A judge in Texas, the Hon. Tom Head of Lubbock County, is worried that Pres. Obama’s re-election will lead to a UN takeover of America, presumably at the president’s behest:
Obama, Head said, will “try to give the sovereignty of the United States away to the United Nations. What do you think the public’s going to do when that happens? We are talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, possibly, possibly civil war … I’m not talking just talking riots here and there. I’m talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms, get rid of the dictator. OK, what do you think he is going to do when that happens? He is going to call in the U.N. troops, personnel carriers, tanks and whatever.”
Head vowed to personally stand “in front of their personnel carriers and say, ‘You’re not coming in here.’ And I’ve asked the sheriff. I said, ‘Are you going to back me on this?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I’m going to back you.’ Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there who have no training and little equipment. I want seasoned veteran people who are trained that have got equipment. And even then, you know we may have two or three hundred deputies facing maybe a thousand U.N. troops. We may have to call out the militia.”
The county sheriff denies having a conversation with Judge Head about preparing to resist a supposed takeover of America. (Considering the UN’s mixed track record even for peacekeeping, one supposes that Judge Head could make due with a defensive force of a few Cub Scouts, if he should find any so inclined).
We bemoan the problems of our politics, but is there any problem worse than utter buffoonery?
At least the rest of Lubbock sees what an embarrassment Judge Head is:
County Commissioner Gilbert Flores told KJTV he was “ashamed” of Head’s remarks, and told the judge, “I think you better plan to go fishing pretty soon.”
Attorney Rod Hobson jokingly put up U.N. flags outside his Lubbock office, KJTV reported. “When I saw the story I thought, once again, Lubbock is going to be the laughingstock of the entire nation,” said Hobson. “What makes it so sad is he is our elected county judge, who is in charge of a multi-million dollar budget. That is scary. It’s like the light’s on, but no one is home… I’d just like to think he’s off his meds.”
Lubbock can do better than this; anyone can.