In a bizarre move by the Department of Justice, who's supposed to look out for the well being of Americans, told Gibson Guitar they need to export their labor to Madagascar.
The Department of Justice is going to have a hard time explaining this. Especially if if comes out that a member of the DOJ has business ties to labor in Madagascar.
Peter Schiff interviewed the CEO on his radio show yesterday...
BigGovernment.com has several articles about this as well:
Does anyone know about the law the CEO refers to requiring Americans to obey foreign laws? It sounds like "the lazy act"
The second link from Fleet:
"The vehicle for the assault on Gibson is the Lacey Act. This is an example of the law of unintended consequences and of government run amok. The original intention of the Lacey Act was really quite admirable – to prevent the poaching of wildlife on American land. But thanks to hard green radicals and agitators such as Soros, it has been expanded in recent years as a way to police global trade in forest goods. The hallmark of overcriminalization, folks who have (unwittingly) run afoul of the Lacey Act have, quite literally, found themselves in jail, with their property taken away."
Feb 23, 2012: The Great Gibson Guitar Raid: Months Later, Still No Charges Filed
Apr 12, 2012: Gibson Guitars awaits charges 3 years after government raid Fox News 4/12/12
May 08, 2012: Sen. Rand Paul Testifies on The FOCUS Act At The House Natural Resources Committee - 05/08/12