In case you missed this comment on the recent 5-4 decision:
Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) – Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter’s land.
Justice Souter’s vote in the “Kelo vs. City of New London” decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.
On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter’s home.
Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.
The proposed development, called “The Lost Liberty Hotel” will feature the “Just Desserts Café” and include a museum, open to the public, featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Instead of a Gideon’s Bible each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged.”
Clements indicated that the hotel must be built on this particular piece of land because it is a unique site being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans.
“This is not a prank” said Clements, “The Towne of Weare has five people on the Board of Selectmen. If three of them vote to use the power of eminent domain to take this land from Mr. Souter we can begin our hotel development.”
Clements’ plan is to raise investment capital from wealthy pro-liberty investors and draw up architectural plans. These plans would then be used to raise investment capital for the project. Clements hopes that regular customers of the hotel might include supporters of the Institute For Justice and participants in the Free State Project among others.
Gary Diehl: ‘Since there has been some interest in the ‘This American Life’ piece on National Public Radio, you might note that NPR can always be found between 89.1 and 89.9 on the FM dial. (This is enormously handy on those long road trips.) It can also be heard anywhere in the world here: npr.org.’
Daryl M: ‘Sorry to see you are a Democrat. Must have inherited your wealth certainly did not earn it I am very disappointed in you.’
☞ Actually, I did earn it. Democrats Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett earned considerably more. Why would you even SEND a dumb e-mail like that? I have to assume you were not having your best day. No problem. I have bad days, too. But why not send a more substantive e-mail? For starters, let me know your thoughts on the Republican leadership’s $700 billion annual deficit . . . its failure to catch Bin Laden after nearly 4 years . . . and its effort to seek a global ban on embryonic stem cell research.
ALMOST MAKES YOU WANT TO PUCHA
There are those who believe the Democrats are trying to bring back the 1990s while the Republican leadership would prefer the 1890s. Here is one more example. (Hint: they want to repeal the law Samuel Insull inspired.)
Quote of the Day
A veteran Massachusetts politician not so long ago was horrified at the conduct of a less savvy colleague who was indicted for bribery: 'Imagine taking money from a stranger.'~Wall Street Journal, 10/14/93
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