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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Ironic Justice

It seems I wasn't the only one who was pissed at the Supreme court for their stupid ruling regarding eminent domain, that allows private property of citizens to be seized by the state for the sake of economic development. Fate, or rather Mr. Logan Clements, it seems is not without an ironic sense of Justice: 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. What will the Hotel entail? 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." HAHAHA! That's awesome! 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. Serves him right. GO Clements! (Thanks Dennis)


At 6/29/2005 03:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 6/29/2005 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Steve in Boston said...

Awww man, you found it. I came here specifically to post the link to that bit of news. Shoulda known the monkey woulda beat me to the punch.

At 6/29/2005 09:18:00 PM, Anonymous Tina said...

This is getting some serious attention in the states. The people are all pitching in to raise the money for the "hotel" and I do believe it will go forward.

Unfortuantely for Justice Souter, his home is in a very right leaning district and the town council just may decide to pursue it.

The irony is really delicious!


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