Private Membership Association
A Private Membership Association (“PMA”) is men and women collectively asserting and standing upon their rights to determine what devices, products, procedures, or services will be used by them to maintain the health of their own body, mind, or spirit.
A PMA is like a private family (PMA creator = the head of the family; PMA members = family members). Just like in a close family, what is communicated or happens inside a family’s private home, among only family members are private matters generally immune from and not subject to censorship/control by any administrative agency of any government.
PMAs have an established history and maintain a significant and unique standing in law; they are generally immune from most, if not all, state and federal Public Laws. For example:
Drinking is allowed inside “private clubs” in “dry counties” in states of The United States of America where the sale of alcohol to the public is restricted or illegal; smoking is allowed inside “cigar bars” or “private clubs” in states having public laws prohibiting smoking in government buildings and in buildings open to the public; membership is restricted and only private rules apply inside private golf, baseball, football, soccer, and other sports clubs; Men’s, Women’s, Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs; the Cub, Brownie, Boy and Girl Scouts of America; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.); the American Medical Association; and, even the local, state and federal BAR Associations, all of which are various forms of a PMA, generally follow only their own rules, not public law.
Benefits of a Private Membership Association
1. Enjoy a general immunity to public laws, regulations, and internal rules of local, state, and federal administrative agencies (including, but not limited to, the FDA) that protect public health.
Properly set up, what occurs inside a Private Membership Association by and among members is private; generally not subject to any public law, regulation, or agency rule. A PMA is similar to a private family in that what is stated or done inside the family home by, to, and among family members is not generally subject to any governmental scrutiny, censorship, or control. Just as peoples’ speech is generally immune from governmental restriction; so is the speech and acts of the PMA members and what is published and done by and between PMA members in the PMA;
The above-mentioned immunity is not absolute. The single exception is that neither a PMA nor its members may do anything that creates a “clear and present danger that they will bring about substantial evils that Congress has a right to prevent.”
2. Increase your income safely. When you act and communicate with PMA members you do so privately, each party asserting and standing upon their constitutionally secured rights to freedom of association, speech, the press; the right to privacy, and other rights.
This may afford you freedom in advertising, marketing, and operation of your business that you may never have experienced before. In a PMA, communicating only with PMA members, you are now able to state and publish all the true facts (or at least the true facts that you want to disclose) about your personal experience, the experience of others, and what verifiable testing has shown that people have experienced using your device, product, procedure or service and what that device, product, procedure or service really offers PMA members. For example, on a PMA’s website, in the “for members, only section” publishing testimonials sent to you would not violate the public law named Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Being able to demonstrate, speak and publish the truth about what your device, product, procedure, or service will do for people and animals in your advertising and marketing should lead to excitement about your device, product, procedure, or service, markedly increase sales volume and afford you greater profit with safety.
3. Greater Peace of Mind is achieved by not having to worry about qualifying for any license from any licensing administration or board or having any agency determine how you practice or censoring what you can state or publish about your device, product, procedure, or service. This frees you of the time and expense burdens placed upon persons who deal with the public and, thereby, allows you to react quickly to ever-changing markets and be more creative and relaxed in your thinking, advertising, marketing, and in the way you run your business. This also reduces stress.
If your answer to any of the questions asked above is “yes” what is the solution to your problem? Who is the FDA? What authority and power were the FDA lawfully delegated, and over whom or what? Can you change being subject to the jurisdiction of the FDA?
Is a PMA right for you?
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