One of the Free Staters thinks it is a bad idea to use eminent domain - even against an eminent domain enabler...and is promising to lay down in front of any bulldozer sent to Souter-thug's house!
For Immediate Release
NH Free Stater vows to protect Supreme Court Justice Souter's home.
Newmarket, NH, June 30, 2005 - This week, a Californian named Logan Darrow Clements sent a fax to the town of Weare, NH stating his intention to build "The Lost Liberty Hotel" on the residence of Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
Locals in the town of Weare do not yet seem opposed to the hotel. Nationwide, there has been loud support for Clements' plans, showing opposition to the supreme court's decision last week allowing the city of New London, Connecticut to use eminent domain to take homes for commercial projects that propose to "benefit" the community.
But some people strongly disagree with Clements' plans for the hotel.
Mike Fisher of Newmarket, a Gandhi admirer, believes that using eminent domain against Mr. Souter is wrong. "Even Mr. Souter does not deserve to have his home taken by eminent domain. Taking away a family's home is immoral," he said.
If the hotel project is seriously pursued, in order to protect Mr. Souter's home, Fisher vows to fast for several days, consuming nothing but water and salt, "to help my friends realize what they're doing is wrong." He also vows to stand in front of any bulldozers that threaten Souter's home, blocking them at his own risk.
On May 9, Fisher used Gandhi's civil disobedience techniques to protest business licensing in New Hampshire. After announcing he would perform an unlicensed manicure in front of the state licensing offices, he followed through with his promise, earned a brief trip to jail and received heavy regional media coverage for his viewpoint.
Fisher and Clements are both members of the Free State Project (freestateproject.org), an organization which aims to bring 20,000 liberty lovers to New Hampshire.