I'm sure you've probably heard about his, but I wanted to let you know just in case. I've copied the following from the Western Standard's blog, The Shotgun ), which is an excellent blog to visit if you're interested in the fight for individual freedoms and Western Civilization up here in Canada. [yes Charlotte, my favorite Canadian, is fighting the good fight in the battle for the hearts and minds of our Northern neighbor - Atlas]
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. City of New London, has plenty of people upset. They include a London Darrow Clements who appears to be pretty clever. He was steamed enough to try to figure out a way to use eminent domain on one of the Justices that voted in favour of the eminent domain ruling. He found one in Justice David Souter.
So what's he up to? He's put forward a proposal to take just that Justice's home and replace it with the Lost Liberty Hotel. The Hotel would feature a 'Just Desserts Cafe,' as well as a permanent museum to the loss of liberty in America. Found under each pillow will be a free copy of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.
Wrote Clements in the application:
"Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. City of New London, clears the way for this land to be taken by the government of Weare through eminent domain and given to my LLC for the purposes of building a hotel. 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."
Does he have a case? Maybe not. But he does say this:
"This is not a prank ... The town 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."
The Boston Herald likes the idea, but doesn't think much will come of it.
Which would be a shame. So I did a little digging and found the email addresses of the five Board of Selectmen in the town of Weare, New Hampshire. I then wrote them a letter explaining that, for one, I will make the trip out to New Hampshire regularly to visit the Hotel, and I will also try to host a Liberty Summer Seminar in New Hampshire as well, should the Hotel be built. It'll be good for the Town of Weare, after all, with all the tax revenue and tourism dollars which, surely, will be of greater public benefit than Justice Souter sipping sweet tea in a hammock all afternoon.
You can write them a letter too, if you want.
Posted by P.M. Jaworski on July 11, 2005 at 04:21 PM
I've written the Selectmen of Weare a letter, outlining how myself and all of my friends would stay at this hotel and visit Weare. I'm sure many on your blog would love to write them letters as well.
Thanks Charlotte, my favorite email of the day