This was in the latest issue of the Advocate and it goes to show what happens when the eminent domain ruling by the Supremes is taken as fact. HEH HEH HEH Justice is Served!!!
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, UNBELIEVABLE NEWS
by James W. Harris
Supreme Court Justice�s Home to Be Seized?
Talk about poetic justice!
On Monday, June 27, real estate developer Logan Darrow Clements
the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire and stated he wanted to build a hotel
land located at 34 Cilley Hill Road.
Not at all coincidentally, this is the current location of the home
Justice David. H. Souter.
Justice Souter was one of five justices who supported the outrageous
vs. City of New London" decision. That decision allows city governments
use eminent domain 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.
Following that logic with wonderful precision, Clements says the Towne
Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits by
replacing Mr. Souter�s home with the proposed hotel.
As Clements wrote the town government:
�Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a
recent Supreme Court decision, "Kelo vs. City of New London" clears the
for this land to be taken by the Government of Weare through eminent
and given to my LLC for the purposes of building a hotel. The
for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve
public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax
revenue to Weare.�
Souter�s home appraises at a bit over $100,000. As the Boston Herald
editorial board noted, with more than a touch of glee:
�With Souter paying a mere $3,000 a year in property taxes, surely a
development would be good for the town's tax base.�
The town government reports that it has received numerous emails from
across America enthusiastically supporting the hotel and urging the
of Souter�s land.
Clements� hotel is to be called "The Lost Liberty Hotel." It will
the "Just Desserts Caf�" and include a museum, open to the public,
featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Every
guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged."
Clements indicated that the hotel must be built on this particular
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," Clements says. "The Towne of Weare has five
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. � We will build a hotel there if investors come forward,
Clements plans to raise investment capital from wealthy pro-liberty
investors. He is being flooded with supportive emails. And he hopes
regular customers of the hotel might include libertarian organizations,
could hold meetings there.
Will future Advocates events be held at The Lost Liberty Hotel? Could