The officials have been elected by the people to speak for them. Do you "really" want to turn this into a political debate?
No, because I'm apolitical (and I for one didn't elect anyone). :)
And you have no right to force your "elected" rulers on me either then.
lets see how it goes... I think big bloggers are prepared already with disclaimer
What's in the scope of this discussion is that I find this FTC stuff illegitimate and discourage compliance (EDIT: actually I don't mind the idea of disclosure, I mind doing it because FTC says so rather than because you believe it's a good thing, that is, it should be your choice). That's my opinion and belief. If you can't respect that then well you don't have to say it more than once.
I voted that it doesn't apply since I'm not in US, albeit I rent a server that is which it seems doesn't seem to count for the IRS so I'm guessing it might not for this either.
But here's the thing. I actually don't mind the idea of disclosing the fact that some of what I put up may be sponsored or endorsed. It's a matter of honesty and a relationship with my readers or clients. What I do mind is a supposed governing authority dictating this as if we cannot choose for ourselves.
If it did or does apply to me I would vote "No." for compliance, not because I disagree with disclosure, but because I disagree with doing it solely because FTC says I have to. If I do it, it's gonna be because I say so.