Planning to sweep the country with a “patriot wave,” a movement called Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment is looking to heat up July and August with overpass protests, according to the Examiner.
James Neighbors, the movement’s national coordinator and founder, has already set up a Facebook page and is preparing for demonstrations similar to the one held in California earlier this month.
In similar protests in California earlier this month, participants caused a traffic jam by gathering on an overpass and waving at motorists on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad. Some flew American flags and the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party-adopted Gadsen flag, while others held placards that read “Remember Benghazi,” “Obama Lies” and “Amnesty Hell No!”.
“After reading several news stories on that protest, the inspiration struck me that if such protests were to occur nationally, that surely Congress would listen and act,” Neighbors told the Examiner. “After thinking for several hours on how to create something like that, Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment was born.”
Neighbors said the movement is growing and organizers hope to have overpass protests in all 50 states.
“As we speak, organizations across America are planning protests – California, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana,” Neighbors said. “For now, local groups are planning their own protests, throughout July, beginning July 4th.”
The goal Neighbors said, is to have a mass protest in August that will stretch across country, all on the same day, for an event coined as “the patriot wave.”
Neighbors was asked how the organization would respond if those decrying impeachment were called “right-wing” and “partisan,” and perhaps not taken seriously.
“I would urge them to stop what they are doing, and spend time to read the US Constitution. There is no ‘right wing’ to this, it’s simply a matter of Americans who realize this administration has gone beyond the limits of the Constitution,” Neighbors said. “Simply look at the scandals that exist. No other administration in history has ever acted in such a manner, regardless of political affiliation.”
According to Neighbors, the Overpasses movement is independent and not affiliated with the tea party or other groups. However, members of tea party groups do support and have joined the movement.
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