"Slow-Down WednesdayS"
September 07, 2008

[Message to all Americans]

Some things are worth fighting to the last breath. I believe our Constitution, and this great nation, is the most important battle to fight.
The majority of Americans have forgotten, or given up, in the understanding the battle to protect our Constitution, and way of life, is a
constant battle each generation must fight. Our government has been destroying our rights for several decades, and we have allowed
this to happen. It's not our government which should fight for the protection of our Constitution - it's the American citizens. Our
Constitution is very clear in it's content that our government derives it's power from the consent of the governed.

Do not lay down to our government's continued ignorance to act according to the will of the American People. Continue to fight for the
protection of our Constitution. Make the small sacrifice of speaking out. Be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend our great
country's Constitution. For if we don't correct the destructive nature of our government now...our children, and future generations, will
pay the devistating price of the loss of this great country's Constitutional freedoms.

God Bless,
The American Driver

Printable Window Flyer

ALL AMERICANS, both Professional Drivers and American Citizens, must stand up and act now. Our elected representatives
continue to ignore the will, and needs, of the American people. On June 3, 2008, testimony was given before the U.S. Senate Committee on
Commerce, Science & Transportation regarding the obvious manipulation of our energy prices - yet they have done nothing to effect
positive change for America. The desperately needed
TRUCC bills (S.2910 & H.R.5977), which directly affect American's pocketbooks and
will greatly assist in the survival of our professional drivers (the backbone of America's economy,) are still sitting in sub-committees.

There are elected officials aggressively pursuing domestic production of our resources to bring an end to our economic crisis - but this
democratic controlled House & Senate are refusing to bring these actions to the floor and take the action necessary to protect America.
This is beyond being acceptable...action
MUST be taken NOW before it's too late for America. You may not want to believe the level of
urgency we are facing...but it is serious. We need All American citizens to become active and demonstrate to our elected representatives
that action must be taken

Following is the 10th statement we ask All Americans to send to their representatives. We also are asking for All Americans to participate
every Wednesday in a slow-down action to demonstrate to our elected officials our strength in numbers and unity.

When travelling our roadways...drive the legal minimum speed limit - staying to the right - on interstates and 5mph below the posted speed
on all other roadways. This action..."civil obedience"...is within our state and federal laws, and will save you money on your fuel costs. It will
generate local media's attention...the attention American citizens need to get each of our own elected representatives attention. And if
enough local media stations and papers report on this type of action...we will get the national media's attention - as well as show the world
we are united as a nation.

The time is at hand for all Americans to stand up and speak out. It's obvious our elected officials are not going to get anything done to
protect our great country unless we, as one force, take action and get involved. We can no longer allow the slow wheels of our government
to continue to let Americans be robbed of our way of life.

Use this link to locate your representatives:
Contact Your Elected Officials

[copy/paste this statement to your email and send to your representatives]

September 07, 2008

To Our Elected Representatives,

Professional Drivers
still continue to be driven into bankruptcy. Companies still continue to go under. American jobs still continue to
be lost.
More American families continue to lose their homes. These are realities you, Our Elected Representatives, continue to allow with
your in-action.

We have taken our voice to the hill and spoke of the actions we need. We continue to impress upon you, Our Elected Representatives, the
actions necessary to protect our way of life. We have given you, Our Elected Representatives, the information, and direction, to accomplish
the necessary action we need. Millions of American Citizens continue to speak out, and are demanding action to our country’s crisis. What’s
the response Professional Drivers and American Citizens get…
NOTHING!!! Instead of doing the job American’s have elected you, Our
Elected Representatives, to do - you, Our Elected Representatives, do nothing to lead our country out of this crisis. You, Our Elected
Representatives, instead waste valuable time accomplishing nothing more than election year posturing. You, Our Elected Representatives,
blame others for your mistakes and your lack of protecting America.

You, Our Elected Representatives, are now returning from an American taxpayer paid vacation.  You, Our Elected Representatives, neither
earned, nor deserved, this vacation.  Americans are sacrificing their ability to take well deserved vacations because of your refusal to act in
the best interest of Americans.  We suffer and you, Our Elected Representatives, do nothing.  Americans are making choices we should not
have to make because you, Our Elected Representatives, refuse to act on the behalf of those who have placed you in office.

