Homeowners' associations can be filled with hordes of power mongering, petty, little tyrants who love to play Big Bureaucrat and run the lives of everyone else. In Texas - of all places - there is an HOA that will not allow your Hillbilly Cadillac in the driveway. Because it's too unsightly. Yeah, you know the rules when you move in. But still, non-libertarian people yearn to play the roles of authoritarian bullies who can't wait to use a bunch of silly and domineering "rules" to control others.