Skip to comments.LAND FIGHT HITS HOME FOR JUSTICE (Libertarians to seize USSC Breyer's vacation home for park)
Posted on 07/30/2005 5:52:24 AM PDT by Liz
PLAINFIELD, N.H. Libertarians upset about a Supreme Court ruling on taking land have proposed seizing a justice's vacation home and turning it into a park.
Signatures are being collected for a petition to ask the town to use Justice Stephen Breyer's 167-acre Plainfield, N.H., property to create a "Constitution Park" with stone monuments to commemorate the U.S. and New Hampshire constitutions, said party Vice Chairman Mike Lorrey.
...........Lorrey told the Valley News. "This is a way of saying, 'You're going to be held to your own standard.' "
Lorrey said the Libertarian petition would place the land-taking request before a town meeting next spring. But Plainfield Town Administrator Steve Halleran said yesterday that he didn't expect voters to support the effort.
The Libertarian Party objects to the high court's June ruling that let New London, Conn., take land by eminent domain and turn it over to a private developer.
Breyer supported the decision, as did Justice David Souter. Earlier this month, a member of the libertarian Free State Project suggested that the town of Weare, about 45 miles southeast of Plainfield, make Souter's home into a "Lost Liberty Hotel."
The Supreme Court's 5-4 court ruling said municipalities have broad power to bulldoze people's homes and put up shopping malls or other private development to generate tax revenue.
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Good. 3 more justices to go. Its a shame they didnt only have 1 home apiece.
Way to go, LP!
It would fit the Kelo criteria much better if it were converted to a shopping mall or a Wal-Mart rather than a park since tax revenue will be much higher from a commercial entity. Arguing for a park seems to me quixotic at best.
I would imagine any plan would have to comport with uses for the land that are most amenable to approval.
Maybe they should propose building a National Gay and Lesbian Recreational Area on the property; if nothing else, we'd get to watch Breyer either acquiesce or get vilified by his progressive fans.
They could call it:
"The Justice Breyer Sodomy and Turkey Baster Institute."
They would make a better case if they wanted a hotel
Anyone have the petition site? TIA!!
The Kelo angle - money, money, and more money - doesn't rule out anything. Heck, make it a niche-market Six-F(l)ags knockoff- put in a rollercoaster called "The Judge." Why, the concessions alone would be a gold mine. Think of all those Subarus in the lot wearing "Get strapped into the Judge" bumperstickers, and languid young men in muscle shirts emblazoned "I got on the Judge and I stayed on the Judge."
They can get a special ice cream made and call it "Breyers Fudge Pack."
Oh man, that is rude!
Or they could go "diverse" and have nightclubs and gay bars, stores that sell liquor, etc. Maybe a bar for gay males and another bar for lesbians and a liquor store for the homeless people. Homeless drunks would be pissing everywhere, gay transgendered-looking males would be prancing around making use (wink, wink) of public restrooms and burly lesbians would be having fights everywhere.
"I Love My Vagina Tacos."
I'm loving it!
What's good for the goose is good for the gander!!
They could sell their own brand of fun trading cards called "Poke-A-Man."
Or how about a "Butt Pirates of the Caribbean" ride.