|Received:||11/28/2004 6:37:00 PM|
|State:||Not in the US|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:When will the subsidizing of Americans' privacy cease? Our First Amendment grants free speech, but when it was ratified along with the rest of the Bill of Rights in 1791, free speech could always be mitigated by simply walking away from where the speaking occurred, should an individual not care to hear the speaker. Our Freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government all represent one thing to Americans: Choice. When our nation was founded, we did so on a basis of choice. One can choose to speak publicly just as easily as one can choose to practice a certain religion. If an individual does not wish the privacy of his or her home violated by the ringing of a telephone, the source of which is an unsolicited call generated by a computer or dialing of a telemarketer, then that individual should never hear that call come in. The 'Do Not Call' list is titled the way it is for a reason. The persons listed therein do not wish to be called by telemarketers for any purpose. There should be no confusion whatsoever on this point. Give us the choice of preserving our privacy.