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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

If you build it, we will come

By the thousands.

It is up to the Board of Selectmen of Weare New Hampshire whether to use the power of eminent domain, granted by the Supreme Court in last week's Kelo decision, to grant a petition to turn Justice Souter's house in Weare N.H. over to the would be developers of The Lost Liberty Hotel. The property has unique value in this use, since it is historically tied to a person directly responsible for our lost liberty.

I sent the Weare selectmen a simple message:

Subject: The lost liberty Hotel

Message: If you build it, we will come.

To: boardmembers@weare.nh.gov

Captain Ed notes that Mark Twain floated a similar proposal 120 years ago. The Lost Liberty Hotel is being proposed by one Logan Darrow Clements. Genetic memory?

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