Souter hoist by his own petard

Tuesday Quotes: Rush Limbaugh

“This plan is to have the City of Weir, New Hampshire seize Justice David Souter’s house and property and turn it over to a guy who wants to build the Lost Liberty Hotel, and he’s serious about it. It’s a great idea. It’s a great plan. This is the way you fight this kind of stuff: Make these elites live the life that they impose on everybody else.”

The reference is to the plan by Freestar Media CEO Logan Darrow Clements to build a hotel in Weare, New Hampshire on land now occupied by the home of Supreme Court InJustice David Souter:

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 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.”

For those libertarian purists out there, Clements points out that unlike the typical case of eminent domain, this is actually retaliation, a perfectly permissible libertarian act.

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