Wednesday, June 29, 2005

We're Coming to Take Your House Away, haha

Captian's Quarters has a great article on the Kelo decision. For those unfamiliar with it, the Kelo decision gave a town or city the right to condemn your home if it was for the good of the public. This is a huge violation of property rights, but unfortunately rather common now.

Instead of just discussing and complaining about this, a group is using the decision to take away the house of the judge that made the ruling:

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 [address redacted -- CE] 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."

Good stuff.

UPDATE: now has an article up.


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