You Won’t Believe What His Neighbors Did When This US Vet Put An American Flag On His Porch

Flag could cause man to lose his home

The only thing Larry Murphfree is guilty of is his patriotism. The U.S. military vet wanted to proudly display his love for his country by placing a little American flag in a flower pot outside his home.

However, the homeowner’s association in his community have a different perspective. In response to this small act, they fined Murphfree $8,000 and placed a foreclosure lien on his house. Last year, he experienced a situation much like this one, but settled out of court after filing a lawsuit.

According to WTEV, the HOA flag display policy has been rewritten since then.

“I want it to go away,” said Murphfree, “And it’s such a minor little thing that they just keep coming after me.”

As it turns out, the state statute as well as federal law from 2005 support Murphfree’s freedom to display the U.S. flag. Yet, when the WTEV news station contacted the HOA’s attorney, they were told that if the payment is not made within 30 days, the law office could proceed to foreclose on the patriot’s home.

Murphfree refuses to give up and will continue to fight for his right to freely fly his flag.

“When I first moved here, I loved it,” Murphfree said. “It was wonderful, but it’s just gotten where I’m nitpicked more and more. It’s a lot of friends and neighbors moving out. I don’t want to move.”

In the past, several neighbors started a legal defense fund on his behalf. Murphfree hopes that a similar effort this time around might help him win this battle once and for all.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

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  1. TOMMY Spearing says:

    What the hell happened to our freedom?????????????


    • Right on Joyce!!
      I am a pround VET and I am ashamed of the way some Americans treat our GREAT COUNTRY
      (even though the Liberals want to destroy the exact freedoms their Parents, Grandparents and other forefathers fought AND died for).

      • As a fellow vet just go and ask any vet from WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf war, Iraq and Afghanistan what they think about all this, you will get an ear full if not a shotgun full!

    • Joyce: Another thought!!

      We MUST live in a GREAT COUNTRY because of all the IMMIGRANTS that illegally enter the USA.

      • times2come says:

        The illegals are just taking advantage of the freebies that the other illegal immigrant in the "Big house" happily gives to them all, but Americans!!!

  3. this is suppose to be America where we all have the right to honor our American flag……

  4. WTH!? This is America! It’s almost Independence Day! Why can’t Murphree display his flag? Stupid liberals! Why is it a crime to be patriotic? Oh if our forefathers saw us now…

  5. JoAnn Dolberg says:

    PAATRIOTS EVERYWHERE, FLY THE FLAG…..How dare any government belonging to anyone tell us we cannot!

  6. mutantone says:

    "Last year, he experienced a situation much like this one, but settled out of court after filing a lawsuit.
    According to WTEV, the HOA flag display policy has been rewritten since then."
    harassment pure and simple he won in court so they rewrote the policy to cover his actions to make it against policy

  7. They will keep pushing and pushing and one day the dogs will bite them when they least expect it….
    This is what my Dad told me about the kids who pestered our bear dogs…. and one day it happened….
    and from then on, they let the sleeping dogs lie…. or fly flags on important days…

  8. HOA Nazis and snipers need to arrange a midnight, long range meeting. And may the best shot win. They think they can ignore federal law because the magic monkey ignores any law he chooses.

  9. Jacqulyn says:

    We all should join him and put flags everywhere . God Bless this man and thank you Lord in Al. we ha ve flags in e very neighood and we need to put up more.

  10. UnAmericans are all around this man!

  11. Vance Porter says:

    He could try putting some kind of moslem flag on his porch or perhaps a rainbow coalition banner. The homeowner's association will probably come to his front door and genuflect.

  12. icetrout says:

    report them for terrorist activities… SWAT team should shut them up for a while…

  13. Is there ever going to be an end to this stupidity?I Where did all these people come from?

    • Yup the end is called the Rapture, and then what’s left can worship there Antichrist Obama all they want as he leads everyone of them straight to the Lake of Fire with Obama going in 1st!

  14. Sounds like he has had the fight beat out of him already.

  15. joe hermann says:

    why don't you post the name and location of this wonderful community? I bet there's a lot of vets out there that would like to visit..

  16. This is harassment and extortion. They can't foreclose if you are paying your mortgage. Call the civil liberties or better Glenn Beck!

  17. I'm glad I got a big huge US flag flying proudly off my porch, let them try to take it from me, "From my Cold dead hands!"

  18. Stephen says:

    The homeowners Association need to be taken out. It is usually by a vote of the community. If it is not set up this way, then the Association needs to be sued. Since the Association clearly violates laws such as this, especially one where we can fly an American flag – our country's flag, the one that hundreds of thousands of Americans have died to defend, then look into individual lawsuits against every member of the community. Also, see if this qualifies as a hate crime against American veterans, virtually all of which culturally love to fly their country's flag.

  19. Stephen says:

    Amendment, not lawsuits against every member of the community, but of the Homeowners Association. Sorry about that.

  20. We want america back,no more b.s.We love this country

  21. Raymond says:

    The signs of the end times are everywhere…

    As we witness such things as the spread of globalism, the building of a one-world church, the increase of wickedness, the breakdown of the traditional family, the destruction of that priceless bastion of liberty called America, the normalization of homosexuality, the callous murder of babies, the filthy pop culture, the breathtaking increase in governmental surveillance, we become fearful, uncertain, frustrated, angry, and discouraged, but this is because our minds and hearts are too focused on things of this world rather than things above. Too often we have the same short view that “conservative” unbelievers have rather than the long view that comes from the light of Bible prophecy…

    The devil is the god of this world, and his handiwork is evident everywhere, but he is not God and he is not in control of the times and the seasons.

    “Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” (Dan. 2:20-21).

    We should stand in the confidence that the present evil is exceedingly temporary and will soon be cut down.

    Please visit my Bible prophecy website at:

  22. Raymond says:

    This is what happen when a homosexual is placed into power.

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