The state Legislature has intervened before on behalf of flag-flying residents against their HOAs. The Avalon Village folks know full well that lawmakers will do it again if they press this matter. The group needs to quit its line-parsing interpretation of the rules and let the flag fly.
Don't tread on Andy McDonel. Or his flag. The fact is, McDonel's HOA lost this argument when it called a classic piece of Americana "debris."