Sweet Irony

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The effects of the Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. New London have already started, but perhaps a little closer to home than any of the justices who ruled in favor of New London could have imagined. In an ironic twist of fate, Logan Darrow Clements CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, faxed a request to start the application process to build a hotel in Weare, New Hampshire using eminent domain.
Why is this request of particular importance? The site requested for the hotel to be named "The Lost Liberty Hotel" is 34 Cilley Hill Road, home of Justice David Souter. Souter voted in favor of New London last month and because of this ruling, city governments may take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.
The beauty of the irony does not end there, the hotel will include a museum open to the public which will feature a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. In addition the hotel will supply each room with a copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" instead of the bible. Let the land grab begin. Walmart, your up!

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