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Bush Signs Flag Display Protection Law

By July 25, 2006

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President Bush on Monday signed into law a bill barring condominium and homeowners associations from adopting or enforcing any policy that would restrict or prevent a resident member from displaying the U.S. flag on their personally owned property. The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 (H.R. 42), sponsored by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland, 6th), passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.

Subject to the restrictions for proper display of the flag imposed by the U.S. Flag Code, the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 states:

    "A condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the flag of the United States on residential property within the association with respect to which such member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession or use."

Also See:
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Bush Issues Flag Desecration Vote Statement


March 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm
(1) Carol says:

I sure would hope that this is already a law, a law from long ago and the fact that it passed unanimously is only good common sense! Furthermore, I believe that flying the American Flag should be my American born right to do so, with great love and respect of my beautiful country for now and for always! To show my love and proud patriotism for my country, America, the beautiful, is my right to treasure. Although, I “thought” it was my right, and surprised to learn there is actually any type of a law implied, is utterly ridiculous to me! Why is it that people love to complicate things?! American born, and American born right to fly my flag sounds pretty good to me!

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