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Flying the US Flag

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Should this veteran (or any non-vet) be allowed to fly his flag from his flag pole?

    Watch the viedo first
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    We deal with Homeowners associations wth stupid rules all the time down here. He should fly it. When the HOA comes to take down, they should make them get thru a human blockade to take it down.

    Off track but we have a home owners ass'n here that is trying to make a widow in our church replace her entire roof (which she cannot afford) and not just repair it, which she can afford.
     
  3. ktn4eg

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    Of course he should be allowed to fly the flag. :thumbsup:

    About the only rationale(?) I could see that the HOA might have behind its forbidding the flag to be flown is the idea that "If we allow you to fly the US flag, then we'd have to allow any/all other kinds of flags to be flown (e.g., the Nazi flag, etc.)."
     
  4. Salty

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    If the individual know the rules when he moves in, he should be willing to abide by them.

    Remember, the HOA does not prohibit him flying a flag, the rule is against a flagpole.

    As far as the widow, I sympathize, but to maintain the value of the area, homes need to be maintain. If she cannot afford it, then she should move. The same would go for the electric company - if she could not afford the bill, they would turn off the utilities
     
  5. billwald

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    The stupid person is the one who buys into such a place without reading the rules! Don't the property owners have a constitutional right to live with like minded people? Same principle that allows churches to refuse to hire homosexuals.
     
  6. TomVols

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    I agree with Salty. Now if the rule got implemented against her will and she could not sway enough voters, that's one thing. However, that's not likely. Most HOA complaints are against rules that people think will never get applied to them, and then when they do, they gripe. Everyone wants the rules to work for them but not apply to them.
     
  7. TomVols

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    Is this a condo development or PUD? Otherwise, the HOA is restricting her rights to the "English Covenants" and they'd have a hard time enforcing this rule. I'd have to see the Trust/Warranty deed, and HOA rules.
     
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