More on Crazy Licensing Requirements in the Wall Street Journal
Last week, the Journal reported on a comedy troupe that’s being hounded by regulators. Today, there’s another article about regulators overstepping their bounds, this time to put obstacles in the path of potential tour guides. The city of Philadelphia requires tour guides to pass a history test and get a license — and that applies to anyone who talks about history in exchange for money.
Here’s the best sentence in the article:
As Robert McNamara, a lawyer who took on the case, distills his argument, “Government can’t make sure you understand the Constitution before it has to abide by it.”
Read the whole thing. And feel free to leave a comment, if your municipality allows you to discuss current events without a license.