“I Want More Cops Because I'm Afraid of Tyranny”

 Posted on August 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lubbock County Judge (not a judicial officer, but an elected county manager) Tom Head wants more money for Lubbock County law enforcement. His justification is that a) Obama will hand over US Sovereignty to the UN; b) the people will rise; c) Obama will send UN troops in to Lubbock County; d) Head will stand in front of their armored personnel carrier; d) the sheriff will back him up; and e) Head wants the officers backing him to be "trained, equipped, seasoned officers."

This is only the second stupidest thing I heard yesterday, but it's world-class stupid nonetheless. It plays on the pseudolibertarian idea that our freedom is threatened by the federal government (and the world government) but not by local and state governments.

Head is proposing spending 2.8 million dollars to prepare for the UN's invasion of Lubbock County, population 270,000.

Head's officers will need military-style equipment and training to face these UN troops. What will they be doing with it while they're waiting for the black helicopters? They'll be kicking down doors, making pot busts, harassing motorists, and generally trampling freedom. When Obama's white APCs never materialize, the people of Lubbock County will, through Tom Head, have subjected themselves to tyranny in the name of fighting tyranny.

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