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The Tea Party has many adherents in Colorado, a state with slightly more than 5 million people growing quickly despite the late John Denver’s wish to keep it for the wildlife and dwellers of Starwood in Aspen.

Colorado is a mixed bag, a work in progress like the rest of America. Color it purple, for the time being, while the teapot simmers and liberals cringe.

Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.