There is an interesting sign war going on in at least one East Dallas neighborhood, Enclave at Grove Hill. This sign, posted by one of the residents, is being met with resistance and called “offensive” by some in the neighborhood. It is in front of the home of sometimes political activist and candidate Adam Bazaldua, a friend who teaches culinary arts and believes firmly in freedom of speech, especially at election time.
Despite the protests of his HOA, Adam says he is leaving the sign up until after the election.
“This sign sits proudly in our family’s yard displayed next to (his daughter’s) school sign and behind a Beto sign. This week we received a violation from the HOA because our sign is “offensive” according to a neighbor who made a complaint. Is it irony that the complainant has a Cruz sign in her yard?” asks Adam?
“I’m offended by the fact that anyone can find these statements offensive!” he wrote on Facebook. “The Covenants and Restrictions clearly state that Political Signs can be erected to support candidates, political parties, sponsorships, political issues or proposals. Our HOA president says that these aren’t the right kind of political issues to be protected by that language and that it is offensive.”
Really? Can you put up Halloween decorations in this neighborhood? Christmas? Hanukkah? Isn’t that personal expression? (more…)