A CAI lawyer testifying in front of the Arizona Legislature made what have to be some of the biggest gaffes or the biggest lies in CAI’s checkered history. First he said, “The government that governs best is that closest to the people.”
He seriously screwed up. The actual quote was from Henry David Thoreau who attributed the words to Thomas Jefferson. The quote was: “That government is best which governs least.” That’s a far cry from what this dopey lawyer told the Legislature.
His next gaffe is when he says that “HOA Boards are, in effect, little tiny governments.”
Whoa, is this lawyer brain-dead? Is he stupid? Or just back from his three-martini lunch? That’s exactly what all of us in this anti-HOA movement want! We want HOAs declared to be governments. Once HOAs are deemed to be governments, then suddenly homeowners have back all of the protections of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The next Big Lie was that CAI doesn’t represent management companies or landscapers. Anyone with a quarter ounce of brain power knows that the CAI is all about money. It’s all about referrals. It’s all about enriching lawyers and management companies at the expense of homeowners.
This video is several years old, but one has to wonder if CAI ever fired this idiot?
My thanks to ArizonaHOA.blogspot.com for bringing this video back to our attention.