Marty the Magician performed magic tricks
for kids, including the traditional rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Then one
day: “I was signing autographs and taking pictures with children
and their parents,” he told me. “Suddenly, a badge was thrown into
the mix, and an inspector said, ‘Let me see your license.'” John
Stossel laments that this Kafkaesque enforcement of petty rules is
not a bizarre exception.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/20/john-stossel-on-war-on-the-little-guy