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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Homeowners association fining resident for a "Support the Troops" sign?

Here is a story of a homeowners association threatening the wife of a soldier deployed to Iraq with a $100 a day fine if she doesn't remove a "Support our Troops" sign from her yard.
Stacey Kelley, who has lived in the gated Stonebridge neighborhood in Westchase for about five years, said she hasn't received complaints from other residents since putting up the sign more than three months ago. The red, white and blue ribbon-shaped sign sits back from the street, next to the Kelleys' garage.

How ridiculous can you get. These things stem from writing rules in such a way that doesn't allow for reasonable exceptions.


Blogger BizzyBlog said...

The HOA in the Planned Urban Development (PUD) is in a bind.

The minute they say OK to the Support the Troops sign, some nut will put up a "God Bless Cindy Sheehan" sign, etc., etc.

I say "let a million signs bloom," but I'm in the minority in a world where buybodies rule, especially in PUDs.

10:15 AM

Blogger WestEnder said...

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4:52 PM

Blogger WestEnder said...

BizzyBlog is right. Even though pro-Bush signs are totally pure and legitimate in every circumstance, there is always some "nut" who will not recognize this and put up an illegitimate anti-Bush sign.

Yes, it is hard to tolerate such vile, viscious hatred from the communist left, but what can we do? It's still legal, damn it.

I suppose the only solution is to apply the rules to both sides ("fair" they call it). I know, I know, I hate it too, but what can we do as long as it's still legal to respect the rights of those with differing opinions?

4:58 PM

Blogger BizzyBlog said...

Uh, "Support the Troops" is not a pro-Bush sign.

5:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know, I know, I hate it too, but what can we do as long as it's still legal to respect the rights of those with differing opinions?

damn those founding fathers and the anti American first amendment

4:57 AM

Blogger LargeBill said...

This is NOT a first amendment issue. She signed an agreement surrendering some of those rights when she joined the home owners association. This is an issue of zero tolerance policies replacing any form of common sense. We have zero tolerance policies about drugs resulting in 6th graders being suspended for asprin. All of these zero tolerance policies are born out of fear of actually exercising leadership and making a decision.

5:04 AM


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