On October 8, from 2-4PM, several 9/12, TEA Party, and conservative/patriot organizations will unite in an “unprecedented” show of support for one of this country’s great American companies, Gibson Guitars at a “We Stand With Gibson” rally at the Scoreboard Bar & Grill parking lot in Nashville, TN.
For those who don’t tune in to Fox News Channel, read conservative blogs, or listen to conservative talk radio, chances are you are not even aware of what happened to Gibson Guitars last month when Federal agents raided their offices and factories in Nashville and Memphis, semi-automatic weapons drawn, clearing out all employees and confiscating guitars, supplies, files, computers, etc.
What was their alleged crime, you ask? Using “illegal” wood in their products. Isn’t it odd how nobody has even been indicted on any charges?
As I discussed in my last BigDawg spotlight piece on fellow BigDawg’er, Nathan Picard, seems the only real “crime” here is Gibson’s CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, is a Republican donor. The feds have basically told Mr. Juszkiewicz that all of this “would go away” if they outsource their jobs to Madagascar. Say what?
Meanwhile, POTUS is making the rounds touting his so-called “jobs bill”…demanding Congress “pass this bill” (90 times in 5 speeches)…. But do keep sending those jobs overseas.
How can you get involved? Hop on a plane, train, or automobile, head to Nashville, and let this administration know that we say “NO YOU CAN’T” bully us into submission. Rally organizers have stated the following:
The government’s actions impact not only Gibson but all related businesses working with Gibson products. This abuse of federal power must not go unanswered. We, the citizens who grant government its power and authority, MUST act to hold government accountable when that power is abused. Please join us October 8 in Nashville to Stand with Gibson.
We are asking you to do the following to show your support for Gibson:
1) Attend the rally (Directions);
2) Sign up for email updates on the rally. New information is coming out daily;
3) Tell your family and friends about the rally and encourage them to attend, as well;
4) Visit the Rally’s FaceBook page and “Like” it;
5) Share on your FaceBook and Twitter accounts. The Twitter hashtag is #GibsonRally;
6) Visit Grassfire Nation and sign the petition in support of Gibson (the plan is to present this to Gibson live at the event)
The rally will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Scoreboard Grill in the Opryland area of Nashville. Map, here. It will feature Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, radio hosts Steve Gill and Phil Valentine and Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer.
CONFIRMED! Eric Lee Beddingfield will Perform.
Confirmed! Grant Austin Taylor will Rock the House with his rendition of the National Anthem on his Gibson Electric Guitar
Please Join us and take a Stand for Freedom and Stand with Gibson.
More updates soon, this is going to be a Concert and Rally to Remember, Join US!
Charlie Daniels will not be at the Rally but he has a great Facebook Post on Gibson.
If it’s drivable for you, it sounds like it might be a fun way to pass the weekend.