No, the comma is not a typo. Read on.
There are a lot of people who like to use the word "values" when putting on an air of moral superiority. I've noticed that these values seem to be purely abstract, and am starting to suspect that the values crowd couldn't name those values if they tried.
Or perhaps they are to scared to name the values because they would find that the bigoted, hateful messages they try to justify with the word "values" don't line up with any values at all.
Maybe they don't list the values because bigotry and hatred was what they valued in the first place. Maybe they are just trying to dress that bigotry up as something wholesome. I don't approve of that sort of cross-dressing.
They also like to talk about what is traditional. Take the words "under God" in the Pledge or the words "in God we trust" on the currency. These words all got added in the last 50 years. The long and proud tradition of this country was based on the separation of Church and state. In fact, the separation clause is the very first right in the bill of rights.
An angry mob in fear of the Communist Menace littered those words all over. They obscured the beautiful words "E pluribus unum" to replace them with religious dogma out of fear and other base motivations. "One from many" is the tradition. The other is a Johny-come-lately interloper.
I assert that the activist right has abandoned tradition and values alike.
My challenge to the right is simple. List your values specifically for all to see. You may not make reference to tradition unless you go all the way to the source of the tradition.
My challenge to the left and elsewhere is the same. Shout your values out and be specific. Name the traditions that are important to you.
A lot of this post is written from a US-centric perspective, but I welcome the global audience as well.
Once you have made your lists, ask yourself if the values you listed actually support the arguments you attach to the word "values." If not, you have been using the abstraction to lie to yourself and/or others.