Nancy Weil is extremely passionate about her viewpoints. And she had been displaying them prominently in the past couple weeks with a half-dozen political signs in her yard on East Mercer Way near Clark Beach.
But when she went to leave her house Saturday morning, her signs, three supporting President Barack Obama and three supporting the same-sex marriage referendum, were gone.
"I am furious," Weil told Patch on Sunday.
She said she understands that not everybody wants to vote for Obama, although she doesn't understand those against what she called "equal rights for people" regarding the same-sex marriage referendum. What really irks her is the fact that the people in question are so vehement in their beliefs that they would get our of their car and pull out every sign.
"It's a violation," she said. "It's offensive."
She said she doesn't have any idea who would have done such a thing and said she left a message for police.
While some may think removing political signs is a harmless prank, it's a crime.
According to the state law in RCW 29A.84.040, any person who removes or defaces lawfully placed political advertising including yard signs or billboards without authorization is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Commenters on an earlier story about political signs claimed that Reject R-74 signs were stolen from their yards on the North-end of Mercer Island in October.
Weil said the silver lining in the incident is that it spawned a good conversation with her five children about the importance of standing up for what you believe in even if others try to silence you.
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