A couple in Colorado was threatened with daily fines from their homeowners association for displaying a holiday wreath shaped like a peace symbol. The fines were dropped and the three-member board resigned, but it's a staggering statement of the world we live in when a gesture of peace can be met with so much hostility.
Residents apparently complained to the association that the peace symbol was "politically divisive." One person even complained that it represented the devil. Has this become such a nation of sheep that a mere display representing tranqulity brings about calls of divisiveness? Must we again get explain that those who don't support the war are not being unpatriotic?
Homeowners associations are notoriously undemocratic. These are the groups that decree that homes in places like gated communities must look the same, with no special ornamentation on the lawns or windows. It must raise the blood pressure of these associations when someone has an individual thought.
Let's hope no one in these communities is planning on raising doves.
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