The constitution has already been written successfully. What we need now are caretakers not remodelers.
PLAINFIELD - If the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and its allies have their way, someday two stone monuments will stand on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer's Plainfield property.
Short of that, the Libertarians hope to cause Breyer some discomfort for his vote last month on a controversial court decision freeing cities and towns to take land and turn it over to private developers. They are planning a petition drive asking Plainfield voters to take Breyer's 167-acre vacation retreat by eminent domain at their 2006 Town Meeting. After ousting the Breyers, the Libertarians would create "Constitution Park," to include one monument commemorating the U.S. Constitution and another for the New Hampshire Constitution.
"The point is: What goes around, comes around," said Mike Lorrey, the Libertarian Party's vice chairman in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District. "This is a way of saying, 'You're going to be held to your own standard.'"The effort follows up a California businessman's proposal to test that court's decision by taking Justice David Souter's Weare farm by eminent domain and replacing it with a "Lost Liberty Hotel." Lorrey said that Edward Naile, president of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, has recruited some Plainfield residents to seek signatures for the petition involving Breyer's land.
From the Concord Monitor.