You’ve heard about the new law in Florida, haven’t you? The one that now gives “emergency powers” to all Homeowners Associations, condo associations and property owners associations?
Yep, all HOA boards will now have “emergency powers” to raise dues, make contracts and borrow money without even all board members being present, without even allowing homeowners to have a say.
All I can really do is shake my head in disgust and ask my readers to consider five of the most significant dates in world history:
January 30, 1933.
February 27th, 1933.
February 28th, 1933.
March, 5, 1933.
March 23, 1933.
Every school kid should have those dates locked in their hearts and committed to memory for life. I seriously doubt if a kid….or a parent, anywhere, has any idea of the significance:
January 30th, Adolph Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.
February 27th, an arsonist sets fire to the Reichstag Building.
February 28th, blaming “an emergency” thousands of people, including all legislators not friendly to the Nazi cause, are arrested and imprisoned.
March 5th, new elections put the Nazi party in control of Germany.
March 23rd, the Enabling Act takes effect, which essentially makes Adolph Hitler the absolute dictator over Germany.
Jan Bergemann, one of the biggest homeowners rights advocates in the nation, is one of the few Americans who knows all about those five dates. After all he was originally from Germany and he knows what happens when dictators are given unrestrained power. He now lives in Florida where he’s been the state’s top crusader against abuses and crimes committed by the boards of rogue Homeowners Associations.
Bergemman says the new Florida “emergency powers” law is dangerous.
That could well be the understatement of the year.