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Colorado, with its proud Western heritage, which includes the Utes and other Indian tribes, er, Native Americans, is riding the edge of a cultural storm that has turned the state purple.

Right now, there is precious middle ground. The state is up for grabs. Only when young people wake up and realize that the New Age is not a road to freedom, but a modern path toward dependency, will they warm to conservative politics, my friend said. He also predicted that the nation will reject the Obama regime only when the pain level reaches crisis proportions.

If freedom is to be preserved in Colorado and the rest of the United States, the spirit of the Duke will have to ride tall in the saddle again.

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