Play refrain: Silence
How can effective and substantive reforms come about unless the policy makers understand the fundamental problems with the privatization of the functions of government? And that this privatization required the denial of constitutional protections to coerce homeowners into compliance. And in order to obtain that “consent to be governed” by and compliance with HOA regimes, the HOA true believers misrepresented the facts and made outright false statements to the legislators and to the public.
This fact finding, this educational process, must unfold as we see with the growth of media articles finally exposing the ills of society — the constitutional issues. Debates on the issues will then follow. Today, however, there is the unspoken alliance of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” that results in the typical responses, “What problems? We see and hear no problems.” We see and hear no issues rising above “neighborhood politics” for the legislators to get involved.
After the policy makers get educated, and that goes for the advocates and the public in general, because many don’t see any serious problems with this New American form of government, then we can address effective reforms. The shoot-from-the-hip legislation that we see today is insufficient to solve the systemic problems with the defective HOA legal scheme. And as long as we let CAI control the playing field of issues and “reforms”, nothing material will occur. We must first educate. And that means speaking out on the serious, substantive issues affecting the American way of life. Today there is only the CAI propaganda machine at work. We must have public discourse for public debate, just like with the presidential elections.
Meaningful reforms will follow from the educated.
See author interview of Establishing the New America of independent HOA principalities.