This is the kind of crap the bullies who run homeowners associations pull all of the time, and not just as to flags. Hopefully, the 9-11 connection will stop them this time.
In that case, I'm sure you'd have no problem when some lefty wants to fly his Occupy Wall Street flag. Or perhaps a Hammer and Sickle?
When you move into a neighborhood with a homeownders association, you sign documents agreeing to abide by existing rules.
Rules like this are there for a reason; often a good reason. I for one am happy they don't allow flags in my neighborhood - I know a that at least a few Obama voters reside in it. I wouldn't want them flying flags.
No flags means no Mao flags, no May Day flags, no Malcolm X flag and no 911 flags. If you don't like the existing rules, including the flag rules, DON'T MOVE INTO THE FRIGGIN NEIGHBORHOOD.
Why is this so hard for people like you (and the whiney-ass subject of the article who apparently can't read) to understand?