Americans always took such great pride in the personal freedoms guaranteed them in the constitution. While the founders maintained that these rights were God given and always belonged to the people, the Constitution ensured that the government could not remove them. Probably the 1st Amendment, protecting the right to free speech, is best known yet there seems to be a concerted effort to strip Americans of this right. Much like Pavlov’s dogs we are being trained to limit our freedom of speech little by little. There are many ways this is being done but probably one of the most blatant is moving entire segments of the population into controlled environments where we are told we “agreed” to give up our rights.
John Cowherd joins us On The Commons. John is an attorney in Northern Virginia, who is not only knowledgeable in HOA law, but is one of a handful of attorneys who does represent homeowners. He maintains a blog called Words of Conveyance and recently blogged about Brindley v. City of Memphis and he joins us to discuss this case. We’ll talk to John about Brindley whose right to free speech was curtailed in a property owners association and why he sued the city and the police department and not the association and won.
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