Courtesy of FOX NEWS
March 23, 2021
It’s the sound of freedom and liberty, but is it too loud?
A Fargo, North Dakota, man said he’s been receiving threatening letters from his
condo association over complaints that his American flag is making too much
noise on windy days.
"It’s something I’ve
always wanted when I owned a home," the homeowner, Andrew
Almer, told Fox News. "Having an American flag in the yard
is just an American thing – that pride to have."
Now Almer said he’s being threatened with fines of $200 per
day he leaves the flag up.
Almer said he’s lived in the condo for about five years and
has been flying the flag since about two years ago, when he
stopped renting the home and purchased it.
"I don’t really take it down," he said. "It’s been lit up
every night and it’s an all-weather flag, so you follow the
guidelines and it’s been up for two years straight, almost."
The first letter about the flag showed up in January,
according to Almer.
"The first letter I got, I laughed, because I just thought,
‘This is ridiculous,’" he said. "You cannot tell me somebody
is complaining about a flapping flag in the wind."
The condo association
didn’t immediately respond to calls from Fox News. But Almer
said he suspected the real issue is "a personal vendetta"
the condo association president, who happens to live in the
unit above Almer, has against him.
A Fargo, North Dakota, man said he’s been receiving
threatening letters from his condo association over complaints that his
American flag is making too much noise on windy days.
When a second letter showed up around the start of the month, Almer said his
"jaw just dropped."
"When I got this second letter I thought, ‘Oh my God, she’s serious," he said.
Even with the threat of fines, Almer said he has no plans to take the flag down.
As KVLY reported, the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 prevents
condo associations from restricting displays of the U.S. flag on residential
"It’s going to stay up," he said. "And if I need to, we’ll take it to court, but
hopefully it doesn’t have to get that far and there can be some resolution