Sometimes you just have to shake your head in wonder, and this is definitely one of those times; it seems Republican Tea Party (GOTP) county judge, Tom Head, from Lubbock, Texas, is pushing a new justification for a tax increase in his county.
Head told the local Fox News affiliate, FOX34, Lubbock’s law enforcement needs extra tax dollars in order to be prepared for a full-scale uprising, which he’s predicted could be caused if President Obama’s reelected.
“Judge” Head’s claiming the President’s seeking to sign a variety of United Nations treaties effectively setting aside the Constitutional law of the United States.
“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens?” Head asked. “I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.”
“Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!”
But wait, Head’s not done.
“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,'” the judge said. “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.”
So, why is Head going down this rabbit hole? Because it’s what conservative voters like to hear; it’s what all the fashionable candidates are saying today.
“Turning to the United Nations to tell us how to raise our kids, or whether we can have the Second Amendment rights that our Constitution gave us, I mean, that is the wrong way to go, right? Do not cede sovereignty,” said GOTP presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney. “I’m happy to talk there. I’m not willing to give American sovereignty in any way, shape or form to the United Nations or any other body. We are a free nation. We fought for freedom and independence. We are going to keep freedom and independence.”
Welcome to the new political world of the GOTP.
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August 23, 2012 at 10:51
I bet the NRA types would love that – it would give them an excuse to use their guns.
August 25, 2012 at 04:47
What is shocking is not that there are crazies espousing whacked-out theories – that has been true forever – but that they now get national press coverage. Used to be they stood on a soapbox in a rundown part of town and people just quickened their step and gave them a wide berth.