In the land of the free and the brave, the brave are having a hard time being free in their HOA controlled homes. In some associations there is always someone willing to inspect private property, searching for any perceived violation no matter how ridiculous. Almost a decade ago one of the condo spies spied a flag, a small flag, a really small flag in a flowerpot on the front porch of a homeowner, and they were off and running. The violation notices and threat letters started arriving in the mailbox, followed by fines and expensive legal warnings from the HOA attorneys. Yes, you know who they are. When will they stop harassing and abusing Americans, especially veterans, for flying a flag? When will we realize that there are serious health issues associated with living under an HOA microscope and all the associated stress? When will this insanity stop?
Larry Murphree joins us On The Commons. Larry committed the ultimate sin by placing a small US flag in his flower pot on his front porch. Sweetwater condo association was quick to let him know that there was “an unapproved object in his flower pot”. As you can imagine, Larry was rightly offended. His flag was NOT an “unapproved object”. We talk to Larry about his life in Sweetwater Condo, the constant harassment, the abuse, the nitpicking and the pettiness and the sheer stupidity that is part and parcel of a bad HOA. There are a lot of really funny stories about life in his petty association in general. And then we learn about his current home. Tune in for some great giggles, then on Monday, February 24th head on over to Duval County Court House at 9 AM for what we hope will be his final hearing. Go and support him. Remember, there is strength in numbers.
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