I'm a disabled veteran and anyone that would come on my land and tell me to take my flag down would be carried out on a stretcher with out another word said I gave my life for that flag and all it stands for and I would do it all over again to keep freedom for my family.
you go james!!!!!!
You tell em James
I'm sure a lot of folks feel the same as you do.
Sir I thank you for your sacrifices, and I agree except for one thing: we don't fight for a flag, we fight for what a flag SYMBOLIZES. And evidently, this is a violation of what the flag stands for, including the right to fly one as the first amendment guarantees as freedom of speech.
AMEN YOU TELL THEM!!!
DAMNED STRAIGHT, Koval ! TELL'EM somethin' ! ! ;-)
GOD_B L E S S_ O U R ( ! ! ) A M E R I C A ! ! ! SEMPER FI !
and my thanks to James Koval................another proud american............awesome
Well said James and thank you for your service to our country its people like you who keep America safe! If we cant hang an American Flag in America on our own land where the hell can it be hung! Whats even more confusing is that i can burn an American flag in the middle of the street and its called my right but if i try to hang and fly one its a problem? Whats wrong with thispicture
Way to go. I'm a MARINE, proud of it & mostly proud of the MEN AND WOMEN of past, present & future.
GOD BLESS ALL
I AGREE...........SO JAMES .......
Many died for this right. They died for our freedom and we all should be proud of our flag and the people who gave their lives for this freedom! The people trying to take this right away should be arrested!
Amen to that
You don't need to start a petition Lyle. There is already a law the protects the rights of residents and condominiums to fly the flag on their property: http://usgovinfo.about.com/b/2006/07/25/bush-signs-flag-display-protection-law.htm
Lyle Hippensteel ; GO TO CAUSES.COM
I can think a couple steps further but I like that.
Already a law.
Not that I place a lot of emphasis on the flag, it's what the flag stands for that I'm concerned about! Including the first amendment right to fly one! But you can fight for a "flag" and what it symbolizes, but not fly that same flag? I wish there were more details, this seems to be a foreign based petition but I signed anyway, so silly.
When you buy where there is a homeowner association there are rules you agree too. They all have some rules concerning flags, etc. Want to fly your flag, don't buy where they are. Read the sgrreements before you buy. It's simple.
James, it is unconstitutuional to have such a requirement. I'm surprised they haven't challenged it in court. It simply flies in the face of the Bill of Rights, it simply isn't allowed. They are just mad because somebody might wish to fly a foreign flag, which is also guaranteed by the first amendment. Homeowners associations do not make law, and cannot supercede the Bill of Rights. It is that simple.
How 'bout I make a homeowners association saying only the people of my choice, the flags of my choice, and the clothing of my choice are allowed in a community? IT'S THE SAME THING, it's all first amendment.
You can do that. It's legal. If people sign on to those terms, they should keep them. It's like these places for seniors only. They make the rules. That's what they do ( HOA). Nobody makes you sign, or buy there.
that's like saying it's okay to execute my neighbor because I think he molested my child, just because I wrote it into my homeowner's agreement or my own lease. No, they DO NOT make the rules, they DO NOT supercede federal standards, ever. They have been getting away with it but it's high time somebody challenge it.
and they can keep their homeowner's association and their snooty bylaws, but remember they are bylaws, not LAWS.
only once have I ever made the mistake in living in such a place, and that association only abused their own homebuyers, so i got out of there fast as I could. They can keep their stinking attitudes. This is America, not conformityville. If people want to be alike, dress alike, smell alike, etc., they should just become robots and move to a robot planet somewhere.
and yet James I wonder how equally supportive you might happen to be of laws that say DON'T KILL ONE ANOTHER???? It's amazing to me that people will support the snooty and the insecure as to real estate, but never take nearly that much interest or initiative when it comes to allowing regular everyday people to feel safe in their homes and outside their homes. HOA communities are no safer than any other. Do they have rules against guns? You know damn good and well if they did somebody...
and yet James I wonder how equally supportive you might happen to be of laws that say DON'T KILL ONE ANOTHER???? It's amazing to me that people will support the snooty and the insecure as to real estate, but never take nearly that much interest or initiative when it comes to allowing regular everyday people to feel safe in their homes and outside their homes. HOA communities are no safer than any other. Do they have rules against guns? You know damn good and well if they did somebody would be all up in "arms" about it. Oh but a flag, a certain lawn ornament, etc., that some people get allllll supportive AGAINST. No wonder our nation is effed. Too few priorities of any LOGIC.
perspective is EVERYTHING.
Little by Little we are loosing America..
My father was 100% disabled from WWII where he earned a Bronze Star; my uncle died -- gave his life @ the Battle of the Bulge so people could enjoy the freedom to fly the American flag (among other freedoms). How dare these people do this? Why don't you go find a communist country to live in. Maybe you'll like it better there! This is the United States of America and we're free here!
Honor, Respect,and Freedom.
Proud to fly the red,white,and blue. Keeping America America
The American Flag is a statement of respect and pride for our American spirit and this expression of pried should never be denied for any Citizen of America on his or her property.
These associations are getting out of hand, to deny any American, Especially all Veterans to FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY IS A. do we live in a COMUNIST COUNTRY. Yes James I agree they should be carried out in a BODY BAG, IT'S YOUR PROPERTY AND YOU DEFENDED IT, AND STILL DO!
My father and I served what the flag represents. No man, woman, or organization can or will keep me from showing pride in and respect for my country!