Yesterday I commented to an article in the Richmond-Times Dispatch on the denial of free speech in the Sussex homeowners association that is denying a Medal of Honor and WW II veteran, Col. Barfoot, the right to fly the American flag. I wrote, in part,
I'm wondering how President Obama feels about this very important issue. I understand he likes to deal in substantive issues. After all, he IS the President of these United States, isn't he?
Who reigns supreme over this country? Private agreement HOAs that only require posting to the clerk's office in order to bind citizens to a surrender of their rights? Or the Constitution? Since when can private parties contract to circumvent the Constitution? If allowed to stand, why do we need a Constitution?
Why are there special laws for these private governments that can operate outside the constitutional protections that apply to all other forms of political government? Where the immunities and privileges of citizens are denied, and where citizens must fight to restore lost rights.