This pathetic condominium association wants a soldier’s mother to remove her flag from her front lawn. Preposterous.
Teresa Richard’s condo association in this community north of Hartford wants an American flag and a Blue Star Mothers of America flag removed from her front lawn, along with the flagpole upon which they hang.
Richard raised the flags last year to honor her son, Cpl. Tony Donihee, now serving in Afghanistan with the Connecticut National Guard.
“If you want to fly the American flag, you should be able to fly it almost any place, any time,” Warren Wenz, the chairman of the East Windsor Veterans Commission, told FOXNews.com. “If your son is in the service, what is the problem with flying an American flag and a mother’s flag? I don’t see why that should be a problem with anyone.”
Unless liberals are involved.
Another resident, Gene Doering, has been flying his flag on a 13-foot pole in the condominium complex for five years.
“They wrote me a letter and said they wanted me to take the flag down,” Doering told FOXNews.com. “Well, I refused to take the flag down.”
The former National Guardsman hired a lawyer instead and after three months of pestering, the association let him be, Doering said.
“You would think people could get along a little better,” he continued. “I always say the association should have better things to do than pick on somebody that’s put a flag up.”
So why is the association harrassing Ms. Richard?
Calls to the condominium manager and the association president were not returned Tuesday.
Of course not. These liberals need a day or six to re-group and hope this goes away. But another site proves my hunch:
A state law that went into effect July 24 states that a condominium association may not restrict or prevent a member “from displaying the flag of the United States on residential property within the associaton.”
However, the law does give the association a right to have “reasonable restrictions” of “the time, place, or manner of displaying the flag … to protect a substantial interest” of the association.
That “interest” has to do with location. And since Ms. Richard’s flag was in her front yard, why else would the association demand she remove it? Just another Bush-hating, terrorist-loving, liberal-run group that can’t tolerate the slightest show of support. Liberals are stooping to new low’s. But I’d never put anything past ’em.
A Lady’s Ruminations trackbacked with: Soldier’s Mother Not Allowed to Fly Old Glory