Originally Posted by drail
The idea that a "license" is required to exercise a clearly defined Constitutional right is the most ridiculous concept I have ever heard. Should the Govt. require you to purchase a license from them to exercise free speech...
Actually, it's well established that government may require permits of licenses to exercise a number of rights protected by the First Amendment, e. g., permit requirements for public assembly. It's settled law that constitutionally protected rights are subject to limited regulation.