Jan Brewer to HOAs: Don't Tread on Residents' Tea Party Flags

Categories: HOA Hell
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Especially if you're an HOA.
If you're a Tea Partier, a fan of historic flags, or don't want to be treaded upon -- and you want the world to know -- but you happen to live in a neighborhood with a home owners association, fear not: Governor Jan Brewer to the rescue.

On Monday, Brewer signed a bill that prevents HOAs from prohibiting flags often associated with the Tea Party movement from being flown at homes in neighborhoods with HOAs.

The Gadsden Flag (pictured to the right), originally an early symbol of the United States Marine Corps and Navy, was adopted by the Tea Party about 18 months ago, and HOAs in Arizona have tried to prevent it from being flown in their neighborhoods.

Last year, a Laveen HOA tried to prevent one of its residents from flying the flag in front of his house. Then the ACLU got involved and said preventing people from flying flags is a violation of a person's right to free speech.

"We believe that (HOAs) don't have the power to hijack people's free speech rights," Alessandra Soler Meetze, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Arizona chapter, told New Times last year.

See the entire story of the over-reaching HOA and the Gadsden Flag here.

Under the current law, flying of the U.S. flag, the flags of any branch of the military, the state flag, the POW-MIA flag, and the flag of any Indian nation cannot be prohibited by an HOA.

Starting this summer, the Gadsden Flag will be added to that list.

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Kecslo
Kecslo

My last name is Culpepper and this flag is the flag used originally by the Culpeper Minute Men and none of us would agree to let any Tea Party member tarnish this great flag. You don't deserve the honor.

david saint
david saint

lol man that had to hurt the ACLU, helping a group that would love nothing more than to shut them down for good...

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

It's surprising that the Confederate is not on the list of accepted flags already.

The_Liann
The_Liann

Not enough people are boycotting Arizona, so they have to push harder to get more people to hate the word Arizona.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Speaking of "Tea" parties, Happy MJ day. May you all have a "Comfortably Numb" day.

XSoldier
XSoldier

That flag should apply to all of Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas' victims.......

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