Thursday, June 30, 2005

R.I.P. Private Property

Kelo et al v. City of New London

Thursday, June 23rd will go down as the day the private property (which was already on life support thanks to the Supreme Court) finally bought the farm. Afterwich the farm was bulldozed by the state based on the expanded definition of eniment domain and is slated to become a Super WalMart.

I have disagreed with almost every Supreme Court ruling since, well, ever - but this one is truly mindboggling. Liberals and conservatives alike can be genually offended by this decision. The hiliarious side effect is that a group lead by Logan Clements has petitioned the Weare, New Hampshire Board of Selectman to seize David Souter's farmhouse and turn it into the "Lost Liberty Hotel".

The proposed hotel would feature a museum with exhibits detailing the loss of freedom in America. As part of the application, the parcel of land in question was selected because it is a 'unique site being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans'.

While I'm highly sceptical that this proposal will succeed - it is interesting to note that Chip Meany, the town's code enforcement officer, is proceeding with the application process. Hah!


Blogger Cody Herche said...

Even if the proposal does succeed, Justice Souter would probably reinterpret the 5th Amendment and find the condemnation unconstitutional.

Thu Jun 30, 05:58:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Milhouse said...

Surely he'd have to recuse himself!

Thu Jun 30, 09:39:00 PM 2005  

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