|Received:||6/29/2006 7:17:09 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am opposed to Business Opportunity Rule R511993 which if passed would pass unnecessary burdens on citizens having their own business practised from home, as members of a legitimate company. I have joined several companies in the past 15 years, usually with the idea of having excellent products not available in retail stores to use for my own health benefit. All of the products I have used have worked well. I joined blue-green algae, chitosan, manatech, nikken and young living pure essential oils. The nikken usa and the young living essential oils have given me the most perceptible benefits. the other three are extremely useful for persons having conditions which they have been developed for. All have been researched and have excellent credentials. I think it is up to the company who recruits distributors to show that they have done valid research and do not support any fraud. Most of my friends who have worked as distributors in multi level companies have done well monetarily and have used the products to their benefit, as have I. I do not see the purpose of this law, as independent business people are often housewives, other unemployable persons, artists, people who have a means to work on their own time during the day or night and earn extra money while helping others. It would be best to regulate big business who have greater adverse effects on large numbers of people with their products that are often not tested, or have files concealed from the offices of censure, so that in the meantime people are actually harmed by using their products on a large scale. Corporate products are touted as being the only thing to be used, and so average citizens are sucked into doing something that they are told is right, that they don't think of looking more deeply into the product's side-effects, and so they are led by false hopes on a national scale that far exceeds the harmless products which also have disclaimers, that all products are not for all people. An alternative practioner will always refer a person they can't treat to a medical doctor, but a medical doctor who can't find a treatment for an individual will often leave that person to flounder in the deep sea of worry and despair without giving any alternatives or education. So I deeply oppose the regulation of companies that sell complementar supplements that are tested and proven to be excellent, by better standards of testing than their commercial counterparts. I do agree that excellent contemporary medicine, including pharmaceuticals, surgeries, and other treatments by mechanical diagnosis is superior to any alternative treatment in extreme crisis, and also in normal disease process. But when the alternative treatment is called for, it should not be suppressed. Public education should stress how to self treat bruises, common colds, and many other common illnesses that people are stricken with, that can be treated at home with known time tested products, before they incur the time and expense of emergency room and hospitalization. Medicine, like religion should not be for sale, it should be for the aid of a healthy society, and an educated society in the fields of anatomy, physiology, emotional distress, mental trauma, physical ills that can be self treated or within the family, state or nation, without incurring expense and time with modern doctors. Doctors, in fact, really do not have time for us anyway. People, citizens, should be permitted to practise their business in the privacy of their homes, and in fact be educated by the government so that they can do so and detect fraud themselves, instead of punishing those who do now harm, and in fact do a lot of good.