"[President Obama is] going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the (United Nations), and what is going to happen when that happens? I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy. Now what's going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He's going to send in U.N. troops. I don't want 'em in Lubbock County. OK. So I'm going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say 'you're not coming in here'," – Judge Tom Head of Lubbock County, Texas.
Sometimes it feels to me as if this campaign – with its entrenched support for both sides so dominant and the space for actual persuasion so minimal – is less a campaign than a cold civil war. Almost exactly along the same regional and racial lines as the real one.