Dear Mr. Mills
"Foreign Dealers" I agree are the spice of the Tucson, and they are
not PER SE the problems.
The problem is their non-following of our laws, and their taking dis
advantage of the non-compliance.
I do empathise and sympathize with their ordeal and trouble of
making it through to the show, but you still have, will always have
all the problems, that you cited even if we had all the dealers that
were from foreign country and in midst of them you were alone a
One thing has nothing to do with the other. The problems you cited
are in no way, shape or form are related to absence or presence of
What we are primarily concerned is that their following, complying,
adherence, acceptance and respecting our local laws of our land.
The laws have a purpose and an aim to achieve.
As per your argument we can empty our jails, because they are also
undergoing tremendous hardships in there.
I do not know how many from Orchidland would agree that it is
incumbent upon the show organisers to make sure that the exhibitors
do comply with the local laws.
When they ask me my credentials for exhibiting they make sure that I
am eligible to exibhit, but I do not think the foreign dealers are
held to such high standards, one of the reasons could be that they
(organizers) get away with charging them double the amount for the
What we are debating is the anamoly in compliance of the law, and
this non-compliance has multi-faceted and far reaching consequences
for ALL of us including the very dealers who do not
I am not anti or pro any business or dealer or immigrant or local. I
am pro - business