posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 12:21 PM
Originally posted by grey580
Look at some federal laws.
And put that flag back up.
Print the law, frame it and display it right under the flag.
If they have any questions they can ask their congressperson.
The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 (Pub.L. 109-243, 120 Stat. 572, enacted July 24, 2006) is an Act of Congress that prohibits
real estate management organizations from restricting homeowners from displaying the Flag of the United States on their property.
This act does not give ANY rights to RENTERS of an apartment outside their apartment space. Any area outside the apartment is a 'common' area and can
be regulated by the owners or managers of the complex. Many apartments control the drapery in the windows as part of the 'exterior view'.
If you want the above rights, then you have to own the property or only display it in areas that are exclusive to the renter (that is inside as the
management can regulate everything visible outside the apartment as a 'common' view).
Sorry, that's the law, it sucks but that is the way it is. And I am not one to back down from a legitimate fight. However this one is not. Yes, again,
that really sucks, but renters have no control over anything outside their rented space.
Be glad the manager allowed the display for as long as he did, that at least shows some tolerance. If he permits it for the next patriotic holiday,
then he does have some tolerance...but he has to enforce the rules or everyone will fly anything they feel, and your apartment complex will begin to
look like a third-world country.
Short...if you don't own it, then you will have to abide by their rules, and if your lease doesn't grant specific permission to use that space as
exclusive, then you risk losing your battle and your place to live by showing defiance.
NOW - IF you owned the home, apartment, or condominium
, then by all means follow the advice of the others here and let those stars and stripes
fly, and be ready to come down with vengeance on anyone that doesn't like it!!!
edit on 25-7-2013 by lakesidepark
because: I fought the law and ....I won. But it doesn't always work that way!