Lubbock County Judge Tom Head used his Monday night television appearance on Fox 34 to shill for his tax increase that would beef up the staff of the local sheriff’s office. How else, Head said, will the good people of Lubbock defend themselves in the coming great “civil unrest” that he predicts will follow President Barack Obama’s reelection?
These riots will crop up after Obama tries to “hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN,” Head predicted. “And what is going to happen when that happens?,” he asked, before answering his own question: “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, under Head’s scenario, the president would then have to send UN troops to Lubbock to quell the violence. “I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. Okay. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here,’” Head said, adding that he has spoken about these possibilities to the sheriff and he wants to have “trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers” at his back in case this all comes to pass.
So, how do you pay for those “trained and equipped” officers? You raise the property tax rate in Lubbock County by 1.7 cents per $100 the next fiscal year.
Where else would the money go? Well, “an across-the-board pay increase is needed for the attorneys on the DA’s staff to keep them from being poached by higher-paying counties, and the sheriff needs to expand his staff by seven deputies to reduce call response times, minimize officer fatigue and reduce the turnaround time for investigations,” Lubbock’s Fox 34 reported. In other words, without