To The Daily Sun,
I'm sure that the clear headed and independent thinkers and readers of The Laconia Daily Sun are sick and tired of reading items in this newspaper from ill-informed "group-thinkers" that are "FAKE NEWS," and based solely on a hard-left ideology. I'm talking about the articles and letter-to-the-editors spouting false info about the case regarding Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, and the so-called "Frozen Trucker." The judge, during his Senate hearings could not comment specifically on the details of the case, but as a former long-haul trucker, who has actually been in this exact situation, please allow me to do so.
The judge was absolutely correct in ruling in favor of TransAm, and here's why. The truck (tractor) is equipped with an over-the-road heated "sleeper," which consists of a bunk for the driver to sleep on while away from home. Alphonse Madin was told by the company to stay with the disabled trailer, and wait for a specialized wrecker to arrive on site. Sometimes the wrecker service is located quite a distance away, or may even be on another call, and may take awhile. The driver was instructed to stay with the disabled trailer for safety purposes, using four-way flashers, etc., to illuminate it to other traffic., But he chose not to wait, not because he was freezing to death, but because he simply did not to wait, decided rather to "drop the trailer," leaving it on the side of the highway, vulnerable to theft, collision, etc.
Without the tractor attached, the pressurized air brake system is completely disabled. With the tractor attached, providing air to the brake system, the repairman can do what is necessary to release the disabled trailer's brakes.
The driver was told to stay on site, but he chose not to, probably costing the trucking company thousands more, to get another truck to the site to tow the repaired trailer. In all probability, the driver was never in danger of "freezing to death." Across the country, tractor-trailers break down on the side of the road all the time, and every driver knows what his responsibility is to the company in situations like this.
This story has been distorted all out of reality, simply because of this judge, and his being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Trump. The left in this country is incapable of looking at anything clearly if it has anything to do with politics. They filter everything through a left-wing filter, a "worldview" that makes everything "political," causing it lean "hard-left!"
My advice is not to believe almost anything you read in the newspaper, unless you have seen it with your own eyes!
Wake up America, before it is too late...
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