Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Licensing Gone Wild: Oregon Bureaucrats Shut Down 82-Year-Old Barber

An 80-year-old barber cutting hair for 50 years now is told he has to go back to school.

He says the state never warned him his license was about to expire.

Americans have a constitutional right to earn a living in the occupation of their choice, free from unreasonable government interference.

What happened to this man is the very definition of unreasonable.

A properly engaged judiciary, is one that takes rights seriously, including the right to earn a living.

Institute for Justice


  1. We need to stop asking permission to act like an adult.

  2. They actually put him out of business?


    For cutting hair? What's the "danger" to the public in that? The scissors? I'm surprised they don't demand a permit for that.

    If that's not tyranny I don't know what is.

    Oregon for shame for real.

    My barber tells me similar stories here in Quebec. It's a joke.


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