Hi everybody, I have a question. One that has been asked before, but I have a slightly alternate version. We are supporters of the Obama and Democratic campaigns and rent a house in North Carolina. Our direct neighbourhood has a lot of people that choose the McCain/Republican side. To each his own in my opinion. I wanted to however show the world out there that I'm in support of Barack Obama and our candidate for governor Kay Hagan. I placed two yard signs in the yard beside the road. This weekend I noticed somebody had removed our Obama/Biden sign. Of course I was very upset about it, imagined it was probably somebody in the neighbourhood that didn't like the sign to be there as there are so many McCain/Palin signs already. But today I came home from work and our Kay Hagan sign was gone too! I knew my landlord had been to our place today since we're getting a new showerstall installed tomorrow and he had to do some field work before they come in tomorrow. So naturally I called my landlady and asked her if she knew anything about it. She flat out said 'I took it, it is my property and the reason is that I am afraid of retaliation from people around us.' I was surprised by this move. She said she didn't have anything to do with taking the Obama sign. Strange thing was that that same landlady called me earlier today and started complimenting me on what a fine job me and my wife were doing taking care of their place. Which I thought was a strange impromptu call. I figured by that time she had already taken the sign away and maybe that was her strategy .... I am just really pissed off about it. The way it was handled, not politely calling me (remember, she was on the phone earlier today), but blatantly removing my yard sign and not telling us about it. Instead us having to find out by having a hunch and calling her up. Of course, this is their property, I'm merely renting. But by paying them my monthly rent, doesn't that kinda take away their rights to the property and house? I mean, it would be like my landlady entering my house and saying she doesn't like my couch and having U-Haul come in and take my couch away. Isn't it? Do I have any rights as a renter in this case? Of course, this is disturbing my relationship with my landlords and will seek to move elsewhere. But I'm just wondering if there is nothing I can do. Your advise and tips are definitely appreciated!