When Neighborhood Associations Attack (Your Rights)

I’ve never understood why people will live willingly under the goose-stepping umbrella of nosy neighborhood associations — those Stepford communities where kids on bicycles are outlawed and you never see anybody outside on a Saturday afternoon in July.

Not only that, but folks pay for the privilege — shelling out money to have somebody tell them their lawn must be between 1 and 1/2 inches and 1 and 3/4 inches in length, the garbage bin must be no closer to the curb than 2 feet, two inches, and any car made before 2003 must be in a closed garage with an off-white door.

One neighborhood association in Tennessee has has even decided that their authority is above that of the U.S. Constitution.

Two weeks ago, residents at Nashboro Village received a letter from the property management company, saying that people who live inside their association cannot own a gun (probably in case a homeowner who hates somebody telling them how long their lawn has to be snaps).

The reason why is typical bureaucratic committee group-think: crime, specifically burglaries, is on the rise in the area, and the best way to combat it would be if nobody in the neighborhood had a gun. Great idea!

Let me know how that works out as soon as all the funeral visitations are over.

In the meantime, those of you who are living under these types of dingbat “association” regimes should move out and leave these management companies alone with their dumb ideas, unconstitutional intrusiveness, and, most importantly, their bankruptcy lawyers.