Tuesday, June 28

What Goes Around. . .

Everyone must be aware by now of the Supreme Court's decision last week to expand the concept of eminent domain to include giving privately owned land to companies if the government can generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefit from the company than from the private owner. That ruling is so destructive of basic property rights in America that it's hard to believe the Supreme Court isn't going to say "just foolin'" and move on.

But "what goes around comes around," they say, and so it has for Justice Souter, who voted in favor of the judgement. Freestar Media, LLC has applied to the city of Weare, New Hampshire for permission to build a hotel on the site of Justice Souter's home. And it gets better. . .

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 claims that the site is particularly appropriate for the hotel because it has been the home of someone "largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans."

Clements needs the votes of three city councilmen to begin construction of his hotel.

Here's to Mr. Clements -- best wishes for the success of his Lost Liberty Hotel.

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