In Fargo, North Dakota, a man has been asked to remove the American flag hanging from the balcony of his condo.
The reason though… is a little obscure to say the least.
Andrew Almer began receiving letters in the mail from the president of the Plum Square condo association two months ago, asking him to take down his American flag because it was TOO NOISY IN THE WIND.
Almer had this to say in response:
“You’ve got to be kidding me… with everything that’s going on in the world these days and this is what you’re going to complain about?
It’s not anything offensive, it’s not rude, it’s not nasty, it’s the American flag.”
According to The Federal Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, no homeowners association can keep a homeowner from flying a flag on his property. However, there is a loophole: Associations can keep owners from flying the flag if it’s in the best interest to the rest of the association. What kind of vague, bullshit exception is that?
Apparently, some hefty fines are coming his way if he doesn’t take the flag down, but as a proud American, Almer says ol’ glory will be flying for as long as he wants.
“It’s not coming down anytime soon… it’s not making that much noise that it’s a liability to the association. It’s a symbol of our nation. It should be flown whenever it can be. I have a lot of friends and family that serve in the military.”
Well said Andrew, well said.
But man, what kind of wind do you got up there in North Dakota? It doesn’t really strike me as a part of the country where you have folks hatin’ on the American flag… how loud can it be?