Street-to-Street Sign Wars
Foxvog has reported the incidents to the police, erected a new peace flag in his yard, and restaked the shotgun-riddled "American for Peace" sign. Meanwhile, his neighbors are succumbing to the intimidation: One recently sold her peace flag at a yard sale "because she was afraid to hang it in her front yard," Foxvog said. "I do not think that people in our neighborhood should be frightened or intimidated by vandals who oppose their politics."
Of course, vandals come on both sides. One South Austin resident recently complained on a neighborhood listserv that just hours after posting a "We Support Our Troops and Our President" sign in her front yard, it had disappeared. "We are not sure whether we will put up another sign because we think it's silly to have a sign contest over something as serious as a war," she wrote.