Texas judge warns of civil war if Obama is re-elected

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Texas judge warns of civil war if Obama is re-elected
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 11:58am
Texas judge warns of civil war if Obama is re-elected

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/23/us/texas-judge-warning/index.html

By Josh Levs, CNN
updated 11:44 AM EDT, Thu August 23, 2012
Judge Tom Head said President Barack Obama's re-election would be the worst thing that could happen.
Judge Tom Head said President Barack Obama's re-election would be the worst thing that could happen.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tom Head is the elected county judge and emergency coordinator for Lubbock, Texas
  • He says Obama will try to give U.S. sovereignty away to the U.N.
  • Head says seasoned, veteran fighters will be needed
  • The warning was linked to a push for taxes, CNN affiliate KJTV reported

(CNN) -- An elected county judge in Texas is warning that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected, and is calling for a trained, well-equipped force to battle the United Nations troops he says Obama would bring in.

The comments by Lubbock County Judge Tom Head, who oversees emergency planning efforts, were broadcast by CNN affiliate KJTV. He made similar remarks on radio station FOX Talk 950.

Saying that as the county's emergency management coordinator he has to "think about the very worst thing that can happen and prepare for that and hope and pray for the best," Head told radio host Jeff Klotzman that he believes "in this political climate and financial climate, what is the very worst thing that could happen right now? Obama gets back in the White House. No. God forbid."

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Referring to unexplained "executive orders" and other documents that Obama and "his minions have filed," Head said, "regardless of whether the Republicans take over the Senate, which I hope they do, he is going to make the United States Congress and he's going to make the Constitution irrelevant. He's got his czars in place that don't answer to anybody."

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."

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Sheriff Kelly Rowe told KJTV there had been no conversation about such a civil war scenario. The two have discussed contingencies for emergency management, he said.

KJTV reported that the warning was linked to taxes. Head "indicates a tax increase is needed to shore up law enforcement to protect us," the station reported, adding that a tax increase is under consideration that "would largely benefit the district attorney and sheriff's offices. But the emphasis is more on salary competitiveness than doomsday scenarios."

Head made his controversial remarks Tuesday.

On Wednesday at a county commissioner meeting, he emphasized that his remarks were about "worst case scenario in my opinion," and added, "Do I think those are going to happen? Probably not."

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."

But video from the Wednesday meeting showed at least one citizen supporting him. "Judge Head, thank you, and God bless," one citizen said.

Head did not immediately respond to an e-mail or phone call to his office Thursday morning.

KJTV reported that an aide to Head said the judge will not be commenting for one or two days.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-30-2002

Seriously. Where do they find these people and how do they get into positions of power?



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Registered: 04-07-2002
I know! And more & more of them seem to be climbing out of the scum pond they live in!!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 07-11-2006

Why fight it? How about we just say good riddance, Texas. LOL

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Registered: 08-18-2004
I figured it wouldn't be too long before the Texas bashing began.

But guess what? These crazies are all over the states.

Where is the Missouri bashing with Akin?

It seems this board loves to bash Texas for it's political figures, (or does anyone remember the shooting by the two methheads of a boy a few years back?), but other states are rarely treated this way. If the theater shooting had happened in Texas, I guarantee you my state would have been slammed left and right. Yet I have heard no bashing of Colorado.

You say, "good riddance"... what do you have against Texas that can't be said of almost any state? Do we have more crazy Republicans? I don't think so. More tea baggers? I don't know, but I've heard of some doozies in other states.

Enlighten me, please.

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Registered: 07-11-2006

Do we have more crazy Republicans? I don't think so. More tea baggers? I don't know, but I've heard of some doozies in other states.

Given that I live in New England, I think it is fair to guess that, yes, Texas has more crazy Republicans and tea baggers, er...ah, Tea Partiers, than the states up here.

FWIW, I have heard that Austin is fine. :smileywink:

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Registered: 08-18-2004
You may be right, as Texas has a higher population than New England.

I believe the current tea "baggers" started in Boston; damn sure wasn't Texas.

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Registered: 07-11-2006

The Koch brothers are from Kansas - that's closer to Texas than it is to Boston.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-18-2004
LOL.

It's obvious you have a stick up your butt about Texas. No point in debating ignorance.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

Hopin' that means you'll ignore my posts in the future. :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 08-18-2004

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