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Our constitutional republic just died on Nov. 6. Uncle Sam's America is no more. The will of the American spirit has been broken. Say goodbye to the American Dream, a set of ideals in which freedoms include the opportunity for uninhibited prosperity and success. In America, the sky was the limit.

Say goodbye to the phrase "We the people." The motto "Forward" that resonated with so many ignorant Americans will drive us all into years of darkness.

Think about this. Did readers ever hear of the Russian Dream, the Cuban Dream, the North Korean Dream, the Venezuelan Dream, the Chinese Dream, the Saudi Dream, or the "Dream" in any other socialistic, communistic or dictatorial country? No.

Welcome to a life of day-in and day-out misery. I can't understand how voters chose a a bumbling, failed president with a four-year record of 23 million unemployed, energy and food and fuel costs skyrocketing, loss of income, house foreclosures, devaluation of property values, one in six Americans living in poverty, 47 million Americans collecting food stamps, and a staggering debt of $16 trillion.

Why would voters choose fiscal destruction over self-reliance and economic freedom? Maybe they thought it better to be a welfare-dependent American, belong to a union and be sympathetic to our illegal immigrant problem, selecting the path to serfdom, big, tyrannical government and socialism.

Maybe these voters are the beginning of a generation of apathetic, uninformed, entitlement-driven freeloaders expecting to get "free stuff" from cradle to grave. Those who helped re-elect this awful, twisted president have no idea what has really happened, but they will. Me, I'm 73 years young. I lived the American Dream twice. What happened on Nov. 6 will have little affect on me.

All I have to say to those who voted for President Obama is "shame on you."

Stan Rachesky

Glenwood Springs

How embarrassing to see Republicans still crying and whining over their resounding defeat. If they wish to place blame, they should look in a mirror.

Carl Heck

Aspen

This letter is in response to "A Mulligan Is Not a Mandate," the Nov. 20 column by Tea Party activist James Kellogg.

Mr Kellogg mentions that this election was not about the economy, health care, Social Security or taxes. He could not be more wrong.

In order to assess his Tea Party's catastrophic losses, he pins the election on social issues. Tea Party candidates brought social issues to the frontline, showed their true colors, and got wiped off the electoral map.

Joe Walsh, Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock and Allen West were all voted out of office. If 2010 was the year of the Tea Party, 2012 is the end. It was a short ride for the Tea Party.

They represented an extreme faction of a party that was against women's rights, minorities, workers' rights and the middle class. Tea Party losses at the polls are directly related to their 1950s view on social issues, and their lack of any policy on current issues that reflect the voting electorate.

Ben Henderson

Glenwood Springs


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