The Lost Liberty Hotel

According to this media release, Logan Darrow Clements submitted a petition to build a hotel on the site of Chief Justice David H. Souter’s house. 

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.

If this comes to fruition, I would gladly fly out and stay there … just because. 

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.”

17 thoughts on “The Lost Liberty Hotel

  1. I don’t think that we should punish a judge for a good faith exercise of his duties, but I laughed my ass off when I read this.

  2. I don’t think that we should punish a judge for a good faith exercise of his duties

    Punish? I think for the reasons spelled out in the article this hotel would be a blazing success…thereby this is proper application of ED as it now stands, is it not?
    What? You don’t mean to imply the justice never foresaw that this ruling might actually apply to Him? Imagine.

  3. …shouldn’t they offer a 15% discount to all ‘veterans’ of ED? After all, they’ll need the lodging.

  4. Just what doctor ordered… maybe they would next time think little farther than fat pay/bribe check after this.

  5. What? You don’t mean to imply the justice never foresaw that this ruling might actually apply to Him? Imagine.

    Something similar to this happened here in Los Angeles (some of this is second hand information).  The nearby neighborhood of Silverlake passed a “no cruising” law, saying if you drive by the same spot twice within SIX hours, you could be ticketed (which means every time I went to visit my friend Chris I was technically breaking the law).  This was ostensibly to stop patrons from the local gay bars from having sex on people’s lawns and porches. 

    The police had a field day with it though—patrons of nearby businesses were being harassed (parking is difficult to find so you often do drive around the same blocks several times)—one man, after being pulled over and sitting in his car for an hour while the police figured out what to do*, was eventually ticketed for parking illegally (where he had pulled over, I mean).  Ultimately, the citizen who pushed the most to get this law passed got hassled by the police so badly that he moved.  The law is still in effect, but I haven’t heard much flak about it since.

    *I don’t remember why the police didn’t give him a ticket for cruising—there was some other detail that I’ve forgotten.


  6. Haha, that is awesome. I just hope that there are enough pissed off people to bribe Souter’s town council members.

  7. I would have loved to have seen the look on Souters face when he hears of this…

  8. Here’s an interesting twist to this whole thing: You can now pledge to stay in the hotel should it actually come to pass.

    So far over 785 people have signed up promising to rent a room for a week so it looks like the hotel will certainly begin to improve the greater good as soon as it’s completed.

  9. This will be poetic justice if it goes through. I would love to stay there, but he can keep the Atlas Shrugged.  I can’t stand Rand, or her weak arguments for the objectivist philosophy.

  10. I really hope this works out. That law has so much potential for abuse it should not exist. This is just perfect… I’m pledging to go there!

  11. I think John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and Anthony Kennedy’s homes should ALL be taken for a private investment. I’ll be there with a demo crew!

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