Lubbock County judge waits for U.N. invasion

Meet the Honorable Tom Head, the judge of Lubbock County. If the President is re-elected, Judge Head will personally repel any United Nations invasion forces sent into the great state of Texas.  Say, did you know he also conducts mental competency hearings?

His interview on Lubbock Fox 34 news looked simple enough. The host asked him to validate a 1.7-cent tax hike for the next fiscal year. Judge Head remarked that the increase covers department salaries and services and keeps them prepared for particular threats. . . like the President handing U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations and the chance of invasion.

A video clip of his curious response is available here, with a partial transcript below.

“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.

“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.”

I won’t mock this man any further, but I will use my window to defend the honorable pursuits of the United Nations, which Judge Head knows nothing about. He was likely referring to the blue-helmeted peacekeepers sent by the United Nations to hot spots all over the world. This is not a standing army, and it does not invade countries.

Peacekeepers are formed by the contributions of member nations. Peacekeepers go to ravaged countries to deliver food to famine-wrought villages, monitor governments for war crimes, and push for peace between violent factions. They help to disarm some of the bloodiest conflicts in history. Peacekeepers are also in the middle of combat zones and often get caught in the crossfire. (Approximately 3,000 personnel were killed this year.)

There are presently 15 U.N. peacekeeping operations on four continents−Lubbock County is not included among them. The United States sent 150 personnel to serve in these missions. Canada, which also has no intention of invading Texas, sent 153. The peacekeepers are merely a part of the United Nations, the greatest example of peaceful collaboration on the global level. They represent a chance for genuine improvement in places where strife and famine run rampant.

This honorable institution is a major part of our future. And to voices like Judge Head, I say this:  there is no place for fear-mongering and incompetence in a progressive and meaningful world.

SourcesYahoo News, Fox 34 (Lubbock), and http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping

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