|Received:||6/30/2006 11:40:19 PM|
|Organization:||Free Life International|
|Commenter:||Barron E. White|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Dear Sir/Ma'am: Please reconsider the regulation concerning an individual's right to voluntarily join a direct sales organization. It isn't the right of our government to micro-manage the lives of its citizenry. We aren't a communist nation where specific intities have rights and privileges to do business, we are the "land of the free..." It is our right to make choices and decisions on our own. If the law is being abused and misrepresented, then the government has a right to gurantee peopel protection under the law. It isn't the responsibility of the government to dictate when people should choose to operate their business. Individuals who accept an invitation to participate in direct sales, do so of their own free will. If they feel the product is worthy of their attention, it isn't the governments job to say when that should transpire. You, the Fair Trade Commission, are misrepresenting your name and what your responsibilities are to the citizenry of our country. I see the FTC as a viable entity that researches the truth of a company and its products to make sure the citizenry isn't being deceived. Perhaps better time would be spent addressing deceptive companies (fly-by-night) and products with illegitimate claims. I'm in the direct sales industry. It was by choice, the products has research, and it does what it says it will do. The company also provides (in writing) a 90 day 100% money back guarantee. People in the direct sales company I work stand by this wonderful guarantee. I know individuals who have returned the product for various reasons without incident. You must agree that 90 days is a long time to guarantee a health product. Legitimate companies should provide substantial guarantees if their product is credible. Instead of trying to dictate how an individual signs with a direct sales company, consider investigating the company's product guarantee. This will eliminate the seven day grace period for individuals who want to sign-up and get started on their business venture. Don't take the word free out of free enterprise.