Okay as much as we’d like to write and post reminders everywhere about how poor Gibson Guitar Corporation has been treated, duly uninformed, investigated, with millions of dollars worth of products unlawfully taken, with any and all civil rights violations not in accordance with any acceptable law enforcement tactics; consequently, we would therefore enjoy daily up-briefs as well as like to make everyone more knowledgeable as to how Gibson is being victimized by misuse and misinterpretation of the law.
There once was a time when the U.S. Constitution was the “law of the land;” however, when the federal government elects to break laws to enforce other more lesser or difficult laws – that may or may not prove in a court of law – as to the motive and subsequent credibility of the parties concerned.
The Lacey Act was first enacted in 1900 and amended most recently in May of 2008 to include criminal liability for importing, owning, transporting or selling plant material that is illegally harvested. The wide range of interpretation possible in the law and lack of regulatory clarity has resulted in great difficulty in compliance. (Read here for application for Affadivit.)
Briefly therefore, we allude to a President who wants his legacy to be as green as possible; please take into consideration the latest in a series of plain mismanagement of billions of dollars of taxpayer funds.
Furthermore, we as a nation, are currently operating under the auspices where the federal agencies such as ATF, FBI, DHS, DOJ, are seeing to ridiculous claims of discrimination, using such Complainant’s as school districts, the walk and /or bus ride from home to school, wherein all of America’s bullies exist, special interest group catering, and reckless other means of protecting anyone’s civil rights.
However, as we’ve noted in past writings when one or a group lead by “the one” creates problems – not just problems, but the kinds of problems and difficulties that concern people’s employment, an organization’s state of readiness, as well as using ostensibly abhorrent behavior enough to cause an unrestful means within the society is no way that a nation’s President or Attorney General should be conducting business.
Precisely how can anyone in the guitar industry – nationwide with all guitar manufacturers – possibly be in a comfort zone with the federal government going out of its way to cause such unrest? (Click and read for NAMM)
Please be reminded that this is the exact federal government agencies that “walked guns” and knowingly placed them in the hands of terrorists and murders aligned with the drug cartels.
What’s more, according to the complaint, the Gibson wood was imported with an incorrect tariff code, which was off by one digit from the correct code. Luthiers Mercantile International, the company that imports the wood for Gibson, claims that was a simple clerical error. The difference in the codes refers to the thickness of the wood — more than or less than six millimeters in thickness (about 1/4 inch).
Since the government raided Gibson, Luthiers Mercantile has been unable to import any Indian rosewood or ebony. As it is a major supplier to guitar makers across the nation, it means the companies can’t get wood either.
Remember the entry levels of Econ. 101-102 when we were taught the basic principles of “functional substitutes”? For those of us who don’t remember; any time that a key ingredient or product reaches maturity, copywriting particulars, trademark matters, or age is when we see the price of the main product going down. Examples such as calculators, desktop computers, and iphones, everything that has market value will be replaced or repriced when their functional substitute comes of age. Thinking the opposite way then…(critical thinking) what will happen to the price of Gibson guitars?
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