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Democrats Are Building a Wall to Keep Out Truckers

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Seven-foot fencing topped with razor wire will be installed surrounding the U.S. Capitol next week, in advance of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union on March 1. The wall is to keep out truckers who are heading to Washington, D.C., as part of the Freedom Convoy protesting COVID restrictions.

Instead of shutting the truckers out, Biden should be inviting them in to sit in the gallery during his speech and have a chat afterward. He invited Vladimir Putin to talk — why not truckers who love America and say they want to “restore our nation’s Constitution”?

How Biden treats the truckers could be pivotal for his presidency and the Democratic Party. The people who truck our goods, serve us in restaurants and work with their hands are speaking out for American freedom.

If Scranton Joe were still at the top of his game, he’d welcome the truckers and regale them with stories of his blue-collar past.

Visiting a Mack Truck plant last summer, Biden boasted, “I used to drive an 18-wheeler.” The boast wasn’t true, though he once rode in a rig. The point is, Biden understood, even a year ago, the political payoff from treating working people with respect instead of greeting them with razor wire.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said he hopes the truckers do come, adding, “Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition in our country, from slavery to civil rights to you name it. Peaceful protest, clog things up, make people think about the mandates.”

When thousands marched on Washington to protest George Floyd’s death, they weren’t met with razor wire. This is America.

Up north, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a whopper of a political miscalculation by crushing the truckers’ peaceful protest without ever giving them a hearing. But Trudeau is a born-and-bred elite. Biden claims working-class credentials.

Meanwhile, in unison, the mainstream media is dismissing the American truckers as “right-wing.”

Anti-science? Hardly. Science is proving the truckers right about the damaging impact of government lockdowns and mandates.

Johns Hopkins scientists see “no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality,” with the exception of locking down bars.

Lockdowns cost lives instead of saving them. Many are deaths of despair, likely linked to unemployment, economic desperation, and social isolation suggests University of Chicago professor Casey Mulligan.

At the height of the pandemic, more than 30 million Americans — mostly wage workers — were laid off or furloughed in a speculative attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Unemployment hit 14.7%.

Of course, government bureaucrats, journalists, and professors didn’t lose their jobs. Now the media is barely mentioning new findings that lockdowns didn’t actually save lives.

Nor are they speaking up to question the continuation of government emergency powers.

When Biden notified Congress on Friday that he was extending his emergency powers, which were scheduled to expire, the media was mum. Likewise, when New York Gov. Kathy Hochul extended her emergency powers last week.

It’s the truckers who are saying, “enough.”

New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall dismisses the truckers and their allies as ignoramuses who lack the “advanced education and top scores on aptitude tests” to get ahead. Edsall argues that when the truck convoy arrives in D.C., Biden has to prove himself by maintaining order. That would be a rerun of Trudeau’s mistake.

The truth is, these truckers speak for a large swath of America that is fed up with the government closing businesses, mandating shots, and forcing masks on their kids.

Biden routinely calls his agenda a “blue-collar blueprint to build America.” If he wants the country to believe he’s a friend of working people, he’ll listen to the truckers, not smack them down.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey.

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Rich C
9 months ago

The “wall” only works if it works for their agenda.

Ms Carney
9 months ago

Excellent article, well written. I so wish this would be published in mainstream media… to include the liberal media.

Fred Hagans
9 months ago

The Democrats are and always have been a party of the, (Do as I say, not as I do). They are not for the people, They are only interested in POWER for themselves. And, they will do anything, to achieve their goal. Liars cannot be trusted!

Junkman
9 months ago

Democraps Are Idiots

Tom
9 months ago

So these dumbocrats are putting up a wall to stop Americans from protesting unfair mandates and damaging laws. They do this but building a wall to keep our country safe and secure is immoral and wrong. These elitists bend all the laws and rules to benefit themselves. Time for term limits.

D Ryan
9 months ago

When tbe Republicans regain control will they also fence themselves in? I hope not. The message this fence sends is extremely offensive. Can’t wait to see

Rich C
9 months ago
Reply to  D Ryan

The Republicans will enforce the law and support the police. That should take care of the problem.

Kim
9 months ago

Once again, we clearly see the democrats’ arrogance in action. That this information from the CDC was also withheld from doctors is beyond belief! If the liberals can’t trust us to handle the truth and the science, then maybe they should take a look at public education and see how it has failed us. Then let the truckers get on the road again, so I can have my rye bread and lumber.

