Op-Ed: Texas judge wants to raise taxes to prepare for civil war

Posted Aug 22, 2012 by Bill Schmalfeldt
Texas Judge Tom Head is seeking a small tax hike so he can prepare his law enforcement officers for what he sees as a potential civil war that will arise should President Obama win re-election in November.
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.
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“I’m thinking worst case scenario now,” Head said during an appearance on FOX 34 in Lubbock. “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.”
The judge spun the elaborate conspiracy theory while calling for a 1.7 cent hike per $100 on property taxes in Lubbock County, a measure being considered by the commission there. He said he feared Obama would hand over sovereignty of the United States to the United Nations and the unrest would naturally follow.
Talking Points Memo explains that Judge Head believes that in the case of Civil War, the United Nations would then send in peacekeeping troops to try to quell the violence and that’s where he would draw the line. He vowed to stand in front of the county’s armored vehicle and stare down the U.N. troops if that happens. That's because he's a big, strong, tough white guy who don't take no guff from no furriners, ah reckons.
“And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said, ‘You gonna back me?’” the judge said. “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.”
We have just one question.
Why the hell is this crazy bastard still walking the streets and not in jail for threatening the life of the President?