"I will pay to spend 7 nights in a hotel built on property seized from David H. Souter but only if 10 other people will do the same."
— Travis J I Corcoran, liberty lover
Deadline to sign up by: 29th August 2005
1,418 people signed up (1408 over target)
On 23 June 2005, Supreme Court justices Stevens Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kennedy decided, in the "Kelo et al. v. City Of New London et al." that local governments may seize property from one property holder and transfer it to a private citizen or firm, if the new use would "promote economic development".
Justices O'Connor, Rehnquist, Scalia, and Thomas dissented.
( http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/... )
On 28 June 2005, Logan Darrow Clements of Freestar Media contacted Mr. Chip Meany, Code Enforcement Officer, of Weare, New Hampshire (where Justice Souter owns a home) and proposed that the town of Weare transfer Justice Souter's home to Mr. Darrow, so that Mr. Darrow might knock down Mr. Souter's home and build a hotel and museum to lost liberty on the site.
( http://freestarmedia.com/hotellostlibert... )
By signing this pledge, you agree to pay for lodging in the "Lost Liberty Hotel", once it is built at 34 Cilley Hill Road, Weare, NH.
It is expected that during one's week of residency in the hotel in Weare, lodgers will contribute significantly to the local economy - not just staying in the hotel, but shopping, buying gas, eating at local restaurants, etc.
This pledge is important, as it will help to demonstrate
(a) the large public demand for lodging in a hotel built on what is currently Justice Souter's property
(b) the large economic benefit to the citizens of Weare that will occur once the hotel is built.
Travis J I Corcoran, the Pledge Creator, joined by: