Skip to comments.Freestar Media: "Lost Liberty Hotel" proposed on Justice Souter's land
Posted on 06/28/2005 3:40:00 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win
Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.
Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to 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.
On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.
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."
Clements' plan is to raise investment capital from wealthy pro-liberty investors and draw up architectural plans. These plans would then be used to raise investment capital for the project. Clements hopes that regular customers of the hotel might include supporters of the Institute For Justice and participants in the Free State Project among others.
I think that all street around the hotel should only allow "Left Turns".
Incorrect. BUY land from one owner and SELL to another.
Is this satire??
More to the point, there's no controlling legal authority. Oh wait, that would be him. :)
The responsible are not responsible.
Those not responsible are responsible, unless anything goes wrong, and then what are you looking at them for? They told you that they weren't responsible. :)
OK, now I have to go to Florida for my psychotherapy. Thanks for the big deflation, dude.
(note: "dude" used as a reference to a gender-non-specific person and shal in no way be mean to infer gender or lack thereof.)
With her head in her a$$ mostly...
If he gets the okay, I'll send some bucks to get the project off the ground. Next stop, getting the zoning codes changed in Chappaqua and turning the Clinton compound into a brothel and bulldozing the Kennedy compound into the Atlantic.
Dear Sirs and Ladies, as appropriate,
I have been made aware of the possibilty of there being a hotel built in Weare, NH. I would like to lend my supoport to the idea of the idea of increasing your towns revenue by saying I would gladly make resevations at such a hotel, at that locale, 34 Cilley Hill Rd. I'm sure in todays new environment of more enlightened use of eminent domain, that it should be no problem to obtian this property for development. So, here's hoping that I can soon be enjoying a stay at the Lost Liberty Hotel in Weare, NH.
Sincerely, Robert Koontz
Your point is well taken, but that is not, from what I understand, what is being proposed. In order to publically list securities for sale, you would be correct, and a prospectus would be required. However, from having set up several Subchapter S, closely-held corporations, I can tell you that there is absolutely no problem with hgaving people contact you to express an interest in, i.e. to express an interest to subscribe to, an eventual offering of stock in a venture. An attorney can fill in the particulars, but what is proposed is to rattle the bushes to see if the requisite financial backing exists- NOT for the immediate SALE... of stock, at this point.
If insufficient serious interest avails, then, much like an IPO that doesn't coalesce, the idea simply stops, and no harm done.
Donations, on the other hand, need to be understood as voluntary monies contributed with no expectation of return other than the political objectives of the donators. These, too, fall outside the purview of the SEC.
There is never a shortage of experts who will tell you why a project cannot be born. Beware of their counsels to inaction, though consider for all their worth to you.
Amusement parks...and oil rigs.
This property is right near Everett Lake, and Weare is a very idyllic and pleasant setting - a friend of mine lives up there.
You beat me to it! I had the exact same comment in mind.
I heard about this on the radio and had others forwarded me the news article.
I especially love Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged instead of the Gideon Bible. Just Desserts!
O/T = Who is Gideon and why did he have so many Bibles?
Don't worry, I'm a dude. A dude that is about to be rich!
Under a bridge?"
YOU'RE GREAT! THANKS.
The last person who answered said, "Peanut Butter".
Did Ice Cream come before sliced bread?