Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Robert Lewis

In a previous article I surmised that our main  “pursuit” is the pursuit of happiness.

Happiness is more desirable than life or liberty.

The last two are not equal to our definition of happiness until they no longer accommodate our happiness. The priority of our lifestyle ignores the closing of churches, imprisoning of  pastors, and masking of the multitudes in businesses, restaurants, factories, schools, and hospitals. We have seen quarrels about those issues with limited results in different localities. The politicians and the unions they are beholding to, have ignored the “man on the street” who has had enough of government control and presidential mandates. It is not surprising that  the liberal news outlets and their political heroes ignore the average taxpayer to gain control of their habits, money, and liberty. This is not a new practice. Will Rogers once said, “Congress is the national joke factory. Every time they pass a law it is a joke; and every time they make a joke, they make it a law.”

Parents are mostly concerned about their own children; businesses are mostly concerned about their own employees; restaurants are mostly concerned with their own customers, and churches are mostly concerned about their own members. 

Enter the truckers.

No group of parents, business owners or churches has the clout that these essential workers have to the prosperity and happiness of the citizens. In Canada there is a convoy that is said to be 52 miles long including thousands of trucks. The drivers are not related. The trucks are not all dispatched from the same company, and they do not all carry the same cargo. What they do have in common is the same dissatisfaction with ridiculous political leadership that is killing the economy and revealing an unacceptable  level of unhappiness among the citizens. The difference in this case is that these hardworking citizens have the attention of every man, woman, boy, and girl in North America.

They have what makes us happy.

They have stuff that fills the shelves of the grocery stores, the gas tanks of our vehicles, the building suppliers of our homes, and even the parts for our cars. We cannot dismiss them as a radical fringe group. It would be a mistake, for not all of them have showed up yet. They will be heard. My hope is that they will be able to accomplish what the politicians and the fragmented citizens have not  been able to do. My hope is that their unity will be a powerful voice spoken for the good of the people. My hope is that they will not become violent. My hope is that government leaders will listen and make rational decisions that improve the quality of life of the citizens. My hope is that those leaders who do not listen to reasonable solutions will retire, quit, or that they will be replaced in the election process. This is where the rubber meets the road!

Hats off to the truckers!

May they do what is right and continue until their stated goals are achieved! May God allow other citizens to follow their example and join in the process of peaceful protest to accomplish  the will of the people.

Ps 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.