It seems that the County Judge of Lubbock, West Texas, is preparing for war with the federal government:
A few days before, the county’s top elected official, County Judge Tom Head, made an appearance on a local television station to generate support for the tax increase. He said he was expecting civil unrest if President Obama is re-elected, and that the president would send United Nations forces into Lubbock, population 233,740, to stop any uprising.“He is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N.,” Mr. Head said on Fox 34 last week. “O.K., what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst-case scenario: civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war, maybe. And we’re not talking just a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.”
But what I love most about this story is the response of the town to the lunacy of their judge. First comes the retired teacher who is happy to support a tax rise, with one condition.
It was that, she said, “it does not fund a paramilitary to create an insurrection and rebellion against the United States.”
And then there is the criminal defense lawyer flying the United Nations flag as a joke:
Down the street from the courthouse, blue United Nations flags flapped in the breeze outside the office windows of Rod Hobson, a criminal defense lawyer. The flags flew in jest, not in support of Mr. Head. Inside, Mr. Hobson’s 5 ½-pound Yorkshire terrier was on patrol, dressed as a “war dog” in a blue United Nations beret made by his wife.
Every town has its lunatics (they’re not always County Judge, mind). But every town has its sane people, too.