The right to private property is a great thing ... heck, an American thing.
But no matter how much property a person owns, it's still stitched to someone else's and we are all accountable to each other to take care of what we own.
A story in this week's paper serves as a microcosm of how one person's reluctance to maintain his property affects those around him. His back yard is replete with junked vehicles, piles of scrap lumber and other items that are an eyesore.
His front yard isn't much better.