It often amazes us how hateful some people are in this country. Listen: if you don’t like the United States, leave. There is no reason any American should be harassed or persecuted for displaying their patriotism.
Yet all around this country, people use bogus rules to clamp down on others’ expressions of love for America. They are the heads of boardrooms, parent/teacher associations, or community groups.
In the latest story of unmitigated outrage, it was a home owner’s association. This narrow-minded, hateful group refused to let a veteran display a small American flag in his front lawn. They used their red tape and rules to kick him out of his own house.
An Air Force veteran claims he had no choice but to sell his home after his condo association at his former residence fined him for displaying a U.S. flag in a flower pot placed outside his unit.
Larry Murphree, a former Air Force traffic controller, is suing his former condo association for $1 million to recoup the amount of money he has spent fighting for his right to display the American flag, the Washington Post reported Monday.
“He’s probably lost . . . hundreds of thousands of dollars of his retirement money, not to mention the time he’ll never get back from having to fight this battle,” his attorney, Gust Sarris, told the Post.
Things went smoothly for Murphree until the building’s homeowners’ association (HOA) sent him a letter asking him to remove the flag from the flower pot placed on his front porch…
The HOA reached an agreement with Murphree in 2012 that he could display his flag in the flower pot, but the veteran said the HOA changed its rules from prohibiting flags to prohibiting flower pots.
The scum bag HOA fined Murphree $100 a day, for displaying the American flag. Those fines gave them a legal right to put a lien on his house—driving him out of his home.
This same outrageous association fined him for displaying Christmas decorations in his window. I’m sorry, but are these people straight up commies? What the heck is going on in that community? Are their rules so rigid that patriotism and holiday spirit not allowed?
The answer is yes. They use these rules to confront the homeowners. Because, bottom line, the people running that group don’t love this country. What else can we conclude? How can a group punish a veteran for displaying the flag? What kind of sick, deranged, hateful people would do that?
This is American. No citizen should be punished for displaying the flag. This HOA must be held accountable for its bizarre and unacceptable rules. They better pay every last penny this veteran is asking for.
And consider a serious revision to their ridiculous rules.