August 19, 2014 - Government Power to Licence

“The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves.” – John Locke, "A Treatise Concerning Civil Government."

If a licence represents permission to do that which would otherwise be unlawful, then where did government get permission to issue licences?

Or is it a case that the people have no need of a licence wherever the government requires a licence...

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