posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 01:42 PM
Originally posted by redoubt
reply to post by Morgenstern89
You also have to consider the fact that in a suburb like that you are just a few paces away from your neighbors house - so whatever goes on on the
surrounding properties -is- your business whether you want it to be or not. And it's the reason rules like this are in place.
Let's look at this like neighbors. You live next door to me... not up my wahzoo but close enough so that when I mow my grass, you can hear the engine
in your home with all the windows shut and the A/C on. (If you live in Florida, you will have A/C and it will be on in the summer when I am cutting my
Now then, I go out in the middle of my front yard, dig a small hole to pour a small foundation to hold a flag pole. On that flag pole, I have a US
Okee dokee... please explain how my American flag on a modest pole in my yard, afflicts your life to the point that you feel compelled to sic the city
tyranny upon me.
Not looking for an argument... just trying to delve your application of reasoning.
As far as I can see, this has nothing to do with an American Flag in a guys yard. This has everything to do with using an American Flag to push a
relatively boring story onto the front page of the local news. A lot of buzz words - Marine, Veteran, Iraq, American Flag, Fight - all used to rile
people up over a very benign situation.
Plain and simple - the dude didn't get the right permits. That is literally -all there is- to this story. And because he's renting, he apparently
needs a third party to do it - and yeah, that's going to cost him some money. It's just one of those things that comes with renting I guess. If
he'd gone about it the right way there would be no story here.
As far as why the rules are in place - it's so that people don't put up eye sores or dangerous structures. In some of these cases, whether you want
it to or not, your neighbors business becomes your own. In this case, if the guy had gotten the proper permits and erected the structure properly
there would be -no story here- and he'd have his flag displayed proudly. And there wouldn't be a thing his neighbors could do about it.
I'd say though, judging by the fact that this took place in Florida, on a rental property, rented to a punk kid in his 20's, with a "Don't Tread On
Me" flag right under the US flag - that this isn't the first trouble he's had with his neighbors, and I'd wager everything I have that it won't be the
edit on 30-3-2013 by Morgenstern89 because: (no reason given)