Lubbock County Judge Tom Head explained why it is necessary to raise the tax rate by 1.7 cents the next fiscal year, one reason being that the sheriff needs to expand his staff. Judge Head said he and the county must be prepared for many contingencies, one that he particularly fears, is if President Obama is reelected. “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.”