(Video) Showing Your American Patriotism Will Get You Fined In This Utah Community

Holiday decorations are one thing but flying the American flag to show your patriotism is entirely different. More and more cases of a ban on flying the American flag are popping up all over America. Please fight back on this effort to do away with our national pride. It’s understandable if it’s a decoration that’s not in keeping with the condo/apartment rules BUT this is the American flag!

“That is not a holiday decoration,” she points out. “People have died for that, it is not a holiday decoration.”

Homeowners in Murray say they are being fined by their home owner’s association for flying the American Flag.

Chestnut Place is a condominium community consisting of about 60 homeowners. Up until last week, those living in the community say they were free to fly their flags without regulation or restriction, but recently that changed.

“After the last board meeting, we were leaving and two members of the board and a resident said they were tired of looking at the flag,” said Jo Ann Dugay, who is one of the five board members on the Home Owners Association. “They said ‘is this flag row?’ And that something needed to be done about it.”

Something was: last week those living in the community were warned to take down the flags.

“I’m not taking it down, that’s one thing I won’t do.” said Erin Worthen, one of the residents asked to remove it.

As a result, she was fined $75 and given a notice, which states:

“All exterior decorations must be removed within 10 days following the holiday… Please remove your flag from the common area (Utah Community Association Act. 57-8a-219)”

Worthen said she was shocked at the language on the notice.

“That is not a holiday decoration,” she points out. “People have died for that, it is not a holiday decoration.”

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