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VIDEO: Veteran Forced To Sell Home After Hefty Fines For Flying American Flag, Now Headed For Trial



As I was growing up, it was dirt common to see an American flag of one size or another on people’s front porches. Not so much anymore. Air Force veteran Larry Murphree loves his country with all his heart, so he decided to put a small one on his front porch, “One day I was thinking about the country, and I put a small American flag on my front porch in a flower pot,” Murphree said. It was just his small way of showing his patriotism. “It’s a small flag,” Murphree said, “but it stands for a big thank you.”

Murphree could never have foreseen what would happen next. The Home Owners’ Association at the Tides Condominium in Sweetwater, Florida took extreme umbrage over the gesture. They obviously did not feel the same love of country that Murphree feels. “I got a violation letter that stated the American flag was an unauthorized object and for me to take it down,” Murphree stated. He did what I certainly would have done and refused to remove the flag. “They started fining me up to $1000 because I wouldn’t take the flag down,” Murphree said. That’s just abusive, offensive and ridiculous. It was a $100 a day fine. “That’s when I lost it,” says Murphree.

Murphree retained the services of Gust Sarris, a well-versed attorney. “We believe we have the right to display the American flag, we filed suit in federal court,” Sarris said. At one point, Sarris said an agreement was met and it was decided the flag could be flown. They considered it a win. However, just a few months later, Sarris says the HOA changed the flag ordinance to a flower pot ordinance. Now, that’s dirty pool. “Somehow they re-categorized it and started doing the same thing again,” Sarris said, “which was the same flag, the same flower pot, the same dirt and the same plant.” “They decided they weren’t going to regulate flags, but flowerpots,” says Sarris. “Some people call this the ‘Larry Law.’”

Murphree was once again being fined $100 for every day he would not remove the flag. He also claims that the HOA was using his HOA fee money to pay off the fines unbeknownst to him. “So, the monthly homeowner’s fees weren’t being paid,” Sarris said, “that’s how they were able to get a lien on the property.” Talk about sneaky and underhanded. Murphree was not notified that was happening either. Put another way, Murphree thought he was paying the required fees every month to live in the 55+ community, but unbeknownst to him was becoming delinquent on those payments. It only got worse from there.

The legal battle has now raged on for seven years. All the while, they kept finding ways to fine him for the little American flag. “They just started nitpicking everything that I did,” Murphree said. In 2014, the HOA placed a lien on Murphree’s property, claiming he hadn’t paid his dues when he said he had.

Murphree was slapped with violations for not parking in his driveway straight enough, for having a snowflake Christmas window decoration up after Christmas and for putting solar lights up at Christmas, along with a whole list of other violations. Murphree claims these “violations” were a retaliation after they reached a settlement. “They didn’t like losing that case, and it got worse, and worse every day,” he adds. Amidst the horrid harassment from his HOA, Murphree was forced to sell his condo to avoid being foreclosed on. That’s just so wrong. “Sold my place at a tremendous loss and got out of here,” he said.

Even though Murphree got the heck out of there, his legal battle is still warring on. “Somebody had to stand up and say, ‘this is not right,'” Murphree said. Murphree and the HOA are due back in court for a trial beginning next year, this time in state circuit court. Sarris calls the whole ordeal, “insane” and is seeking damages from the HOA for infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract. Based on previous court records, the only thing the HOA permits in a planter is foliage/plants/flowers. “HOAs are there to maintain the integrity, peacefulness, and serenity, and this HOA has done anything but that,” says Sarris. “I just feel like at some point people need to stand up and go to the wall for what they believe in,” adds Murphree.

The HOA is avoiding the press over this. I’m not surprised. I certainly hope that in the end, Murphree wins his fight. This is sheer abuse and harassment and it just should not be allowed to stand. All over a tiny little American flag in a flower pot. It cost a 77-year-old veteran everything and he would do it again. This is no way to treat someone who selflessly served his country and it’s no way to show respect for the flag and America.

White House Guests KNEEL During National Anthem, Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It




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The Marine Corp band in their bright red uniforms were on the south balcony of the White House on a bright, sunny Tuesday in Washington, DC. The Army Chorus sang, beginning the event with ‘America the Beautiful’ and concluded with ‘God Bless America’. At least two people who were guests at President Trump’s Celebration of America event yesterday knelt, showing exactly why so many Americans are ticked over the National Anthem controversy.

