Now, having been on the other side of the fence, so to speak, and having had HOA's run me out of their subdivision, the shoe is on the other foot. As I said in my come back post yesterday, I have become very active in my local community. I am the President of our Home Owner's Association. No, I'm not a Nazi or anything like that, we are just trying to maintain a high standard of living here, keep our property values up, that sort of thing. So, I was able to have our Borad of Directors take a vote and we have decided that we don't want ANY solicitors in here, unless they are licensed by the local township govt. YEP! That means THEM ! Oh ya, the Supreme court, etc, yada, yada, but when an HOA decides that they don't want ANY BODY, then whe have the right to tell them to leave. I effectively did that last summer, short and sweet, they left. Now, however, I had another couple of them 3 weeks ago. These 2 come to my door, satchels accross their back, which is how I think they carry their literature anymore, shirts, ties, they had that JW look all over them. So, I asked, duh, how can I help you? The up front fella say, " We are involved in a FAMILY Health Care Work......Hmmm Now, in order for ANY door to door solicitor to be able to even legally come to my door, he must have paid the fee, $100.00 at the township. So, I asked these Family Health Care Workers if they had a permit from the township....Get this part......The lead fella states, " Are you familiar with the Supreme Court ruling on GOSPEL WORKERS"???? OMG! Now he's a GOSPEL worker! I blew my shorts off on that one. I said, " Yes, I am familiar with the supreme court ruling on GOSPEL workers", and I told him that as a HOA we don't want them in our neighborhood and to leave before the police get in here. GEEEEEZZZ now they are using that blasted Theocratic Tact form of lying to get at your door!!!Give me a break. Anyways, they did leave, and I gave myself a HIGH FIVE!!!
I have more great stories to relate as time affords it to me, later.
As always, I am,