Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Goose and gander

In the wake of Kelo v New London, the newest muncipality being urged to turn someone's home over to developers is Weare, New Hampshire.

Logan Darrow Clements sent this letter to the town's Code Enforcement Officer on June 27 advising him of the proposal to build a hotel on the now privately-owned property.

The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare.
The next day -- today -- Mr. Clements issued a press release that provides additional details:

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.
The property currently belongs to one of the judges affirming Kelo v New London: David H. Souter.

Via Rush.

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