FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Brian and Sandra Prell--P894219
August 7, 1997
Secretary Donald Clark
Dear Secretary Clark,
We are writing to advise you of our strong opposition to the proposed debasing of the standards that enable a product to bear the Made in the U.S.A. label.
A manufacturer has the proud right to label their product Made in the U.S.A." when It is 100% produced in THIS country, The United States of America. This simple phrase represents a gold standard, an ideal. It is not something to be cheapened for the sake of a marketing gimmick. To label an Item which has been only partially made in this country as the real thing would go against any standard of what is fair, true or moral. It would be an outright lie! Worse yet, it would be using the good name of our country to perpetrate this lie. Mexico is NOT part of the U.S.A. China is NOT part of the U.S.A.
The United States of America is supposed to be governed by the people and for the people. The FTC is a U.S. government agency. This proposed change would only benefit businesses and corporations which are not people. This change would be to the detriment of the people of this country. We find it reprehensible that this agency would even consider allowing the name of our country to be used as a tool of deception.
If is that important to a manufacturer that their product display the majestic (as of now) and meaningful inscription Made in the U.S.A. there is a very simple way that does not require the proposed criminal changes:
PRODUCE THE ITEM IN THE U.S.A.! PERIOD!
Brian and Sandra Prell