(San Antonio, TX -- WOAI) -- A west Texas county official is urging his residents to approve a property tax increase to pay for additional police and prosecutors by claiming that beefed up law enforcement may be necessary to prevent a United Nations takeover if President Obama is re-elected, 1200 WOAI news reports.
"He is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN," Lubbock County Judge Tom Head told a television panel discussing the proposed 1.7% tax increase.
In Texas a County Judge is not a judicial officer, but is the top elected administrative official of a county. Lubbock County, which has a population of about 230,000, is located in the Texas Panhandle, and is best known as the home of rock and roller Buddy Holly, and it is the location of Texas Tech University.
"What happens when he does that, I'm thinking worst case scenario," Head said. "Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not talking just a few riots here and there, we're talking Lexington and Concord, take up arms, and get rid of the guy."
Head was said to be 'in a meeting' today and unavailable to explain his remarks. Head's official bio says he has been county judge since 1999, and previously served as a Justice of the Peace and Lubbock City Marshal.
Head says one of the purpose of the beefed up law enforcement is to prevent the United Nations troops from coming into Lubbock County.
"I am going to stand in front of their armored personnel carriers and say, you're not coming in here," he said. "The sheriff has agreed to back me, but I don't want a bunch of rookies back there, I want trained, seasoned equipped officers to back me."
Head said United Nations troops would be sent in to individual counties to put down public opposition to a takeover of U.S. sovereignty by the U.N.