The Colorado Senate President, a Democrat, writes in the Denver Post today that he prefers “shades of gray” to my “rigid ideology” as expressed in a 6/20 column(previous post) framing this year’s election around whether Americans are fit to be free.

But Shaffer offers no answer to that question, focusing instead on an 8th-grader’s advice that we “not be judgmental”—even as he judges me guilty of “dirty character assassinations” (no evidence provided).

Meanwhile, evidence abounds that Brandon Shaffer’s party, in complete control of Washington DC as well as Colorado, does not believe you and I can be trusted with freedom as the Founders intended. Health care, energy, the list goes on. The 2010 election is about exactly this, as I wrote on Sunday.