Skip to comments.Penalty for flying the 'Betsy Ross' flag sets off star-spangled fight
Posted on 06/15/2014 7:55:09 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
David Renner says he is facing a $200 fine for flying a Betsy Ross flag outside his townhouse in Littleton, Colo.
Renner tells Fox31 in Denver that he was issued the fine by his homeowners association for flying the flag last week ahead of Flag Day, June 14.
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I would send them an unsigned check written in my own fecal matter.
HOAs are a pox on the nation. From experience, I’d rather have a neighbor with a rusting car in his yard than an HOA. The guy with the rusting car WILL be a better neighbor, even if he has an eyesore in his yard.
He’ll probably fix your car for a few beers. Or Coca-Colas if he teetotals.
I don't like HOAs at all, and I'd never own a home in one of them. But in this case they really don't have any choice except to uphold the letter of the law. If they give any latitude to someone who wants to fly their own flag, then they'll have no recourse when the next guy wants to fly a Nazi flag or an Islamic flag.
My neighbor is known as the “enforcer” for our homeowner’s association.
I just was walling my property line and realized that his patio and retaining wall are “on my property” and not ten feet back per the code. He will get the legal notice if he gives me trouble again.
Fly a rainbow flag and the EXACT same peevish held will cower... or high five.
walling = walking
We can make exceptions for American flags and other positive Americana. There is no need for holding people to the letter of the HOA law. Then, we can use common sense when someone attempts to fly a nazi or communist flag.
I don’t see any reason why they would put up any ordinance about the type of flag anyone would fly. I could see one about the size of flag or even the height of a pole or the number of flags or decorations allowed at a time.
The fact that a person could put out a Nazi or Islamist flag only allows for the neighbors to know who they are dealing with. A person flying one of those flags may be run off toot sweet and the investigation would more than likely be handled in the proper way, poorly.
I assume he was not forced at gunpoint to live there.
Rules are rules——you don’t like them go elsewhere.
Then have the owners approve the exceptions and write these changes into the bylaws. I’ve had enough experience with legal and financial matters in condo associations to know how this sort of thing works. Trust me — you’d much rather have a board that seems excessive in its enforcement than one that is completely apathetic.
“Rules are rulesyou dont like them go elsewhere.”
The HOA laws cannot supercede the 2005 Federal law permitting the display of the U.S. Flag, and the dispute is over the question of whether or not the Betsey Ross Flag with 13 Stars and 13 Stripes qualifies as a U.S. Flag protected by the 2005 Federal law.
This guy should be careful before he makes a Federal case out of this sort of idiocy. That entire 2005 Federal law may not stand up to constitutional scrutiny.
Well, if he was flying a gay flag. no one would say a thing.
Or one of those Obama flags...Or a marijuana flag.....
Hey, what’s your problem with my car?
Hate to agree with the HOA on this but you’re only supposed to fly the current flag.
Because it would be SO HARD to write a regulation allowing any
US national flag from history, state flag or Revolutionary war flag.
I fly all sorts of flags: naval dont tread on me, army, 20th maine, gadsen. I have to explain the history to my neighbors. If i could find a confederate rgt flag i liked i would fly that.