Personal Note: – I believe that Nazism and Communism represented the two biggest treats to personal liberty that free people ever faced. Fortunately, we defeated the Nazis in the 1940s but unfortunately communism still exists and still threatens people around the world. Throughout the USA communism is rampant in the form of the thousands upon thousands of so-called “Homeowners Associations” which subvert the rights of individuals for the “General Good” much like the governments of the Eastern European communist countries did during the Cold War.
The following is the story of one heroic American who fought and defeated not only the Nazis but also his communistic Homeowners Association.
Van T Barfoot
who fought and defeated both the
Nazis and His Communist Homeowners Association
Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the flag pole down
on his Virginia property a while back?
You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to take down the flag pole on his property along with the large American flag he flew on it.
Now we learn who that old man was.
On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg , Texas . That probably didn’t make news back then. But twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano, Italy ,
that same Van T. Barfoot, who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, setout alone to flank German machine gun positions from which gunfire was raining down on his fellow soldiers.
His advance took him through a minefield but having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly take out three enemy machine gun positions, returning with 17 prisoners of war.
And if that weren’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions
didn’t make much news either given thescope of the war,
but it did earn
who retired as a Colonel after also serving
in Korea and Vietnam, a well deserved
Congressional Medal of Honor.
What did make news…
Was his Neighborhood Homeowners Association’s
quibble with how the 90-year-old veteran chose
to fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home.
Seems the HOA rules said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted bracket, but,
for decorum, items such as Barfoot ‘s 21-foot flagpole were “unsuitable”.
Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing court action unless he agreed to take it down. Then the HOA story made national TV, and the Neighborhood Homeowners Association rethought its position
and agreed to indulge this aging hero who dwelt among them.
“In the time I have left”, he said to the Associated Press,
“I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference.”
As well he should.
And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to contest him further, they might have done well to first read his
Medal of Honor citation.
Seems it indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn’t particularly good at backing down.
If you got this email and didn’t pass it on – guess what –
you need your butt kicked
WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN
LIKE VAN BARFOOT!
August 29, 2016
The Crusty Conservative™
“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”
–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788