Man tears down neighbor’s Swastika display: ‘Time for Americans to not be complacent’

A California man spoke for many Americans Tuesday when he took the initiative and tore down a neighbor’s front yard Swastika display.

“It’s time for us as Americans to not be so complacent,” Robert Dixon of Granite Bay told Sacramento KCRA News.

Dixon doesn’t mind that he was caught on cellphone video ripping apart the Swastikas.

“[It’s time] to stand up and say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to put up with it,’” he said.

“I’m not Jewish. I’m not military. I’m not student. But I’m an American and I love my country. And I respect the Jewish people and they are our allies and I just had to do it.”

display up mine

Photo source: KRCA News

The homeowner who displayed the hateful messages has been identified as Douglas Clark. He would not talk to reporters, but erected a sign that said, “Terrorism?” on this front door in response to the incident.


Photo source: KRCA News

It seems most people in Dixon’s community agree with him – or at least don’t mind that he ripped apart the offensive display. No one has filed a complaint and Dixon was never arrested, even though he said that he was prepared to be.

“I knew I was willing to deal with the consequences for my beliefs – and my belief was that needed to come down that day for the neighborhood,” Dixon said.

display on ground

Photo source: KRCA News

While neighbors told KCRA they were relieved to see the Swastikas go, the local Jewish community said they disapprove of Dixon’s actions.

“…Although they [Swastikas] are offensive, and the example of hate speech, it is protected under the First Amendment,” Ryan Pessah, of the Jewish Relations Council in Sacramento said.

“Those displays are hateful, but we wouldn’t want him to feel the way his speech makes us feel,” he said.

Dixon, doesn’t seem concerned about his anti-Semitic neighbor’s feelings whom he called a “coward” when confronted by him – and he doesn’t have regrets.

“I had to do it,” Dixon said.

“As an American, I just had to do it.”

Did Dixon have to do it? Do you think his actions were justified even though they were illegal? Weigh in below:

H/T: The Blaze

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327 thoughts on “Man tears down neighbor’s Swastika display: ‘Time for Americans to not be complacent’

  1. KuhnTewk says:

    Throw him in jail !

  2. Beauvine Scatology says:

    As one who believes in the Constitution, it is his neighbors right to show his ignorance and hatred. That said, I believe the more powerful statement would have been for this man to put his own signs up calling out his neighbors ignorance. He’d hold all the moral high ground that way…..

  3. Joe says:

    Good on him. It’s about time we rid this country of ignorant racist thugs.

  4. sluggo1488 says:

    If someone vandalized my property like that, I would never miss an opportunity to repay him until he moved.

  5. Tricia Anthone says:

    You bet he did the right thing! In the name of free speech we’re offering cover to an element of society HELL BENT on taking freedom from others. He acted in courageous conviction as a private citizen – it was not a government action that took the swastica down. Why does that matter? The CIVIL SOCIETY is permitted to REJECT this crap even if the GOVERNMENT is restrained from banning it by force of law.

    We need to find our courage again.

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