Re "Scorn at GOP fails to reflect what we are losing" (Viewpoints, Nov. 17): Margaret Bengs continues the post-election diatribe of many right-leaning fellow Americans, not so subtly suggesting that left-leaning Americans are less American.
We Democrats are hardworking, loyal, patriotic and intelligent. We value freedom and liberty, want businesses to succeed, want workers to have productive and rewarding employment, don't want our tax dollars wasted, want to help those less able to help themselves, support a strong middle class and have served, bled, and died for this country.
The bitterness and ugliness coming from both sides must stop. The people of the United States have spoken in yet another free and fair election, for which we all must remain eternally grateful. Let's now join together in a spirit of healthy and respectful debate and brotherhood, roll up our sleeves, get to work, and in so doing show honor and thanksgiving to those who have bequeathed to us this blessed country.
-- Mark Chapman, Elk Grove
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