Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Bring on the Backhoes and Wrecking Balls!

(Via Drudge)

I was on vacation last week when the Supreme Court ruling on Kelo vs. The City of New London occurred. In a nutshell, the ruling allows privately owned land to be taken from landowners in order to be used by other private developers to increase tax revenue for local governments. This ruling is a clear violation of our constitutional rights.

It is for this reason that I hope Logan Darrow Clements is successful in his attempt to condemn the property of Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter in Weare, New Hampshire.

Here's what he has planned for the property according to Freestar Media, LLC:

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.

Here's hoping this attempt is successful and the justices in the majority on this decision learn first-hand exactly how horrible this ruling was. I can personally think of no better way to demonstrate the stupidity of the ruling than to use it on those who thought it would never have an effect on them.

Also blogging: Glen Dean at Nashville Truth


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