Tax hearing held, Judge Head addresses revolt comments

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Updated: 8/23/2012 6:21 am
Media large and small throughout the nation have picked up on the story of Judge Tom Head's remarks earlier this week. The video of the interview has gone viral.

Judge Head made these comments prior to an in-studio interview on FOX 34, but the mics and cameras were on and he later gave us permission to air it. So we did. He now claims he was taken out of context.

With respect to the judge, this was not the first time he has made comments like these. It is not even the first time this week. On Monday, he was a guest on the Drive Home on FOXTalk 950 with Jeff Klotzman.

Here are his remarks on this subject in their entirety. You can also click the video to the right side of this page to listen.

Judge Head: "As County Judge I am the emergency management coordinator. As emergency management coordinator I have to think about the very worst thing that can happen and prepare for that and hope and pray for the best, OK? And in this political climate and financial climate, what is the very worst thing that can happen right now? Obama gets back in the White House. No. God forbid."

Jeff Klotzman: "That's the political aspect of this." 

Judge Head: "OK. What's going to happen. Now I'm going to tell you my opinion, OK. Obama has put executive orders and whatever other documents his minions have filed. And regardless of whether the Republicans take over the Senate, which I hope they do, he is going to make the United States Congress and he's going to make the Constitution irrelevant. He's got his czars in place that don't answer to anybody. He's got his documents in place. They're going to be irrelevant.

"He is going to do what he wants to do. Now what do you think he is going to try to do in this next term? One of the things, my opinion. One of the things is he's going to try to give the sovereignty of the United States away to the United Nations. What do you think the public is going to do when that happens? We are talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, possibly, possibly civil war, OK? Now what happens? What happens? Now I'm not talking just talking riots here and there. I'm talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms, get rid of the dictator. OK, what do you think he is going to do when that happens? He is going to call in the UN troops, personnel carriers, tanks and weapons."

Jeff Klotzman: "I hope you don't have like a crystal ball you're looking into."

Judge Head: "Hey I've got to look at the worst case scenario, OK. I don't want UN coming into Lubbock County, so I'm going to be standing in front of their personnel carriers and say, 'You're not coming in here.' And I've asked the Sheriff. I said, 'Are you going to back me on this?' And he said, 'Yeah, I'm going to back you.'  Well, I don't want a bunch of rookies back there who have no training and little equipment. I want seasoned veteran people who are trained that have got equipment. And even then, you know we may have two or three hundred deputies facing maybe a thousand UN troops. We may have to call out the militia.

Meanwhile, County commissioners are bracing for what could be another difficult day next week, with a second public hearing scheduled to discuss a potential tax hike. If Monday's planned meeting is anything like Wednesday's, it will be contentious to say the least.

All of this comes on the heels of County Judge Tom Head's warning of a possible civil war and U.N. invasion if President Obama is re-elected. He indicates a tax increase is needed to shore up law enforcement to protect us. And indeed the tax increase of 1.71 cents per $100 valuation would largely benefit the district attorney and sheriff's offices. But the emphasis is more on salary competitiveness than doomsday scenarios. Commissioners say they made millions of dollars in cuts from the initial departmental budget requests, but they need a bit more to cover needed salary increases for those two departments.

They heard feedback from citizens both for and against it:

"I would suggest that you do as all of us as individuals have to do. We have to live within the revenues that we have. And yours has gone up substantially. There should not be any tax increase required."

"I'm willing to pay more. I know from personal experience you cannot run a business with a negative deficit and that's what Lubbock County is being asked to do. The sheriffs department  needs to be increased. The personnel needs to be increased. you can't do that with your current budget."

The next public hearing is set for Monday.

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ThePyrOveRide - 1/5/2013 5:38 AM
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fast forward to 2013, we are closer to civil war than ever.

Merle - 8/27/2012 1:35 PM
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The democrats wouldn't know the truth, if it jumped up and bit them in the butt! In 1974 I joined the US Navy and took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not Obama's constitution, but the Constitution our fore fathers gave us! To protect this Great Nation from enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC! Mr. obama, I don't believe he is entitled to 'President'. Now Mr. Obama, how am I supposed to uphold my oath without a gun? My hats off to Judge M.T. Head. The democrats live wth their heads in th sand and will never know what hit them. If Obama is elected, Civil War will be fact not fiction. Wake up! Our country is being Hostage!

KOOLTOZE - 8/24/2012 5:41 AM
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Judge M.T. Head will probably be one of the first casualties of the War on Insane Politicians, run over by a Chrysler minivan while trying to stop it on an expressway. No wonder rational people have nothing but contempt for Redumplican't 'public servants' who promote hate and fear. This man belongs in a mental hospital, not on the bench.

mutt64 - 8/23/2012 1:26 PM
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People are afraid of the truth,Mr Head was just brave enough to say it, he should be commended.

Insurance Guy - 8/23/2012 11:32 AM
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OMG!!! This man is an elected judge!!! No wonder this country is in the shape that it is in because of people like this idiot judge, has anyone checked his urine sample??? Obama is the best thing to happen to this country since JFK. It shows that the people are tired of the republican insanity. The republicans should really take a step back and look at a real republican, a real man, Abe Lincoln and take notes. If the republican party can get over the fact that America has a black president things should slowly start to work. Here a simple but novel saying, work together for the sake of the American People.

swacgirl - 8/23/2012 11:09 AM
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In a brilliant flash of insight, Mrs. Head decided against naming her baby boy "Richard".

Tex Scott - 8/23/2012 10:38 AM
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This country was in bad shape the day Obama took office, and that was after eight years of republican rule. The idea that Romney will solve all our problems does not hold water. Once before people in this country reacted as the judge suggests to a presidential election. How did that work out? In a democracy you cannot say 'elect my guy or I will rebel' and call yourself a patriot.

zenmasterd - 8/23/2012 10:37 AM
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hahahahahaha... don't forget, Obama and his czars are under alien control... so you really can't blame Obama... those sneaky aliens...

gman0528 - 8/23/2012 9:41 AM
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I think he did the right thing the american people need to wake up and understand that what he is saying is not to far off from happening, ppl that think he needs to be tried for treason needs to pull their head out of the sand and get a reality check this country is in horrible shape and it will not get any better, start reading your bibles to see what god tells his people we are getting close.

Tex Scott - 8/23/2012 9:01 AM
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This judge should be arrested and tried for treason.
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