Talk about your bizarre conspiracy theories. Tom Head, a county judge in Lubbock, Texas, is telling his constituents that the county needs to increase taxes so that it can raise money to be prepared for the United Nations occupying force that’s going to take over the country at the invitation of President Obama if he is re-elected.
This has to be one of the strangest and most creative platforms for tax increases ever proposed in the United States.
Head told FOX34 that la enforcement in Lubbock needed the extra money in order to be prepared for a full-scale uprising, which he said could be a byproduct of Obama’s reelection. Head claims the president is looking to sign a number of U.N. treaties that will take precedent over domestic law.
“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.”
Head then brought the issue closer to home, talking about what he was going to do.
“Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that?” he said. “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.”
Head is pushing Lubbock resident to increase the property tax rate by 1.7 cents in the next fiscal year. So that Lubbock will be ready to defend itself against U.N. troops invited into the country by a president who has handed over the sovereignty of his own country.
But apparently this thinking isn’t so crazy in the Republican Party, as presidential candidate Mitt Romney made claims that weren’t so dissimilar in a town hall meeting last month in Ohio.
“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,” Romney said. “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.”