Too frequently we hear our politicians utter the phrase, “I take responsibility for . . .” after some event has occurred for which they were directly the cause, or for which someone under their authority fouled up. However, they are empty statements and the politicians proceed as if they have been absolved from any wrong-doing by making such empty statements.
So we have state legislatures, as a whole, and individual legislators failing to acknowledge their role in supporting and in cooperating with HOA special interests, while sacrificing the protections of individual rights and freedoms found in the US Constitution. There is no justifiable excuse for this conduct whatsoever!
The time has come for state legislatures to say,
“The Legislature takes responsibility for its role in protecting and supporting the HOA legal scheme.”
“The Legislature takes responsibility for its role for violating and not defending the US and state constitutions, and in doing so, bringing harm to good Americans.”
The legislatures must own-up to their failures and take responsibility for their failures to act, but not by making empty statements. They must act in an honorable manner. To paraphrase Shakespeare, “For the Legislator is an honorable person. So are they all, all honorable people.” And honorable people will do the right thing.
No, they need not resign or quit as is the customary act of honorable people who erred and caused others harm, but to atone for their sins, correcting the errors of their way and restoring unity to this nation.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
This country must function under one set of laws for everyone, and not one for those in HOA-Land and another for historic, constitutional America. Only state legislators can set it right by making HOAs subject to constitutional local government requirements, and still retain the privacy of the subdivision community.