Texas judge warns of civil war if Obama re-elected
BY World's Editorials Writers
Saturday, August 25, 2012
8/25/12 at 3:28 AM
The U.N. is coming! The U.N. is coming! Prepare muskets! Call out the militia! Man the bastions! Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!
That's more exclamation marks than we prefer to use, but Texas Judge Tom Head has made them necessary!
The Lubbock County judge has warned that re-election of President Barack Obama would likely lead to civil war. Head, who also oversees emergency planning efforts for the county, told both a Lubbock television station and a radio station that Obama would bring in United Nations troops. He said he needs a trained, well-equipped force to defend against an attack.
Head said if Obama is re-elected he 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 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 says he plans to stand in front of the personnel carriers and say "You're not coming in here."
Why the president would target Lubbock, population 250,000, was left unexplained. Head told the sheriff that he doesn't want "a bunch of rookies back there who have no training and little equipment. I want seasoned veteran people who are trained and who have equipment. ... We may have to call out the militia."
The following day the judge tried to soften his comments. He said he was talking about a "worse case scenario in my opinion." He then added, "Do I think those are going to happen? Probably not."
The judge is confused. What we are looking at in this country is not a civil war but a war on civility.
Sadly, there are actually educated people out there who believe that President Obama is somehow secretly planning a takeover of the country with the help of either the U.N. or China. We assume that the entire U.S. military force will be given leave for that day.
On guard, Lubbock! One if by land and two if by, well, land!!
Original Print Headline: Don't tread on Head