We are indeed at the forefront of a political movement here. A few years ago you couldn’t hear anyone complaining about Homeowners Associations. All of a sudden, homeowners have come to the stunning realization that they actually signed contractual agreements which completely trash their rights under the Constitution. More than 20 percent of all Americans have quietly stepped into a form of government that our founding fathers would not have recognized.
We still have a chance to fight back. The Mainstream Media no longer control all channels of communication. For forty years I was a member of the mainstream media. Now that I’m retired, I can look back and see how news stories were filtered through just a few channels of approved news streams. It didn’t happen as much in the local media, but there’s no question in my mind that we all suckled at the teat of trickle-down news information from the national media.
Now, a lot of people are fighting back. Hundreds and hundreds of websites and blogs are popping up where homeowners who’ve made the “HOA Mistake” are learning that their stories are valuable and necessary to publicize.
The biggest weapon in our arsenal is one everyone can use. It’s called “re-blogging.” Re-Tweeting.” “Liking.” If you see a blog on someone’s site that speaks of a travesty happening in an HOA someplace, consider it YOUR NEW neighborhood. It’s your responsibility, it’s your duty to help out the neighbors in your “New Neighborhood.” Re-blog, and re-blog again. Get these stories and these posts ricocheting across the internet. Once they’re published, they are open records and belong to you. So get busy re-blogging.
The only way we can fail is for good men to stand back and do nothing!