An upcoming North Carolina housing development is billing itself as patriotic community where homeowners will “pledge” to fly the American flag year-round and uphold the nation’s values.
Brock Fankhauser, founder of 1776 Gastonia, said his mission is to blend American patriotism with the American dream of homeownership.
“I think it’s safe to say right now our nation is a little bit sick,” Fankhauser told “Fox & Friends First” Monday. “As I look across the landscape of America right now, I see a country that’s suffering. I think there’s some pain and hurt going on. I think the medicine that America needs right now in some form is patriotism.”
1776 Gastonia’s goal is to “bring patriotism to the front porch” with community members pledging to fly the American flag at “all times.” (1776 Gastonia/YouTube)
Fankhauser told Fox News Digital there aren’t any consequences for anyone who breaks the community’s rules. He hopes interested homeowners would want to be consistent with the neighborhood’s covenants.
“We embrace freedom,” Fankhauser said. “That’s obviously foundational to the American story.”
“The ultimate goal, we want to turn that flame of patriotism up just a little bit,” he said.
1776 homes has also teamed up with Building Homes for Heroes to gift one of their homes to an injured veteran and their family.