Is there going to be a civil war if Obama Wins?

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  1. Michele Travis profile image66
    Michele Travisposted 11 years ago

    Is there going to be a civil war if Obama Wins?

    Texas Judge Tom Head, has told us that there is going  to be a civil war if Obama wins the election.  He actually was interviewed and wanted to warn people that a civil war would happen if  Obama won.

  2. liftandsoar profile image61
    liftandsoarposted 11 years ago

    There are folks who have some pretty strong opinions, but I don't think we're THAT polarized.  I hope this judge was speaking metaphorically, as in the war on drugs or poverty.

    1. Michele Travis profile image66
      Michele Travisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you.  And I also hope that he was speaking about drugs or poverty.

  3. doctorulna profile image59
    doctorulnaposted 11 years ago

    I dont see a civil war on the horizon...Just like liftandsoar said, the perspective of the Judge sounds too extreme, but am interested in knowing the context from which in which he said this...there must have been some other statements attached to that statement.

    1. Michele Travis profile image66
      Michele Travisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I saw it on the news.  There is also a video,  put it in the hub I wrote about it.
      I think it is still there.  Please let me check it, and let you know.

  4. SidKemp profile image87
    SidKempposted 11 years ago

    Judge Head's statement is a height of absurd rhetoric. Here is a good, balanced article about it: … 22003.html including a video of the statement.

    I remember first hearing this notion back in the 1960s. It's been a misunderstanding of the UN used to stir up reactions.

    Realistically, although governance is failing in many ways, we are a long way from civil war, or even from a major breakdown of government at any level in the US. We are probably decades away.

    Obama is actually quite centrist. Many of his policies are similar to the Republican policies of Richard M. Nixon. (I'm talking policy, not politics.) He maintains a war started by the opposite political party while saying he will end it; he reaches out to foreign powers to build diplomatic bonds.

    We will have to go a lot farther into economic collapse and government control and unresponsiveness before serious civil unrest starts. And that's a lot more likely under Romney than under Obama , in my opinion.

    1. Michele Travis profile image66
      Michele Travisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, this is a very good comment.  I also believe we are a very long way from a civil war.

    2. lone77star profile image72
      lone77starposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Obama centrist? What do you call his "Kill List" which includes Americans on it. What do you call making protest a felony? The end of Posse Comitatus and Habeas Corpus? The Patriot Act? NDAA with its indefinite detention clauses?...

  5. Attikos profile image82
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    I doubt it, but if he is reelected, and you're an investor, you may want to put something into shares of firearms companies. You might make a killing. So to speak.

    1. Michele Travis profile image66
      Michele Travisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol,that is a great idea!

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I think it is nonsense. It isn't like this would be his first term.  People that make those blanket predictions are just being foolhardy and can cause more problems.

    1. Michele Travis profile image66
      Michele Travisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I hope it doesn't cause any problems, but you wrote a very good answer

  7. profile image54
    graceinusposted 11 years ago

    Just the fact that we would even have to concider this question in America is amazing in itself. It just goes to show us just how low we as Americans have come.

    1. Michele Travis profile image66
      Michele Travisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      well, not all of us.  just some of us.

  8. Ralph Deeds profile image70
    Ralph Deedsposted 11 years ago

    Tom Head is obviously a moron. However, inner city voter suppression tactics by Republican governors and secretaries of state could lead to riots.

    1. profile image58
      waqqqqqposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      His last name does not suit him, that's for sure.

  9. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 11 years ago

    There would be no civil war. Look at the maps of states supporting Obama and Biden and you see they are not divided along the Mason-Dixon line. Thus there would be no north vs south or east vs. west. Many people will be disappointed. Some will be so disgruntled that they will write things on the Hub and other places, which they will regret later. This country has undergone many traumatic experiences and the result of the election--regardless of who wins--will be traumatic for some, but that is one the great things about this country. We see what happens, get angry for a couple of days, realized the world has not come to an end and move forward.

    1. Michele Travis profile image66
      Michele Travisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That is true,  most people would rather keep their jobs.  At least that is what I think.  Well and drink coffee:)

  10. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 11 years ago

    Michele , when [un]civil war comes to America  it will be  the end of many things we know , America itself !,  World peace , the world economy , on and on .  Americans aren't there yet .  We are not hungry yet ! I believe when hunger comes and  is more widespread in the world and America , civil war begins !.........:-}

  11. profile image58
    waqqqqqposted 11 years ago

    What. A. Nut.

  12. aguasilver profile image72
    aguasilverposted 11 years ago

    Speaking as an onlooker, with no horse in this race, I would say not immediately, for to have a chance of winning the civil war, the rebels will need the army (men and women, not just the commanders) to side with them.

    That may take a couple of years to happen, and in any case will only happen when the military men and women feel that their enemy has become domestic rather than foreign.

    But I suspect it may happen, unless Mr Rothschild decides that Obama is disposable or uncooperative, in which case the Banksters will resort to their normal method of regime change: assassination.

    You see any civil war, will NOT be so much against the government, as much as against ideal.

    The folk who orchestrate these things, those 1% we all try to ignore who pull the strings our leaders jump to, has allowed America to go down the slippery slope of socialism because it suited their purposes, after all it worked well in Russia and less than 100 years after setting the plan in motion, the gangsters and spooks control the whole economy and the people are well controlled and compliant.

    Watch that word: compliant, and compliancy, you will see it more frequently in your lives as you start the progression towards economic slavery.

    So unless the banksters decide otherwise, the next regime change will happen when the middle classes and rich conspire with the military, to remove the socialist schemes before they enslave you.

  13. lone77star profile image72
    lone77starposted 11 years ago

    I don't see it happening immediately, but the government has been preparing for it.

    Residential centers have been springing up all over the country with barbed wire fences.

    More and more, the military has been merged with our local law enforcement. More and more foreign troops are training on American soil, acclimating our citizens to new uniforms.

    Each president has been taking little bites out of the Constitution -- effectively committing treason, instead of protecting the Constitution.

    More and more law enforcement is being informed to be suspicious of people who talk about the Constitution, support liberty candidates like Ron Paul and who stock food for that "rainy day."

    When the debt bubble pops, there will be riots and massive civil unrest. Sometime between $16.3 Trillion and $30 Trillion, the dollar will collapse and Earth will be toast. The Rockefellers and Rothschilds will have a solution and people will beg for it.

    Americans have become too gullible, just like the Germans 80 years ago. They believe anything they hear in their Corporate Party media.

    Oh, well. America used to be a good idea.

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