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 .......
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.
I am a USMC Vet. I joined for it. I represented it. I will honor it. Just try and stop me.
THANK YOU FOR SERVING! This is disgraceful that it would come to whether we can fly our flag or not! Preposterous eVen! We fly ours and proudly! my hubby a former Marine!
Sad u can't fly the American Flag by anyone in the United States..Soldiers fight for our Country and tee honor of flying the flag and its against the rules?? Get real People!!!! Good Lord!!!
AMERICAN FLAG! OLD GLORY! LONG MAY SHE WAVE! GOD INSTILLED IN MY 'OLD GLORY FLAG!"
As an American and yes I have every right to fly that flag especially when my son served in the United States Army and did three tours in Iraq...THANK YOU.................you bet I'm going to fly that FLAG....
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS......................
YOU GO CAP..how dare anyone not allow our flag to be flown in pride..
^^^ link to you tube "Arizona business flies Mexican flag over the American Flag" This is a federal offense, the guy in the video is my <3 American Hero <3
Anyone who joins a homeowners association is an idiot! No matter how safe that community is or how high the gates are, I just can't see paying all that money for a property just to have a group of narrow minded people tell me how to adorn my house. Americans used to
revolt whenever there was threat to any of our freedoms. Now it's as if we
should be ashamed of being
I don't think this article covers the colors of the houses...I know that my family wouldn't do that we'll in this atmosphere... We'd be painting the house red, white & blue stripes just to show that we could.
These HOA's have some nerve! My son is an active Marine.....he's committed to protecting ALL of us and our freedom! NO ONE has the right to tell us to take down our American flag.....NO ONE. Let's tell them to LEAVE if they don't like our flag!
I agree with you June!
If these associations are Americans they should be ASHAMED of themselves!
REAL Americans would be proud to fly "Old Glory" along with the "MIA-POW flag AND the flag of the state they live in.
Desira what you wrote is truer than you think and i believe all patriots should fly their flag of USA i do to this day
This is unreal next they will be shooting us for believing in JESUS. We need to stop this nonsense