February 27, 2015 12:00 pm -


Lawmakers in California on Thursday demanded that a Sacramento man take down poster-size swastikas displayed in front of his house, The Associated Press (AP) reported. While calling the signs racist and vulgar, the lawmakers also acknowledged, however, the person had a right to free speech. On the front door of the Sacramento house is a depiction…


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20 responses to California Man Urged To Remove Swastika Display From His Home

  1. bluejayray February 27th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Actually,a lot of communities have rules governing what color you can paint your house, what signs you can display, and can force you to clean up your yard or pay to have the city do it. I’d suggest that this town look into it.

    • Carla Akins February 27th, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      I’ve seen that house, there is no HOA in that neighborhood.

      • bluejayray February 27th, 2015 at 4:35 pm

        Wow. Those are literally “red flags” to me. I hate to see them flown anywhere.

  2. anothertoothpick February 27th, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Nazi racial ideology was creationist. Hitler considered that the different human races had been created separately. The Aryan race was the “master” race, created as “God’s highest handiwork”, the other races (Jewish, Black, Slav, etc) were literally “sub-human”. The races had been created by God in their current form (humans had not evolved from other animals).
    This is republican Jesus defined.

  3. jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy February 27th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    the picture with this story is kind of misleading…

    seems to me like more like an exercise of political free speech/artistic expression, not necessarily either anti-american or anti-israel, but probably anti-fascist/nazi.

    swastikas made you look

    • bluejayray February 27th, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      I feel the same bile in my stomach when I see American flags defaced with little crosses instead of stars.

      • jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy February 28th, 2015 at 9:58 am

        guessing you might want to avoid looking at some of the work of Israeli artist Natali Cohen Vaxberg, then.

        • bluejayray February 28th, 2015 at 2:50 pm

          Yeah–there’s already enough shitting on flags going on.

  4. anothertoothpick February 27th, 2015 at 12:44 pm


    Yes, and go down the list of the known Ideologies or Agendas of each group and try and prove the facts differently, You cannot. Of course we know the Right will deny this and try and poke holes in the truth, and that will be expected. But, you just cannot get around it as the facts are there.

    • bluejayray February 27th, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      They keep claiming that the Nazis were liberals because the word “socialist” was in their name…In truth, the GOPTP and the Nazis all hate(d) the same groups of people. I’m sure that there is a lot of overlap with the neo-Nazis.

  5. Spirit of America February 27th, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Leave him alone… totally alone.
    Let businesses put up posters w/picture of house w/a picture of him above it and beneath the caption of:
    Leave him alone… totally alone.
    Instruct all employees not to talk to him or help when asked. Check him out in silence. That is legal.
    Put up same posters around neighborhood…
    Leave him alone… totally alone.
    Have immediate neighbors play the star spangled banner &Hatikvah, one at a time, until all neighbors have played it… do it every morning soon as legal and every evening late as legal.
    And leave him alone… 🙂

    • fahvel February 27th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      neat idea – alone is a rather terrifying word the way you are using it. Bravo!!

  6. arc99 February 27th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    First amendment rights do have limits.

    I have never understood the distinction which would argue that Nazi paraphernalia is protected speech but a graphic photo of two people having sex is not.

    Would anyone be raising the issue of the first amendment if the guy had a porn display on his front lawn and the government demanded he take it down?

    • anothertoothpick February 27th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      The great American poet Emily Dickerson told us…”mountains grow without being noticed”.

      Nazi-ism grew slowly based on hate. And it became a mountain that a world war was fought over. 100 million killed to fight for a free world. And we won.


      • arc99 February 27th, 2015 at 1:02 pm

        Like it or not (and I emphatically do not), the display of Nazi paraphernalia is protected by the first amendment.

        It remains to be seen if the local authorities can make a case based on public safety or nusiance ordinances to require him to take it down as they might with pornography or noise.

        • anothertoothpick February 27th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

          Moreover, racism is a violation of human rights, as stated in the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) ratified by the U.S. government in 1994. Article 2 of this international human rights treaty requires that governments “prohibit and bring to an end, by all appropriate means…, racial discrimination by any [private] person, group or organization.” CERD goes further to say in Article 4 that “States will condemn all propaganda and organizations which are based on ideas or theories of superiority of one race…or which attempt to justify or promote racial hatred…and will adopt positive measures to eradicate such incitement to…discrimination.”

    • bluejayray February 27th, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      Exactly. I would think that this could be considered incitement to riot–like an attractive nuisance. I was taught that my right to swing my fist ended before it hit somebody’s nose.

  7. Bunya February 27th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    It’s his first amendment to post his display, but for his own safety, I would encourage him to take it down.

  8. fahvel February 27th, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    horse shoe nail, hammer, block of wood and the fellas jewels – solves it all.

  9. rg9rts February 28th, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Deal with it…this is what freedom of speech is all about…like setting up manger displays and halloween decorations…some will find those offensive too