Tom Head, a Lubbock County judge in Texas, has warned that there could be a civil war if President Barack Obama wins re-election to the White House and because of this he wants "trained" and "seasoned veterans" to back him when the president sends in the United Nations troops to take over America.
Head was speaking to Fox 34 about why the tax rate needs a 1.7 percent increase next fiscal year. The issue was that the Lubbock County district attorney's staff needs a raise so other counties won't snatch them up with better offers. The sheriff's office also needs to bump up its staff by seven additional deputies so call response time can be reduced and fatigue among officers eased.
The matter will go to a vote next month.
But while talking about the issue at hand, Head went off on a tangent about how Obama will try to hand over the U.S. to the U.N.
Here's what Head had to say about Obama's re-election:
"He's going to try and hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. Ok. What's going to happen when that happens? I am thinking worst case scenario -- civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not talking just 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.' And the sheriff, I've already asked him, I said 'you gonna back me' he said, 'yeah, I'll back you.' Well, I don't want a bunch of rookies back there. I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me."
The Avalanche Journal reported that Head was asked if the tax increase revenues will fund the civil war, to which he responded saying his words were taken out of context.
"As emergency management director I have to think of the worst-case scenario, and I used that as an example," Head is quoted as saying.
One can't help but to look back at some of the other outrageous statements made by other Texas officials over the years. So here goes:
The Great Texas Secession
In 2009, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a question from a reporter about secession. He said that Texas has the exclusive right to secede from the union since it was once an independent republic.
"We've got a great union," Perry said at the tea party rally, according to CNN. "There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."
Though he never quite advocated secession, Perry has been portrayed as a kind of secessionist ever since. Perry also had to set the record straight last year when he was running for president.
'Bring Them On'
With American troops under fire in Iraq in 2003, President George W. Bush had choice words for the insurgents: "Bring them on." At the time, scores of American troops had already died in Iraq.
"We'll stay the course in Iraq," Bush said. "We're not leaving until we accomplish the task, and the task is going to be a free country run by the Iraqi people."
Some have called Bush's words irresponsible, as thousands of American soldiers eventually were killed in Iraq.
Almost Treasonous In Texas
Last year, Perry, again, lit the fire under Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who was looking for ways to boost the economy.
When he was asked about quantitative easing, a policy by which the central bank buys Treasury bonds, Perry -- who was in Iowa campaigning for president -- had this to say: "If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don't know what y'all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion."
Roughing up a central banker isn't standard policy in most countries. But Perry really said it, and here's the video to prove it.
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