|Received:||7/3/2006 12:59:51 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I write this note to politely oppose the Federal Trade Commission's proposed new business opportunity rule for the Direct Sales industry. While it may be well intentioned, and perhaps motivated by the recognition of unethical behavior by some in the direct sales industry, it is clearly overly intrusive and punishing to the majority of individuals who behave legally and ethically. The proposed rule would unjustly hamper entreprenuerial activity that is being conducted in a fair and appropriate manner and sets abusive limits on and bureaucratic roadblocks in the path of business success. These limits and roadblocks are not applied to any other business and hence, totally specious and unfair. They in effect dramatically limit the freedom of individuals to practice fair and open trade and intrude on the basic American right to persue happiness. Additionally, it sets up a byzantine process to track and control the private and consensual business of ordinary Americans. I urge any and all responsible authorities to dispense with this wrongful and misguided policy suggestion.