This past weekend, Coloradans sped out of Denver on I-70 westbound for a three-day frolic in the mountains. Tens of thousands of them flooded the Interstate with three lanes that narrowed into two lanes after 20 miles into the mountains. By noon, traffic lurched to a halt with the sheer numbers of people driving into the High Country.
Over the 4th of July, this same scene repeated itself in Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and San Francisco—along with dozens of other mega cities across America. Americans’ vacations suffered via massive traffic jams, along with crowded beaches, overwhelmed vacation spots, and overbooked campgrounds.
On I-70 past our house, for 8 to 9 hours, drivers suffered stop and go traffic at 3 to 5 miles per hour to go 100 miles to their destinations in Vail, Breckenridge, and Grand Lake. Talk about short tempers, flipping the bird, angry drivers, and a feeling of helplessness!
Along the way, accidents created even more traffic jams because everyone slowed to stare at the fender-benders. The more they slowed and stared, the more crashes they created from not watching the road.
In short: Coloradans live a growing nightmare of too many people, too little roadway, and no solutions whatsoever. Everyone screams at the Department of Transportation to add more lanes, but the mountain passes and the limited terrain won’t allow it.
My wife and I stood on Exit 254 with our signs to join www.NumbersUSA.org to empower themselves to stop the reason for the 10 hour traffic jam over 100 miles. We also featured www.CapsWeb.org to help citizens empower themselves.
What caused Colorado’s 100 mile long traffic jam? The reason: relentless, massive, and inexorable population growth created by legal and illegal immigration bombarding America.
Yet, no one dares speak a word for fear of verbal and social reprisals. If you so much as mention a word about immigration, the media brands you with various names.
Furthermore, no media outlet dares mention what we face as a civilization. Not Megyn Kelly, Wolf Blitzer, Brit Hume, George Will, Kathleen Parker, Thomas Freidman, Scott Pelley, Brian Willaims, David Muir, or Diane Sawyer. PBS and NPR flee the subject whether it’s Charlie Rose, 60 Minutes, Lianne Hanson, Terry Gross, Steve Inskeep, or Robert Siegal. In fact, they suppress any mention of our predicament.
Dear reader, your kids face another 100 million immigrants flooding into this country within 30 years or less. That equals doubling the populations of our 20 most populated cities. One hundred mile–long traffic jams won’t be a phenomenon on the 4th of July. They will become the norm.
Beijing, China and San Paulo, Brazil suffer 200-mile jams regularly. Their quality of life quotient degrades beyond anything you can imagine in the USA; yet, they too grow and grow and grow.
As my wife and I stood on the overhead bridge to watch the faces of all those people stuck in gridlock, thousands of them snapped our pictures onto Facebook, Twitter, and Google. They cheered us, especially the truckers who face gridlocked traffic as a daily nightmare.
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