Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter?

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."

Not that I think for a minute that this will go through, but it sure would be just desserts. I still can't believe they (Supreme Court) let this one pass. The government taking land to build a freeway I can at least see the necessity, but taking your land and giving it to an individual because it will create greater tax revenues? That is insane! I didn't even pay attention to this case because it was such a no-brainier. Well, at least we have an amendment to prevent flag burning. Good thing the Senate doesn't have any important issues to address. Bastards.


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