Many people all over America have had run-ins with the tyrannical neighborhood dictatorship, known as a Homeowners Association (HOA).
Generally, it’s a group of self-appointed, snobbish busybodies going around dictating to everyone else what they are allowed to put in their own yards as decorations, among other things. At some time, the officers of the HOA were supposedly elected but by whom is usually anyone’s guess.
An HOA in Woodstock, Georgia tried to order veterans to remove their American flags, which they had been flying year round. However, one of the vets responded with eight powerful words: “I’ll stop flying my flag when I’m dead.”
Via Independent Journal Review:
For many in suburban America, the word of their homeowners association is law when it comes to how they must maintain, present, and live in their own homes.
But two veterans in Woodstock, Georgia, are standing up for what they are saying is their right to fly the American flag year-round. They fought for our freedom, and now they are fighting for their flag.
Fox News interviewed Air Force veteran Pete Rockett and U.S. Navy veteran Tom Wilder after they refused to take down their American flags after receiving complaints from the Village at Towne Lake Homeowners Association.
Both veterans have refused to take down their flags despite pressure from the HOA. Rockett told Fox News: “It would be a travesty to take that flag down.” He also added that his son-in-law has done five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wilder echoed Rockett’s sentiments, saying he’d go to court over the issue if he must. He told Fox 5:
“They are giving us 23 days to display it. Now we won’t be able to even put it in the ground. It has to be in a flag holder attached to our houses.”
My advice to these veterans is: stand your ground, gentlemen! The enemy is weakening and they will cave any day now! The American flag is one symbol of freedom that should never be taken down and the HOA should be ashamed for even making the demand!
Source: Independent Journal Review