When someone mentions the word “biker” we immediately think of the bearded, long-haired and gang oriented, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders with a penchant for drinking, crime and violence. Basically, those who wear their gang colors proudly on black leather jackets and usually look they could stare down a hungry lion and force it into submission with just the scowl on their faces.
But there are also others bikers with patriotism and loyalty to America’s system of government whether borne of years of military service or a simple love for truth, justice and the American way.
Chris Cox is just such a person whose support for Donald Trump has brought him to the nation’s capital for the President-elect’s inauguration and to demonstrate to Trump’s detractors that Cox and his allies won’t be intimidated by the anti-Trump protesters.
From Washington Post:
Chris Cox surveyed a small park near the U.S. Capitol, his German shepherd by his side. Wearing a Harley-Davidson jacket and a crocodile-skin cowboy hat adorned with the animal’s teeth atop his moppy, curly hair, Cox made for a particularly discordant sight in the heart of federal Washington on a misty weekend morning.
But Cox had logistics to sort out, an Inauguration Day demonstration with motorcycle die-hards from across the nation to plan.
The 48-year-old chain-saw artist from South Carolina was an early and enthusiastic supporter of President-elect Donald Trump. Now that his guy has won, Cox wants to ensure that the group he founded, Bikers for Trump, strengthens its political muscle during Trump’s presidency and beyond.
The group obtained a permit for what is expected to be the largest pro-Trump rally held by a private group in the nation’s capital timed to the inauguration. Cox calls the planned event at John Marshall Park a “halftime rally” and said there will be speakers, musical performances and upward of 5,000 bikers in attendance.
Washington Post continued:
Cox launched the organization in October 2015, back when Trump was still running what was considered a quixotic campaign. Since then, he has hosted rallies throughout the country, with his biker group growing to tens of thousands of mostly white men, many of whom are veterans.
During Trump’s own rallies, and at the Republican National Convention, the group has served as a vigilante security force, providing human barricades between supporters and protesters.
Ultimately, Cox said, he wants to transform bikers into a distinct voting bloc, akin to the Christian Coalition or Teamsters. His group is composed of members of established groups such as Bikers for Christ and Veteran Bikers MC, and Cox says there are many more unaffiliated “lone wolf” bikers to still bring into the political fray. But the plausibility of creating a unified voting bloc remains to be seen, particularly considering there are at least two other Trump motorcycle events happening in the District around inauguration.
Chris Cox has broken the long held stereotype of bikers being nothing but trouble makers and with his concern for America’s future, we might just actually see a resurgence of grass roots patriotism becoming mainstream again.
America could definitely use it after so many years of Anti-America rhetoric coming from the White House, the leftist news media, and liberal college snowflakes with no real understanding of the history of America’s founding or the documents written by the Founding Fathers to explain why they did what they did!
Source: Washington Post