Flags, Flags, Everywhere A Flag

Every time someone new gets into an HOA flag fight, I sell a few more books. So, what the heck? Fly your flag and be proud of it. Here’s another guy, this one in my neck of the woods, who’s being fined because he wanted to fly a patriotic flag… and on Flag Day, of all the nerve!

Colorado is actually sort of a home for people who protest their HOAs by intentionally displaying Old Glory. Well, actually, there’ve been some fights here about an upside down Old Glory, a well-recognized international symbol of distress. And what’s more distressing than knowing your HOA has the power to knock you around, fine, sue and lien you, auction off your home on the courthouse steps and alert their law firm buddy to arrange to be the only bidder at the auction. It happens. In fact, it happens more times than you might ¬†think.

So, while the Colorado man at the story linked below might win a round or two in court, once he’s branded an independent thinker they’ll harass him forever.

(link to Colorado flag fight)



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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

5 thoughts on “Flags, Flags, Everywhere A Flag

  1. Melody

    Heck why worry about flying a flag, the HOA’s books have enough flags for everyone. Enough flags to start a flag company

  2. Nila Ridings

    Those would be known as “red” flags.

    No comparison to the patriots that fly the American flag. The one that many have fought and died for and gave us the freedoms we used to have.

  3. Deborah Goonan

    Technically, Nila, we still have those freedoms IF people are willing to stand up and defend them.

    With regard to inalienable rights, if you don’t use ’em, you lose ’em.

    As the saying goes, “freedom isn’t free.”


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