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You Knew This Was Coming

The "Lost Liberty Hotel" has a nice ring to it.

Press Release For Release Monday, June 27 to New Hampshire media For Release Tuesday, June 28 to all other media

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 Cafe" 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.



PLEASE, God, pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease....

How absolutely delicious!

Make the town an offer it can't refuse.

Perfect! Now all they need to do is pull this same stunt with the other four idiots who made that decision, and poetic justice will have been achieved.

Sure and in the process we set the precedent for acting on this insane judgement, thereby paving the way for it to stand over time. It might be a great piece of poetic justice, but I'd prefer to put energy into a lawsuit challenging this decision. It won't make me feel any better if my property is seized knowing that Souter is in the same boat. I'd feel better retaining my land.

> I'd prefer to put energy into a lawsuit challenging this decision.

Challenging it to whom? I think Congress is the only way out of this.

Sure - and that's probably the way to go, but people have been throwing lawsuits out there for years trying to challenge decisions. I'm not confident it would be successful, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted.
However Congress has too much important work to be done to worry about something as truivial as this. What with the flag burning amendment, inquiries into Major League Baseball, etc. there's far too little time to address such insignifigant issues. Besides they need time off to campaign man!

As I said below, I think that our way out of this is to form organizations geared specifically to pressure politicians out of ever DREAMING of using this authority.

After all, the federal government has the authority to bring back the draft, right? But they wouldn't do it unless there was really NO OTHER EARTHLY OPTION because they all know that anyone who signed onto that would be out of office in a heartbeat.

Likewise, the supreme court has just granted our local governments the authority to take our homes and build strip malls, yadda yadda. But if people put political heat on that issue, then politicians are less likely to attempt it--right?

The Supreme Court may run itself like an autocrasy, but we still live, for the most part, in a Democracy. There are ways of stopping politicians from doing things, even if their office does grant them the authority to do it.

As for the poetic justice--oh come on! Just five little precedents? What's the harm? I want to see them all bulldozed out of house and home so very badly!

Congress may entertain such a bill. Now that they have self-approved themselves a well deserved payraise for such an outstanding job they have ALL done it will be time to go on vacation. Bolton will get approved during the recess. They will all come back and start pissing all over each other for doing such a dastardly act while in recess. And of course, try to figure out how to close pandora's box in Iraq, position themselves for re-election, lick the boots of those who are lining their pockets or those who paid for the election. The bill MAY get submitted in 2020. But thats doubtful.

Regarding the June 23 Supreme Court Decision:

It looks like the resolution of this "attack" on the people of the United States rests solely on the President and Commander in Chief, who swore an oath in front of the entire country to preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, both foreign AND DOMESTIC.

I guess we know who is smoking all the confiscated medical marijuana.

Last night, after a short cry, I sat down and re-wrote the Star Spangled Banner, since throwing out all things sacred is the theme of the day.

The "Soul Trampled" Banter

Oh, say can you see,

past the concept of "blight",

an amendment being quashed

in a 5 to 4 ruling?

Whose broad stroke leaves great scars.

Thrown in peril without fight

are the lands that we've wrought

through our brows of sweat gleaming.

Your recourse is to glare

as they bulldoze your lair.

Give way to their might,

or a jail you must bear.

Oh say, does that constitute eminent domain?

"In the land of the free...."

(Words we no longer claim.)

"Challenging it to whom? I think Congress is the only way out of this." (Barry)

That is the only way to get this abomination appealed nationally, though a number of states have already passed legislation severely limiting the use of Eminent Domain - Alabama was the first, and referendums limiting Eminent Domain passed in nine of the eleven states it was on, this past election, CA & ID being the only places it failed to pass.

Notice a pattern?

Kelo was passed with the support of every Liberal SC Justice and against the four most Conservative and its been repealed locally, predominantly red states first.

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