In reading this week's newspaper, I found the following letter to the editor:
"Our community is in danger. Every day, when I walk down the street, I see many people who are allowing their homes to slip into the decadence of decay.
"I have lived in this country for thirty years. I am a patriot.
"It disturbs me so to see that there are many that do not understand the proper order of our society. Our founding fathers made sure of this by the granting the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
"They are careless when it comes to the hygiene of the home. They have chairs in the lawn they bought at the discount store and the coolers and trampoline. When they mow their lawn, there are bunches of grass that set out in the sun and rot.
"Maybe this could be happiness for some but the elements of their obsessions are nasty fruit for me to bear.
"Decency is at stake. The television shows us a world that is bereft of danger and harlot. We need to protect our community. Council members and church elders, please note these important issues when metering efforts gravely."