Friday, August 26, 2011
Gibson Guitar, Busted by Feds because of Wood
In a unilateral action to protect jobs in India, armed Fish and Wildlife Agents raided Gibson Guitar's plants in Tennessee this week because they suspect the wood used on guitars was exported illegally from India. No United States laws were violated by the guitar manufacturer according to the company. The Feds are acting to enforce laws of other nations.
This was the second time Gibson has been subject to searches by the Obama Justice Department. The raid from 2009 has not led to any charges to date. It seems the government can not charge the company with anything since they have broken no US laws, but that does not stop the Obama Administration from harassment.
In a statement Gibson's CEO said, “The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.”
There you have it, our government shutting down production and confiscating Gibson's property without any basis in US law. The damage this president is doing to our country is deplorable and must be stopped..... Surviving until he is thrown out of office while he and his storm troupers attach the citizens and job creators is going to be difficult. Should our economy and our remaining freedoms make it till 2011's election, the road to recovery will be a long one.
My liberal neighbor who watches MSN and MSNBC or CNN nightly had no idea about this story. I told him that the liberal networks he watches will never cover a story that reflects poorly on the president. He just shook his head, the abuse of power seemed to be of no concern to him at all. The fact that federal agents took property without legal authority left him cold. Had it been Bush's administration taking these unlawful actions he would be red faced.
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