Tuesday, June 28
OK, now THIS is funny
I realize this is a tangent from our religious purpose, but this is funny. Recently, the Supreme Court decided that eminent domain extends to COMMERCIAL purposes, meaning that if the government believes that another PRIVATE ENTITY can use your property more wisely than you yourself can use your property, the government can take your property and give it the other individual/corporation/etc.
Although in practice this would be extremely rare, it is also (in my eyes) alarming. That monastery with 100's of acres on the outskirts of Springfield? Friar Tuck's Strip Mall.
Anyway, someone has decided to bring the unease which property-owners feel about this decision straight home to the Supreme Court: a private developer filed an application (fecitiously?) to use this very law to build a hotel over Justice Souter's home.
"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."