The Lone Ranger has never stopped fighting for HOA truth and justice

Time to reflect a bit.  The following is an excerpt from CAI’s Common Ground article attacking homeowner rights advocates.

(Common Ground, May/June 2006, Christopher Durso, Editor).P1000486

CCLG’s [Citizens for Constitutional Local Government] founder and president, George Staropoli, for example, originally agreed to an interview but later changed his mind. In a brief phone call during which he’s quiet and almost courtly, he explains that Common Ground is CAI’s “house organ,” and that he’d be more comfortable with a debate or similar format where he could express himself at length, without the risk of being quoted out of context. He asks that his prolific writings on the CCLG website speak for him, although a week or two later he sends an “open e-mail questionnaire to CAI” containing four questions that sprout from CCLG’s mission, which reads in part: “To inform the public (a) of the private government nature of HOAs and their governing bodies, the homeowners association; (b) of the restrictions on homeowners’ civil liberties; and (c) of the lack of effective enforcement of state laws and the governing documents under the ‘private contract’ interpretation of HOAs.” It’s unclear how many members Staropoli has attracted to CCLG—Carpenter [Scott Carpenter, AZ CAI attorney] calls him a “lone ranger“—but certainly his approach is more philosophical than other advocates’.


Says Carpenter: “George Staropoli believes he’s leading a revolution…. To him, this is a struggle against tyranny. And he uses that word all the time.”

According to the website, Staropoli—who launched CCLG in 2000—at one time served as treasurer of an HOA in Pennsylvania. Nothing more is written about his personal experience with associations, but today, he clearly thinks they go about things the wrong way. Or, rather, that they’re permitted to go about things the wrong way, free from the constitutionally imposed checks and balances that bind municipal governments. “When the board fines you, where do you go for your due process?” he said in a recent interview with the Middletown (Ohio) Journal. “You go right back to the same people who fined you.”

Author: HOAGOV

I have been a long-term homeowner rights authority, advocate and author of "The HOA-Land Nation Within America" (2019) and"Establishing the New America of independent HOA principalities" (2008). See HOA Constitutional Government at My efforts with HOAs took me to a broader concern that was deeply affecting the constituionality of HOAs. Those broad societal and plotical concerns caused me to start this new blog for my commentaries on the State of the New America.

6 thoughts on “The Lone Ranger has never stopped fighting for HOA truth and justice”

  1. Moments before an OAH/ALJ hearing on Friday, September 22, 2017, re the allegation that TCC, Inc. violated §33-1803(B), substitution counsel (LIU’s retained counsel) for CHD&B was asked by the petitioner if LIU had delisted CHD&B as approved panel counsel for LIU in Arizona…his reply defied credulity, “I don’t know what LIU has done with respect to CHD&B.”

    18F-H1717041-REL is the second matter in recent months in which Lipson | Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. has substituted for CHD&B (Bolen and Patel).

    An insurer’s delisting a law firm from its approved panel counsel has economic consequences for the law firm, particularly when it has been the insurer’s habit and practice to allow the association’s retained counsel to defend claims against the association and its board of directors.

  2. Carpenter/Hazelwood is part of the problem. They have an insider deal with Liberty Mutual. They were paid approximately $50K to defend me. Obviously, they do not know how to practice law because they only were able to get part of the fraudulent charges dismissed. These CAI firms just like to make money on the bad HOA situations. It is a win win for them. Go up against the homeowner, defend the board even when they commit fraud, it’s all bad justice.

  3. I still don’t understand what they (vendors) tell themselves to make it OK to take away civil liberties, homeowner rights, and the homes themselves for personal agendas….. its like they think it’s perfectly all right to take away constitutional rights by tricking people into buying in CIDs. Thank you George, once again for your work.

  4. LOL … anyone who quotes Carpenter Hazelwood has gone to the WRONG source and a laughable one at that.

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