The Obama regime, for the second time since 2009, has raided Gibson Guitars in search of illegal wood. The first time they confiscated a large quantity of Madagascar ebony. They claimed the wood was imported illegally but were proven wrong. Gibson still doesn’t have the wood back after 2 years! WTF? There is the document that BHO and his minions continually ignore called the Constitution.
Now they are claiming that Gibson has illegally imported Indian wood and surely will be proven incorrect once again. Redstate.com has a good article on the raids. Also see the WSJ Another good blog is written by Bob Barr, former presidential candidate, congressman, and federal prosecutor. The key quote, ” The government treatment of this American company - one of the few bright spots in domestic manufacture of music instruments is disgraceful, counterproductive and mean spirited.
Another aspect of this raid is the fact that Tennesee is a right-to -work state. Could this have something to do with it. BHO has been using the NLRB to bully American companies that are trying to expand operations in right-to-work states. Why not the Fish & Wildlife Service?
There are a couple of things that really piss me off about these raids. First of all, what the hell is the government doing trying to control such things as what wood companies use in their instruments? OK, I know some woods are rare and may become extinct. I also know there are unscrupulous operators that would deplete the rarest woods for gain. Ask yourself this question: Why would Gibson, who the government has already shown a prejudice against by wrongfully accusing once, take such a foolish chance for such a small reward? Second, why does it require agents armed with sub-machine guns to enter a music instrument manufacturer’s factory and confiscate wood? Are they afraid someone will hit them over the head with a guitar?? NAZI Germany and the Soviet Union used tactics like this to control people in their regimes.
I’m sure that eventually Gibson will be cleared of any wrong-doing but in the mean time; the company’s reputation has been tarnished. They have and will be put to considerable expense. Customers will be inconvenienced and sales will be lost. God only knows when their illegally confiscated property will be returned.
This Regime has to be completely washed out of Washington in November of 2012 and until then they must be fought on every front. Write, call and visit your Representatives and Senators offices and let them know that the onerous regulations, unfair practices and the exorbitant taxes are killing businesses and jobs. It is the only way we will be able to avoid the disaster that is BHO!
Q: How do you starve a liberal?
A: Hide his food stamps under his work boots!