|Received:||11/28/2004 5:18:52 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The Direct Marketing Association's campaign to allow telemarketing calls that deliver a prerecorded message is a vile attempt to manipulate the federal government into condeming everyday Americans to interrupted dinners, lost family time, and endless aggravation. Put the lobbiest's presentations aside for a moment. Now, remember that the DNC list was enacted because tens of millions of Americans felt harrassed by telemarketing call centers. Despite the rules ranging from calling hour restrictions to the prior-business-relationship caveat, citizens everywhere had their homes and offices invaded on at least a daily basis. An entire class of home electronics products were developed to defend against telemarketers, to no avail. Telemarketers were notorious for ignoring restrictions placed upon them and circumventing our technological blocks, until at last our leaders in Washington were forced to end their abuses. I implore you: Do not reopen the floodgates on telephone spam. The justice system recently ended the career of one of the world's most notorious e-mail spammers. Don't unravel our achievements thus far by providing a foothold for telemarketers to invade our homes again. I am fighting our nation's wars to protect our freedoms. Don't abandon our individual freedoms to these unscrupulous telemarketing corporations.