Interior Design Licensing Advocate Admits to Long-term Plan
March 22, 2010
Copied below is an excerpt of a message received from Florida cartel
member, Jan Merle. Merle admits what we’ve been trying to tell the design
community all along, i.e. that ASID and their minions have a patient, long-
term agenda to REGULATE YOU OUT OF BUSINESS. He is referring
to a NATIONAL effort, not just Florida.
Read his message and then join our crusade without delay. Click here to become a member of
IDPC and the Freedom Movement: http://www.idpcinfo.org/Membership.html.
We can’t stop them without your support!
Note: what is most interesting is that it appears that Mr. Merle just received a degree in interior
design in 2009, which seems to indicate he was grandfathered at or shortly after the time the law
was enacted. This is the typical hypocrisy we see time and time again — designers who do not
meet the criteria in the proposed law, but are grandfathered in order to squelch their opposition,
and once they are inducted into the elitist little club, they are all too willing to lock the door
behind them so that no one else can enter. This is nothing less than consumer fraud.
“IDPC, you and your free-of-charge, politically motivated libertarian legal team won the
little battle. However, as a dedicated, longtime member of the interior design profession
(or "Cartel", as IDPC seems to prefer) I choose to take the long view:
Precisely 100 years ago, the architectural profession in the United States was going
through the very same controversial, agonizing, state-by-state licensure process that
interior designers are now undergoing. It created quite a stir in California in 1907 when,
apparently for the first time, an architect was prosecuted for practicing architecture
without a license!
I find it ironic that some of the very same chapters of the American Institute of Architects
(with less than 800 members nationally at the time!) who so vociferously fight licensure
of interior designers today