Well-known anti-socialists have have compared tightly controlled neighborhood governance with being the kind of radical socialism from which they escaped. But does that mean that anti-HOA activists are right-wing, left-wing, or libertarian?
For the life of me I can’t understand how you can tie protection of a homeowner’s rights to any political faction.
Under the U.S. Constitution you have the right to be free from invasive government in your home, your person, your private papers. There are people in every single political faction who don’t want the cops kicking in their doors, even if the cops are wearing HOA armbands.
Sure, you’d like to control the next door nutcase who intentionally damages surrounding property values. But city and county codes do a pretty good job when properly enforced. And to restrict that nutcase’s rights you have to limit some of your own.
The bigger problem is not political beliefs, but rather the fact that agenda-driven people who suddenly discover themselves in a position of power very often have trouble controlling their own tyrannical compulsions. Those power-mad compulsives don’t represent any particular political party.
So those opposing that kind of tyranny aren’t necessarily tied to any political faction.