Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists Rumble Into DC for 30th Year
Expect major, rolling road closures, especially Sunday
Question and Comment by Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired – Concerned Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles – Facebook…
As an old Marine Infantryman with 1/1 and as a retired 31-year veteran of the Houston PD, I see “so called” veterans riding in this “Rolling Thunder” biker “protest” by the thousands…I have a question. Where is the respect for the Constitutional rights and civil liberties of the American citizen and where is the respect for the “rule of law?”
At a minimum, some 60% to 80%+ of the bikers in attendance at this Rolling Thunder debacle are atop motorcycles that have been illegally modified to emit noise levels that are four-to-eight-times (measured on a logarithmic scale) the legal “total” motorcycle noise emissions of 80 dB(A) as restricted by the US EPA’s Code of Federal Regulations – that “total” motorcycle noise emissions being the “minimum” level of protection for the general public.
These LOUD Bikers, for narcissistic-selfish reasons, opt to remove the legal, quiet, US EPA approved factory-installed muffler and replace same with an illegal, NOT FOR ROAD USE, competition exhaust that is responsible for the destruction of millions of American families daily quality of life and unnecessarily endangers their health and welfare, especially for those living and working in our congested urban areas.
True, honorable, Patriots and Philanthropists do not modify motor vehicles to emit illegal noise then proceed out onto our public roadways and use that noise to destroy the quality of life of others…this is the behavior of a selfish, irresponsible, bully…not a man and certainly NOT a Patriot who has sworn to uphold and defend the United States Constitution!
I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
I was in D.C. the week (16-19 May 2017) prior to this Rolling Thunder madness and presented a Congressional Bill Proposal to end forty-years of loud vehicle nonsense on our public roadways…LOUD vehicle nonsense promulgated by an almost complete absence of enforcement.
Shame on the Rolling Thunder biker organization for violating the civil rights and civil liberties of the American citizen and shame on the Rolling Thunder biker organization for mocking the protective intent of the United States Constitution, our State Constitution and the rule of law…laws enacted specifically for the protection of the United States Citizen. Shame on Vice President Mike Pence for accepting his “induction” into the Rolling Thunder Biker Organization while this Administration promised a strict adherence to “the rule of law.”
Finally, remember that there is absolutely NOTHING that transpires at the annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally in D.C. that could not transpire with the attendees atop a motorcycle equipped with the legal, quiet, US EPA compliant, factory-installed muffler affixed to said motorcycle – absolutely nothing. Illegal motorcycle noise is indicative of narcissistic, abusive, bully, irresponsible behavior on the part of the operator…”men” and Patriots and Philanthropists and Christians don’t modify motor vehicles to emit illegal noise emissions in violation of the rule of law and use that noise to assault children and disrespect their neighbor!
God Bless America!!!
1) Article: The Truth about Loud Motorcycles the Police Won’t or Can’t Tell You: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/the-truth-about-loud-motorcycles-the-police-wont-or-cant-tell-you/
2) Article: Motorcycle Noise Enforcement – 101: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/motorcycle-noise-enforcement-101/
3) Congressional Bill Proposal: The American Quality of Life Act – 2017: https://view.publitas.com/p222-12679/american-quality-of-life-act-2017-congressional-bill-proposal/
4) Video: Loud Motorcycles? THE LAW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouBsdUq-2Iw
5) Video: Loud Motorcycles? Obfuscation and Deceit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxFtHInScZQ
6) Video: Philanthropy or Thuggery? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvd-j6yMMM&t=889s
Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
Concerned Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles – Facebook, YouTube and WordPress