WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU FREESTATERS THINKING! I don't mean to offend all Libertarians, but the extremists in your party are going to make fools out of you!
If you really think that you are going to come to NH, set up compounds disguised as housing developments, and take over the state you might be in for a surprise. NH is a very funny political animal. You might think that we approve of you, but then find yourself stabbed in the back. At the very least, expect to compromise some of your views.
Nobody is getting a haircut in NH from a public-serving barber without a license because NOBODY IN NH WANTS AIDS! DUHHHHH! If you want your buddy to cut your hair and risk your health that's your business. Get it?
I would bet that most States have a professional licensing requirement like this. If the guy did the manicure with the expectation of payment in return, then he engaged in the practice of a regulated profession requiring licensure. I ought to post the "professions" my State licenses...it is good for laugh.
Licensing is the socialist answer to personal responsibility.
Cutting hair won't give you AIDS, or get you AIDS, either. Cutting the skin under that hair, with an instrument that has been contaminated with the AIDS virus might...
What the heck happened to "Live Free or Die?"
OTOH..it probably got a lot of publicity for the FS movement. Ridicule is a very effective weapon against government excess..
The editorial is B.S. It says that anyone doing any barbering, hairdressing, or manicuring to friends or family in the privacy of your own home is breaking the law. Bullcr*p! It's if you do it for PAY that you're subject to licensing. Same applies to lots of other activities.
My mother and other women her age used to give haircuts to people in college in the 60's for extra money. I guess they were all a bunch of criminals who deserved to do time, huh? What are you, a statist?
I dunno, but I belive they're thinking it isn't the governments place to limit competition in the beauty business as well as the fact that government shouldn't be able to collect all those licensing and renewal fees that keep little- headed state bureaucrats employed.
Just think in Maine he would have been shot. You can get away with just about anything in maine except not paying the state. Failure to have a license paid for annually could result in your being castrated or shot dead.
We nolonger refer to it as vacationland, now it is Taxation Land.
Licensure for manicuring does not require disclosure of AIDS. The licensed manicurist is just as likely to have AIDS as the non-licensed manicurist.
You're nuts. Getting one of these idiot licenses hardly prevents the barber, manicurist, or whatever from getting AIDS, and there is no requirement that they don't already have AIDS when they get the license.
That is to say, a danger to lives. AIDS is a stretch, and so are the other excuses certain professions that have sway on state legislatures use to limit the competition. Any profession or trade could stretch some "threat" to cover their jobs, if a consortium of such have money to spend.
It is about time this malarkey was challenged, by "free staters" or anyone else.
It is rather clumsy to use this joke to try to buttress your fear of these people trying to slow the country's flight toward socialism and fascism. Come up with some reasoned arguments against them.
Nail cutting should be nationalized, unionized, and heavily regulated.
Here's my solution to many of these licensing problems. Instead of state licensing (which at least 9 times out of 10 or more is loathesome, unnecessary, expensive, etc), better to have private organizations or associations, kind of like guilds. Carpenters' guild, bakers' guild, hairstylists' guild, etc. Voluntary. If someone joins the guild, their work/workplace etc needs to be up to a certain standard - as determined by those who are members of the guild. If they maintain the standards, they get to be a member, and have their work/place of work stamped "guild approved".
Those who don't want to join the guild don't get to have the stamp. Those who want to buy or hire non-guild work would probably pay less, and take the risk that the work etc might not be up to standard. But it's their risk.
I think that's a much better plan.
I'm willing to join the Free State project. How is the pizza in New Hampshire. How is the job situation for an MBA?