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Judge Souter is one of the Justice's on the Supreme Court who voted that 'emminent domain' can be (ab)used to 'take' your property simply because your local government can bring in higher ratables from someone (anyone) else.

Now there's a (rich) guy from California named Kela (sp?), - - who is in New Hampshire trying to 'take' Justice Souter's land for a Hotel, - - on 'principle', - - which he will name the Lost Liberty Hotel.

This land (and home) have been in Souter's family for over 200 years, - - if I've got the story right.

Oh, - - wouldn't that be 'sweet justice'!!
 

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When my wife (who's very mild-mannered) first heard it, - - she said "That's when I go out and get a GUN"!! :eek:
 

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Read about this a while back.......it'll be great if they can pull it off! Power always leads to tyranny, sad, but this would be great. He voted for stealing people's land...wonder what his vote is now? Here's the whole press release: http://www.freestarmedia.com/hotellostliberty2.html

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 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.

"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.

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Logan Darrow Clements
Freestar Media, LLC

Phone 310-593-4843
[email protected]
http://www.freestarmedia.com
 

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Cartoon in todays paper suggests taking the senate floor and turning it into a Chuck E Cheese.

Could be a vast improvement in the public welfare.
 

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Great article, AA, - - thanks!

Sorry about the 'bit and pieces' of my knowledge on the subject. I see I had it wrong, - - Kelo was the name of the guy from Connecticut trying to 'keep' his own land. I see it's 'Clements' trying to do the 'heroics'.

I hope to soon be able to visit the 'Just Desserts' cafe!!
 
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