Jbiden
9 months ago

I actually have nothing but hate for the left utter distain. They are not fellow Americans they are Marxist Nazi fucks, enough said.

Diane Hoenes
9 months ago

Wow, my travel is limited, but I have seen more than I like, exposing the personality and character of those believing that they are certainly “Holier than Thou” – Never did I think that those that we elect and those that are employed by us, would establish such a high regard for their existence above any single person’s purpose – What Sad, Egotistical Admiration they have for Themselves and No Regard for Any Other!

Fire Them All for Failure to Take Direction from Their Employers and Having ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY!

Angela
9 months ago
Reply to  Diane Hoenes

Amen, sister!

Tt1
9 months ago

Surprised? Typical sensationalized show by the Godless liberal media mucks. While our men n women continue to fend for themselves at our Southern Borders, these career politician Dem????crats who btw are all about gun control, scurry like Rats to isolate n insulate themselves in the dc sewer. Why not as Elected Reps n Servants of the American people ???? meet and arrange talks with our HARD WORKING TRUCKERS? Nahhh spend Tax Dollars on Self. Shameful and SINISTER!!!

Rich C
9 months ago
Reply to  Tt1

Then the socialists have the gall to criticize anyone that supports the wall at the southern border. Hypocrisy at it’s best.

Tom Hatch
9 months ago

Right on target Betsy!
The so called elites are trying to change our country into something very different. Bigger government and large corporations will control even more of your life. People who are ok with that will realize in future are wrong they were but then it will be too late. Life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness is still important.
To be a great country we must be strong economically, militarily and most importantly morally and we are currently slowly getting weaker in these areas.

Jocie Taylor
9 months ago

So let’s talk stupid move the wall to keep trackers out United States citizens people that deliver your food your fruits your gas and anything else that comes across but will not build a fence to keep out illegals that bring in diseases trouble and all sorts of problems I think they got it backwards folks

SRWtunes
9 months ago

Keep the distractions coming. If Biden isn’t ousted soon there will be very little to fight for other than our own personal pantries…

Blondie
9 months ago

The fact that they are building a wall shows what cowards they are. The Dems and RINOs know they are against the rights of Americans and should be afraid. I hope they stay behind their walls and starve. They can isolate like they forced us to do. They are useless traitors. FJB

Tony Malik
9 months ago

Appears the only places that still have mask mandates are the ones controlled by federal government. Airports and medical facilities that get Medicare payments. I’m ready to see the faces of the people I deal with. Enough of the mandates.
I’m currently flying home across the country. With layover and delays I’ll be spending at least 27 hours straight in a mask. I doubt the
Buearocrats would do that

Dalebo
9 months ago

Biden sucks

Kevin Smith
9 months ago

A more effective protest and one harder to stop would be for the truckers to simple park their rigs for two weeks.

JJ Johnson-Smith
9 months ago

Interesting how a secure fence can be built around the Capital in a matter of days, but we’ve been asking for Border Security for YEARS.

Tony M
9 months ago

Need to channel all that come over illegally through a tunnel to DC

susan H
9 months ago

That may be next

Andrew
9 months ago

Dumb ass morons it’s basic demand and supplies. There is more demand than supply. What Dumb ass moron here. causes supply and demand problems. Weather like a cold snap freezing the orange crop in Florida, floods, drought, wire fires. This can cause insurance prices up, building supplies up. When the dumb ass truckers in Canada it’s caused auto companies not closed due no parts being shipped to the USA. Billions of lost profits wages higher car prices.if your not vaccinated than if you get sick higher health care prices you pay and others. Yes your employer can charge you more like smoking. Take economic classes. The greatdepression in the 30’s in USA also went effect international too. Wars cause problems too. Like Russian gas 40 percent on market. When you have war things go to war in to civilian markets. Trump had 15 failed businesses. 6 bankruptcy. He had a good economy when in office. Trump did nothing. China deal with trump not a single more product shipping. Lying trump. You trump supporters are cry babies. To were taken in ..you think the earth is flat. Trump is a sire loser. He tried to take people vote away and did a coup. Nazi German was factionalism state. Guess you assholes know nothing. Guess you failed history.Your bitchs buy into shit get a education. Trucking is pay by the load not the hour. Most don’t know anything about USA history economics financial etc

Angela
9 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

And you don’t know how to proofread or use spell check. You’re nothing but a liberal troll. Crawl back in your hole.

Mema
9 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

You should know, it takes one to know one.

LUKE KNIGHT
9 months ago

BLOCKADE CANADA, NO MORE GOODS FOR ANYBODY

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