The event replaced a celebration at the White House in honor of the Super Bowl win for the Philadelphia Eagles. These two disrespectful idiots took a knee as the “Star Spangled Banner” rang out across the South Lawn of the White House. Simply disgraceful. These aren’t social justice warriors… these are unpatriotic jerks.

A video was posted to Twitter by a reporter for SVT, the Swedish national public TV broadcaster. It shows a man, wearing a light blue button down, kneeling as the National Anthem played, before clapping and ultimately coming to his feet after the song finished. I guess he thought that was his five minutes of fame or something.

What it really amounted to was making a fool out of himself internationally. President Trump showcases all of these liberal dimwits for what they are… America-hating, radical leftists who are far more interested in hating our brave police officers and our country than they are in respecting America and taking national pride in their country and President.

When President Trump took the podium, he blew his audience away with his love for our country, military, police, flag and the National Anthem. He made every single person who disrespects them like this look like the small, craven liberals that they really are. The man, who did not identify himself, left the event immediately after the United States Marine Band performed the anthem, according to a news anchor for TV2 Denmark. Gee, crawling away with his tail between his legs like the lowly cur he his. Guess he couldn’t stand patriotism after he showed how much he hates his own country.

There was a second man who was pictured kneeling as well. That was posted to Twitter by a CNN White House producer. He was wearing a light blue checkered shirt and had a little American flag. This guy was right up front. He was also apparently the same person who reportedly heckled Trump. That guy was roundly booed by everyone around him. CNN’s analyst April Ryan posted false news on Twitter yesterday claiming people were booing Trump when it was the heckler they went after. She eventually retracted what she said after her own colleagues called her out on the lie. “Stop hiding behind the armed services and the National Anthem,” the guy yelled to a chorus of boos, according to the Daily Mail. “Let’s hear it for the Eagles.” “Go home,” one person shouted at the heckler.

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The President didn’t engage the heckler, but looked in his direction and pursed his lips. He looked like he wanted to smack him. Right there with ya.

President Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House after they at first said they had more than 70 players coming to the People’s House to celebrate. By this week, that number had dropped to less than ten and then to only one player. They kept trying to change the date to one where President Trump would be out of the country. I don’t blame the President in the least for canceling the visit. That was totally appropriate. If you insist on being ungrateful and insulting a sitting President of the United States, then you don’t deserve the honor of going to the White House period.

Trump claimed on Monday that the team disagreed “with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.” Eagles players denied that accusation, pointing out that no one on the team knelt for the anthem during last season. But that has nothing to do with how each individual on the team states his beliefs and shows his disrespect for President Trump.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the team of a “political stunt” just minutes before Tuesday’s alternative event began, claiming the players had chosen to “abandon their fans.” That’s exactly what they did. “If this wasn’t a political stunt by the Eagles franchise then they wouldn’t have committed to attend the event and then backed out,” she said in her Tuesday press briefing. “And if it wasn’t a political stunt, they wouldn’t have attempted to reschedule the visit while the President was overseas.”

Trump was brief in his remarks and only spoke for about four minutes. He began by explaining why it’s an issue of patriotism for Americans to stand for the National Anthem. “We love our flag and stand for our National Anthem,” Trump said to great applause from the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House. “We stand to honor our military and to honor country and to honor the fallen heroes who never made it back home.” Yes, we do… and those that don’t can take a hike.

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Melania Unveils This Year’s White House Christmas Decorations That Libs Are SURE To Hate




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Melania Trump’s first year in office was marked by immense criticism of our incredible first lady, who in the eyes of the Trump family’s numerous detractors, Melania could do nothing right, or at least as well as her predecessor, Michelle Obama. This included her full Christmas decor plan, which was stunning in silver and white, and a beautiful modern take on the same tired style that Michelle un-creatively came up with.

This year’s decorations will likely be no different, if not worse.

Last year, liberals claimed she decked the halls in depression and gloom, likening it to looking more like a haunted house than a holiday home. So, what will they say about this year’s new look?

Chicks On The Right reports:

FLOTUS doesn’t just slay on the fashion front. Her decorating skills are off the charts. (Yes, yes– I know she didn’t do this by herself, but if you really believe she didn’t have a say, you’re nuuuuuuuuuuuuts.)

ANYWHO. She finally unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations, and they’re GORGEOUS.

You have no idea how much I want to stroll through those halls of beautifully decorated trees. Oh well. I’ll have to settle for the aisles of Hobby Lobby.

It all looks great. I’m obsessed. TY, that is all.

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