Meet two courageous Americans who are fighting back against gov’t overreach

On Tuesday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn was joined by two hardworking Americans who are standing up for what they believe is right.

First up, Bruce O’Connell, owner of North Carolina’s Pisgah Inn, joined Glenn to talk about how his business, which is located on federal land, has been effected by the government shutdown. The Inn is in its final month of operation before it shuts down for the season on October 31, but Bruce was told he would have to close down early this year because of the government shutdown. Bruce faced a similar situation during the government shutdown of 1996. He chose to close down his business then. This time, he is not going down without a fight. He is standing up for his staff, his business, and his rights.

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Glenn was then joined by Zeeda Andrews of RideForTheConstitution.org. Zeeda’s group is organizing the trucker rally set to roll into Washington D.C. this weekend as well as satellite events around the country. The idea came about through social media, in forums where those with trucking backgrounds and connections get together to talk. Zeeda described people are just “fed up” with the government’s blatant disregard of the Constitution, and the idea for this weekend’s event was borne out of that frustration.

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Read the press release for the event below:

Truckers Shutdown Oct 11th

  • Johnathan Read

    There are heroes and then there are HEROES.

    Bruce O’Connell is the latter, a true American HERO .

  • Draxx

    This Is Polite Persecution Of American Citizens That Stand Up For What Is Right…

    This is the beginning, next you will find people you know who defy this Thugacracy will disappear without warning…

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Indeed he is.

  • Draxx

    If I had the money I would help fund Bruce’s Challenge Against The Gov’t…

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    That time of ‘disappearing’ will come sooner than anyone can imagine Draxx, Obama nor his minions will allow this dissent to go on much longer before lethal force is used to counter it.

  • Lioness

    I want to rent a giant U Haul just to take up more space!

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.johnson.71404976 Brian Johnson

     That’s right snowretard, we’re coming soon and we’re coming for you first. We’re going to give the IRS all your medical record so that we can come and get your guns. AND THERE ISN’T ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP US!
    Kneel before your Black Fuhrer.
    Heil Obama! Heil Obama!

  • Draxx

    Everybody Pay Attention To How They Are Spamming Like This and Artificially Inflating The “Likes” To Make Their Listing At The Top…

    This Means The Progressives Are Worried That Important Info Is Getting Out There And They Want You To Get Pissed At These Lame Posts So That You Will Just Want To Stop Reading Or Leave The Page!!!

    They have a group of Idiots in a building doing collaborated post and inflate each others post!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Snowleopard, have you checked out what an absolute kook this Zeeda Andrews is?

  • Anonymous

    This Andrews woman is quite literally insane.

  • Anonymous

    You had on a woman who is not only a truther but also believes that Obama is Osama. 

    And, really, where else do you go to get your Constitutional questions answered than a paranoid trucker?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Fight the Fascism of Obama stop his bullying the people how is it that only 15% of the government is shut down but things like this keep happening? Obama and his gang are doing this on by design and when this is all over the truth will come out and this will end up biting the left in the rear.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Hi friend how have you been?

  • Anonymous

    What we really need is an UN-LIKE button for this nonsense !

  • Anonymous

    @ Randy:  I can’t understand why you castigate something that you enjoy so much. Just sayin’…

  • Lioness

    Hi! I’ve been busy but fine. How bout you? I could not access my disqus account for months, I finally had a moment to contact their tech support and they got me going again. I’m really fired up with all the insanity that’s going on, and am optimistic that something tangible may come from all of this. Talk to ya soon.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Well this summer I found a job picking corn but that has been done for two weeks at least I know their are some jobs around here just got to keep my Eyes open. It is complete foolishness what is happening right now it funny how we the hostage takers are the ones with the gun to our heads.

  • Johnathan Read

    Pisgah Inn reopens after feds tried to shut it down over budget impasse

    October 09, 2013, FoxNews.com

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/09/businesses-forced-to-close-during-slimdown-fight-for-rights-reopen/

    WASHINGTON –  The owner of a privately run inn along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is back in business five days after the federal government forced him to close as a byproduct of the D.C. slimdown.

