Defiant flag flier George Andres once again is facing the prospect of losing his Jupiter home after a Palm Beach County judge ruled Wednesday that his homeowners association could go forward with a foreclosure sale next month to collect legal fees.
Andres, a Marine veteran, said he was worried about losing his home, but he vowed to appeal the latest ruling in a legal saga that has spanned more than two years....
The man bought a home in a home-owners association (HOA) area voluntarily. He knew what he was getting into. He chose to join a group of people with pre-established rules. He has legal means to change the rules from within. If he had gone to the association and requested a rule change he may well have gotten it changed. But instead he chose to confront the rule and thus the rest of the HOA members. Now he seems surprised he may lose his home.
I'm all for flying the US flag. I fly the US flag on my home everyday. But if I lived in a HOA with that restriction I'd either obey the rule, petition for a rule change or move. This is self-inflicted stupidity.