September 1, 2017
I doubt a developer would name roads in the community he is
building Hitler Avenue or Stalin Boulevard. But we may have
roads named Washington Avenue or Jefferson Road?
Shouldn’t these names be the targets of the wild crowd recently
trying to rewrite history in our country?
The latest “frenzy” in our country to “rewrite” our
history could cause some problems, considering that the
left-wing radicals are targeting anything that comes from the
South or was fighting for the Confederates during the Civil War
– or was maybe a slave-holder?
Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned plantations
and owned slaves. According to history books, Robert E. Lee was
a general of the Confederate Army, but didn’t own slaves. But
his person is the target of some wild mob. And some legislators
with no back-bone give in because it’s now “fashionable”
in our country to be politically correct.
Since most of the violent demonstrators are obviously students,
shouldn’t we expect them to learn history before going on a
What everybody seems to forget is the fact that the slave
holders of the South were not really the guilty party for having
slaves in this country. If these folks would bother to take a
closer look at the actual facts these folks would find out that
some African tribes sold their “brothers” into slavery and got
rich doing so. Aren’t these the folks that really caused the
As much as I like free speech -- and I don’t mind demonstrating
for a good cause, I like it peaceful, without vandalizing the
area. And I can only hope that our justice system works well
enough to punish the people who destroyed other people’s – or
taxpayers’ – property: Send them to jail and make them pay for
the damages they caused. To me it's pretty obvious that their
parents forgot to teach them any values.
Let’s not start the same in our communities – and leave
street-names alone. We all can be proud of our history – so
let’s leave history alone!
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking