I don't own a home so maybe I don't know what the hell I'm talking about but I do not understand why people live in these Homeowners Associations. Don't we all live with enough rules in this world?
An AP story reports that a homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.
In an odd twist on the idea of free speech--for which we're told our troops risk their lives to defend--Bob Kearns, president of the Loma Linda Homeowners Association in Pagosa Springs said that if he let this resident speak her mind he'd have to let everyone, and who wants that???
"Somebody could put up signs that say drop bombs on Iraq. If you let one go up you have to let them all go up," he said in a telephone interview Sunday.
Renegade peacenik Lisa Jensen said she wasn't thinking of the war when she hung the wreath.
"Peace is way bigger than not being at war. This is a spiritual thing," she said.
The association has sent a letter to her saying that residents were offended by the sign and the board "will not allow signs, flags etc. that can be considered divisive." Of course, ALL flags of nationality are divisive, that's the point; WE are Americans!
So the residents of Loma Linda better throw out their Peace on Earth banners and pitch their Support the Troops ribbons. We got RULES in this country!