I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
With anal retentive home owner associations telling people they can't American flags, have to mow their lawns at a certain time, can't have certain types of Christmas decorations in their yard why would anyone in their right mind buy a home with a home owners association attached to it?
Last edited by jamesrage; 03-30-12 at 08:54 PM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
If the board says "no", I'd keep it up and call their bluff.
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nothing has been indicated that the resident signed hers under duress
which allows me to conclude that by her execution, she knowingly agreed to the terms of the contract
terms she now opposes
she has the opportunity to seek board approval to authorize her exception - especially recognizing one has been authorized for the exhibition of Christian decorations
then, if her request of the board is rejected, she will have the opportunity to seek relief in the courts
no one is denying that. but she will be expected to have exhausted her administrative remedies before seeking the court's indulgence
Easy solution.. move.
Some recent legal precedent
Looks like a very close call.
No USSC, but US Court of Appeals (2009), which looks like highest it's gone, reversed decisions declaring ban legal.
And some State laws now ensure it can be used.
But still seems unclear as a Federal law allowing this particular piece wasn't passed.
Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezuzah
Last edited by mbig; 03-31-12 at 07:30 AM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
I've never heard of a mezuzah until now, and the wiki article doesn't say. But does it have to be on the outside of the doorframe?"The declaration expressly prohibits unit owners from hanging or displaying anything on the outside windows or outside walls of any building, and also prohibits any sign from being affixed to or placed upon the exterior walls … without prior consent of the association's board of directors," attorney Kurt Ahlberg, said in a March 21 response.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Its the fact its on the doorframe. If I were handling the legal obligations of the condominium, I would strongly suggest an exception and a possible slight change to the legal wording on decorations to allow her to keep something that is obviously important to her.
Bad PR is something you dont need or want as a property owner. This such a small thing that its silly to have national attention drawn to it and trash the rep of the condo ownership as tyrants. Let her keep it, sign a new contract for her and anyone else wants one that is more accomodating to religious decoration, 3 or 4 ways to solve the problem with the heavy handed tactics.