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June 29, 2005

The Lost Liberty Hotel

From Freestar Media:

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.

I think it's a great idea. People in power need to feel the weight of their decisions. So what if Souter loses his home. It's the same exact thing he's condemned thousands of other homeowners to suffer.

Eugene Volokh disagrees and thinks it's wrong to “target” a judge this way. It seems to me the crux of the decision allow the city to decide whether taking the land was beneficial to the general good. Why would motivation be a matter now? Once you've opened Pandora's Box it seems pretty silly to whine about which of its contents bites you on the butt.

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Posted by Danny Carlton at June 29, 2005 07:36 AM

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Comments

I could not agree with you more! I hope they nail him to the wall, personally. I just cannot understand how in the world we have come to the point where our courts say it is OK to rob citizens of their obvious property.

My question is, what can now be done about it? By the way, I only recently found your blog and it is rather interesting!

Warmly,
Elly

Posted by: Elly at July 1, 2005 03:02 AM

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