Quinn Carter: All right. It's recording. Thank you again for reaching out to me. I can't tell you how shocked I was to find out your letter was the real deal.
Sam Blackwell: Of course, Ms. Carter. I hope the trek wasn't too arduous.
Quinn Carter: It was ... an experience. Not a lot of my interviews start with a bag over my head. Just glad it didn't end up being a prank, I suppose.
Sam Blackwell: I apologize for that. Maintaining a low profile is a requirement for us now.
Quinn Carter: And why is that, Senator? Why did you leave your position so suddenly?
Sam Blackwell: Leaving was the only way I thought I'd be able to protect my family, Ms. Carter. But I've since realized that I'd left a lot of other people I care about in grave danger. I was hoping you could help me correct that.
Quinn Carter: What are you talking about Senator?
Sam Blackwell: There are sinister forces at work in the halls of government. I and my fellow members of the Free States will no longer be shackled to the putrefying corpse of this nation. Nor should anyone who values their lives. There is only one recourse left for the people of the United States: strike out on your own. Take whatever you can carry, get off the grid and get there fast. The end is coming, Ms. Carter. And when it does, your government has no interest in keeping you safe.