Every day, Dan Leger dresses in a seersucker suit, bow tie and straw hat, in order to give tours of Savannah under the name “Savannah Dan.” Dan already has a tour-guide license, but he doesn’t think he should need a government permission slip to practice his trade. Dan also would like to pay others to give tours on a part-time basis, but has been unable to find anyone willing to go through the hassle of obtaining a license only for part-time work.
Economic Liberty | First Amendment | Occupational Licensing | Occupational Speech | Tour Guides
Government Cannot Decide Who Is, Or Is Not, Allowed To Tell A Story
Tour guides are storytellers, and the government can’t be in the business of deciding who is (or who is not) allowed to tell stories.