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Letter: Support American values and principles

We're writing in response to the disparaging and false claims about Republicans in recent letters to the editor. Not only is it divisive — after all, President Obama often talks about there not being red states or blue states but the United States of America — it's insulting to a large percentage of Americans who identify with the values and principles that we believe have proven to be the best for the most people, especially the most vulnerable.

All Americans, regardless of their party affiliation, have benefited from these principles — especially those who, through no fault of their own, depend on an economically strong and secure America to guarantee a safety net and a hand up to a better, more independent life.

We treasure the liberties our brave brethren have fought and died to preserve, and support our bi-partisan tradition of "peace through strength."

We believe in consumer choice and the free market as the best guarantor of quality and abundance — not a command and control economy or health care system — and cherish the opportunity and prosperity it has granted so many generations of Americans. If we limit government to its intended purposes, there's no limit to what American ingenuity and industriousness can accomplish.

We believe in upholding equality under the law and the U.S. Constitution, that remarkable document that assures our freedoms and our way of life.

We believe in Colorado, our home and the greatest place on earth to live. We invite our fellow Coloradans to reach for a better future by supporting these uniting values and principles and by rejecting divisive calls for partisanship.

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