    Bruce O’Connell, owner of the Pisgah Inn, told FoxNews.com on Tuesday he was “hopeful” that his business would reopen — and by Wednesday, it had.

    A posting on the company’s Facebook page said the inn was reopening at 5 p.m. Suggesting an agreement was reached with the feds, the post thanked the National Park Service “for working with us through all of this mess.” An employee also confirmed to FoxNews.com that the inn was re-opening. 

  • mspatdev

    That is so very true as to what you have said. I have wanted to make a posting, but there was a whole bunch of lines and the other posting you couldn’t read. Well, later in the evening I went back and it was still there. Since I am a night hawk, I went on the site about 2:00 A.M. and I was able to make a post. I do not give up that easily. I will fight the obammy idiots. While we are this subject, in your emails obammy has slipped his emails in them. You have to be careful that it is his and not someone else. Also, I tried to unsubscibe, but you can’t do that. So I have deleted him out of my email and I do not open it. All it is lies, lies.

  • Anonymous

    We have to back the ones willing to take a stand.  Cheers to you guys and pray all goes well, but if obama has a hand in it, it will be delegated to someone else so his hands won’t get dirty and anything come back to him.

  • Dan Dorfman

    Actually, this “make money with your computer” spam shows up on progressive websites too. Not everything is a conspiracy by the evil leftists, you know.
    And What’s With That Capitalization? What, Is Putting Everything In Title Case Worth More Of Your Effort Than Backing Your Assertions Up With Actual Facts?

  • Dan Dorfman

    Really? A woman who believes that Obama is actually Osama Bin Laden himself, that the CIA has a heart-attack gun, and that flu shots are a CDC plot is the person you want to put your support behind?

  • Anonymous

    These Park Rangers who are blocking the entrances are what would be called collaborators during WWII.  Fellow citizens who worked for the enemy in their own country.  I wonder if they would fire on their fellow Americans?

  • Anonymous

     Actually, you regressive idiots have admitted that you have professional trolls who post on sites to get people riled up or to leave a site. And Dorkman two can play at the “he said she said” game, Why don’t you and your cronies quit providing false information and twisting facts to suit your idiotic and destructive agenda? Why not just take the truth as it is instead of putting doctored graphs and facts to back up your insane assertions?

  • Anonymous

     Who are you babbling about Dorkman? You pull that out of your big ass?

  • Anonymous

    He finally admits he sucks balls. That is the first step, pants, admitting you have a problem. That is looking at gay porn in your mother’s basement.

  • Dan Dorfman

    Woooow. “Dorkman”? Really? Last time I got called that was 2nd grade. You really want to play the playground name-calling game with a name like “Belcher”?
    But I digress.
    Chill, man. I just expressed disagreement, that doesn’t make me part of some grand trolling conspiracy, just a voice of dissent to your rambling baseless conspiracy theory.

  • Dan Dorfman

    No, I pulled it out of Zeeda Andrews’ facebook page. Take a look, it’s a regular melting pot of batshit.

  • Kenny Pick

    Zeeda is so smart! Too bad she didn’t mention her theory about POTUS being the same person as OBL! Nice one Glenn. You should see if she wants to borrow your KKK snuggie you had on display in Salt Lake this summer. 

  • Anonymous

     Why are you defending trolls who try to get free advertising at the expense of killing a thread?  What makes this a left or right issue?  These people are probably being paid to do this and those who are paying them have the money to actually PAY FOR ADVERTISING.  Save being an ass for another reason.

  • Anonymous

     These people are everywhere.  Moderators would be helpful if a web site enjoys having people stay and read the comments.  For many, the comments are the main attraction as they can be filled with updates, links to additional information or a different view.

  • Dan Dorfman

    Defending? Where, pray tell, do I defend spamming? Quote me if I have.
    By the way, that jackass Draxx tried to make it a left or right issue when he blamed robospamming on an eeeeeevil group of leftists in a building somewhere with a hidden agenda.
    If anything, I said it WASN’T a political issue. “Not everything is a conspiracy by the left”, I said, so I was taking it AWAY from partisanship.
    Please, read things carefully before constructing and shouting your opinion.