American’s need action regarding our energy independence from foreign imports, and you, Our Elected Representatives, do nothing to
lead our country in this direction. You, Our Elected Representatives, have put legislation in place preventing the construction of new
refineries…which would eliminate America’s need to import billions of gallons of refined fuel for our country’s need. You, Our Elected
Representatives, continue to deny America from aggressively pursuing domestic production to bring an end to our country’s need for
imports from foreign countries. Instead of doing something to bring America to an energy independent state…you, Our Elected
Representatives, continue to allow Professional Drivers and American Citizens to suffer at the hands of big business and foreign countries.

We are done reminding you, Our Elected Representatives, of your responsibility to Professional Drivers and American Citizens. We
demand you, Our Elected Representatives, to take the action necessary to bring America out of this crisis you, Our Elected
Representatives, have put us in.

We demand you take immediate action to protect our country’s professional drivers…
Put bills S.2910 and H.R.5977 on the floor and pass them.
Bring an end to opening our borders to foreign trucks.
We demand you take action to protect Americans…
Pass legislation to open our domestic resources.
Aggressively pursue alternative energy sources.
Stop the tolling of our existing highways ~ put bill H.R.3802 on the floor and pass it.
Keep your promise to bring an end to the war that’s costing American taxpayer’s trillions of dollars.
Do the job we have elected you, Our Elected Representatives, to do.

Our constitution is very clear regarding your responsibilities to the American People, and you have fallen far short of fulfilling those

“We The People”

We are also asking all Americans to send a copy of this statement to the following U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science &
Transportation Members and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Members...

United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation:
Committee Members

Chairman Daniel K. Inouye (HI)
John D. Rockefeller, IV (WV)
John F. Kerry (MA)
Byron L. Dorgan (ND)
Barbara Boxer (CA)
Bill Neslon (FL)
Maria Cantwell (WA)
Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ)
Mark Pryor (AR)
Thomas Carper (DE)
Claire McCaskill (MO)
Amy Klobuchar (MN)

Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (AK)
John McCain (AZ)
Kay Bailey Hutchinson (TX)
Olympia J. Snowe (ME)
Gordon H. Smith (OR)
John Ensign (NV)
John E. Sununu (NH)
Jim DeMint (SC)
David Vitter (LA)
John Thune (SD)
Roger Wicker (MS)

U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Highways and Transit:
Committe Members
(some representatives don’t accept emails except from their constituents)

Peter A. DeFazio (OR) Chairman
John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN) Ranking Member
Nick J. Rahall, II (WV)
Jerrold Nadler (NY)
Laura Richardson (CA)
Ellen O. Tauscher (CA)
Tim Holden (PA)
Michael E. Capuano (MA)
Timothy H. Bishop (NY)
Michael H. Michaud (ME)
Brian Higgins (NY)
Grace F. Napolitano (CA)
Mazie K. Hirono (HI)
Jason Altmire (PA)
Timothy J. Walz (MN)
Heath Shuler (NC)
Michael A. Arcuri (NY)
Christopher P. Carney (PA)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Bob Filner (CA)
Elijah E. Cummings (MD)
Brian Baird (WA)
Daniel Lipinski (IL)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Steve Cohen (TN)
Zachary T. Space (OH)
Bruce L. Braley (IA)
Harry E. Mitchell (AZ)
Albio Sires (NJ)
James L. Oberstar (MN) (ex officio)
Don Young (AK)
Thomas E. Petri (WI)
Howard Coble (NC)
Richard H. Baker, LA -- (no website)
Gary G. Miller (CA)
Robin Hayes (NC)
Henry E. Brown, Jr. (SC)
Timothy V. Johnson (IL)
Todd Russell Platts (PA)
John Boozman (AR)
Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
Jim Gerlach (PA)
Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)
Charles W. Dent (PA)
Ted Poe (TX)
David G. Reichert (WA)
Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (LA)
Jean Schmidt (OH)
Candice S. Miller (MI)
Thelma D. Drake (VA)
Mary Fallin (OK)
Vern Buchanan (FL)
John L. Mica (FL) (ex officio)


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