With respect to my Commentary, Misrepresentation: CAI comes with unclean hands, this paper contains quotes by CAI leaders, state chapter leaders and CAI attorneys – in 20% of the states – made to the public in general in its advertising and communications, to state legislatures, and to the courts in its amicus briefs. All in support of my arguments of misrepresentation.
They are often contradictory as suited to the purpose at hand; or rejecting principles of democratic government and the US Constitution; or declaring, like fascist principles, that the objectives of the HOA (state) come first and individual freedoms are subservient to the HOA. And, as is true of fascism, the HOA serves the trade group ‘stakeholder’ entities (corporations) while giving the illusion of democracy because the members can vote.
Looking at the history of CAI we discover that CAI was formed in 1973 by ULI and FHA to deal with the HOA legal scheme as found in the HOA “bible,” The Homes Association Handbook (1964). Its mission, then, was to educate HOA managers and directors. Some 20 years later in 1992 CAI became a business trade group to deal with criticisms of HOAs by political scientists in various research journals and books.
We can conclude that, over the 40 some years of CAI’s existence and the continuing legal issues with HOAs, that 1) the HOA legal scheme is fundamentally flawed and beyond repair like the Articles of Confederation, and/or 2) a concern that CAI’s educational materials and instruction are also flawed and are contributing factors in the continuing existence of 40 years of HOA problems.
Furthermore, CAI is a business trade organization, a tax exempt 501(c)6 nonprofit serving its members to better serve the public, not an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit. CAI does not inform subscribers or viewers of this fact. A business trade group does not educate the consumers of its members’ services, which would constitute a conflict of interest and a violation of its tax exempt status.
Read the entire Commentary with a list of evidence that includes incidents/events from 20% of the states here . . .