In the universe of possible justifications for tax hikes, here’s one that few people would ever have imagined. It comes to us from Tom Head, a longtime county judge in Lubbock, Texas, who is explaining why a proposed tax increase is necessary to hire additional county sheriff deputies:
Judge Head said he and the county must be prepared for many contingencies, one that he particularly fears, is if President Obama is re-elected.
“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN, 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.
“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.”
In a way, I’m glad to see that. If the people of Lubbock County can elect and re-elect a guy like this in office, it makes the voters of Clayton County seem almost rational by comparison, even though they did elect Victor Hill as sheriff. In fact, they’re practically geniuses.
According to his bio, Head is a graduate of Texas Tech University, is a retired police officer and has served as Lubbock County judge since 1999.
– Jay Bookman