Communist America: Homeowners Ass. orders woman to take down Support the Troops sign

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    What is the deal with HO Ass's? Do they own the land? Do they own the house? Are people leasing the land and house from them? If not then wh ydo they have authority over other people's property? I know that they present a contract to the people before living in a community but how is that legal? This is all bullshit. Homeowners Ass's in general are Bullshit.

    http://www.tampatrib.com/MGBY9HYLKKE.html



    So if no one is offended, where is the fucking problem? Just another example of Communists trying to tell people what to do with their land. Did i tell anyone that i hate Homeowners Ass.'s?

    me ------> :chains: <-------Homeowner's Associations
     
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    Carter's Habitat for Humanity has similar policies.
     
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    It would seem that you could live anywhere you wanted in America without being forced to give up your right to free speech.
     
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    If I were the lady in the story, I'd stick to my guns.

    If I was the Homeowner's Ass. President, I'd just refuse to enforce the fine. It sounds like he's sympathetic.
     
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    I am on our Homeowners Association and on the Architectural Review Committee for my subdivision.

    Main reason we have an HOA is because we have over 93 acres of common land (forest, parks, lakes) that need to be maintained. Other primary reasons for HOAs (not just ours) is to make sure the homes are kept up, not painted pink, etc..which will effect property values.

    I agree that this is ridiculous..she should be allowed to display that. But I also understand how if this is allowed, other things could be allowed.

    I, personally, don't want to see an anti-war sign in someone's yard. I don't want to see a I LOVE PORN sign in someone's yard either.

    But if you allow a Support the Troops..you have to allow those.

    You know...she could easily put it at the window inside her house or even tie a yellow ribbon around her tree.

    I am pretty sure there isn't a covenant that forbids that. I know there isn't one in ours and we have many, many trees with yellow ribbons.
     
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    I'm speaking about those who live in Canadian Habitat homes. What they do is subjected to the people who run Habitat in this city, they can take your home for any number of trivial reasons if you don't comply with what they say. I would presume this is the norm almost everywhere. You can't even pave your drive way without asking first.
     
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    At the very least, the HOA could have just waited until a negative sign got put up to make a stink about it...
     
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    I hate HOA. I'm soooo glad I don't have one where I live now :rock:

    No offense to this lady, but they DID agree to those rules when they moved in. They should had moved into a neighborhood without a freakin HOA. :spank3:
     
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    somebody explain to me how a HOA can legally do this? Do they own the land? If not how is it that a private org can dictate what you can and cant do with your land regardless of you deciding to live there or not?
     
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    You know the rules when you move into these places. My advice... don't move into a neighborhood with a HOA. I think they stink, but I can see where some might just love them. Either way, you won't catch me in one.
     

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