|Received:||7/13/2006 3:39:10 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been a direct sales Independent Business Owner off and on for 6 years. It is an opportunity that has tremendously benefited my family and associates. We are commited to conducting our businesses with the highest of ethical standards and will always follow the rules of this great nation. However, the draft of Business Opportunity Rule, R511993 is critically flawed. Please remove the "10 references" rule. This rule requires direct selling businesses to infringe upon the privacy of it's participants. A requirement NO OTHER business has, or is able to do leagally. Independent Business people deserve the right to privacy enjoyed by all U.S. citizens. Imposing a seven day wait period prior to registering a prospective associate is too much like treating grown adults as uneducated toddlers. At the age of 18 citizens are considered aduts with the comensurate rights, privelages, and responsibilities there to. Don't allow the government to infringe upon those rights when the intent of those persons is to enrich their prospects in life while obeying the laws of their desired endevour. Is the federal government required to provide a list of all litigation filed against it for the last 10 years when hiring a new civil servant? No. There is no reason to require that of any business either. Thank you for your time and attention. Please allow common sense and good judgement to rule the day. Americans are not at all as foolish and helpless as these rules would make them seem.