization and have assured us that no such orders to the National Guard exist.”