Texas Judge says, “Obama will Hand US Sovereignty to the U.N.!”by Don Lacey on Aug. 27, 2012, under AZ Politics, Campaign 2012, Critical Thinking, Economics, Environment, Ethics, Freethought, Government, History, Libertarianism, Question of the Day!, Responsible Government, Willful Ignorance
Jim Wilson reports on what’s going on in Lubbock, Texas and shares his opinions on the presidential race:
In a recent appeal for more money to be spent on public safety, Tom Head, a county Judge from Lubbock Texas, had the following to say:
He (President Obama) is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN. Okay, what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst case scenario here: Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. 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 — with the little blue beanies. I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. Okay. 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.’”
The local Sheriff Kelly Rowe denies ever having any such conversations with Judge Head. I just don’t see Judge Head’s scenarios playing out. The idea that Mitt Romney is the only thing standing between us and a United Nation’s takeover of our country and possible civil war is just crazy. Head has since stated that this is only a worst case scenario but that hardly makes it sound less insane.
Of course, every U.S. president has had a hatedom—a group of people dedicated to vocally expressing their disapproval of him and his actions. Presidential hatedoms all have their pet conspiracy theories. George W. Bush for example was accused of orchestrating the September 11th attacks, while Clinton was alleged to be killing his associates. It turns out Reagan really was selling weapons to an enemy state to fund a secret war. Maybe this is just cultural near-sightedness but Obama conspiracy theories strike me as more wide- spread and crazier sounding than those assigned to other presidents. So many conservatives want to see the guy as some sort of anti-Christ and want to see themselves as living in times of cosmic struggle between good and evil, or they want to believe that Obama is some sort of global Marxist and we are on our way to civil war or the gulag.
Before Obama, I have heard American’s threaten to leave the country when candidates they disliked got elected. Now there is talk of preparations for civil war and rock musician Ted Nugent making statements like, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” I seriously do not see how Obama is different enough from his opponent to justify such and attitude.
The truth about Obama is far more mundane. Obama is a president who has kept pretty close to the country’s political establishment and in fact, represents the interests of much of the same corporate elite Romney does. Though I have mixed feelings about Ron Paul, I fully agree with his assertion that rather than being a Marxist or Socialist, Obama is a corporatist—one who favors “government officials who often act in collusion with their favored business interests to design polices that give those interests an advantageous position to the detriment of both competitors and consumers.” In other words Obama’s administration has been a continuation of most of the policies of his recent predecessors.
As evidence, Obama has extended Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy and presided over free-trade deals that most benefit corporations to the objections of much of his base. He has called for expanded Bush’s defense spending and has increased oil exploration/drilling in the U.S. He increased the deportation of illegal immigrants and the raids on distributors of medical marijuana. He has also appointed a former Monsanto executive as his senior advisor to the FDA. His much feared health care package ended up being the scheme to force everyone to buy private insurance. It also happened to be similar to the scheme his opponent, Mitt Romney, implemented in Massachusetts.
I’m not enthusiastic about either of our major presidential candidates this year but, I figure there is much real stuff to criticize both candidates for, without making unsubstantiated, apocalyptic claims about UN invasions, fake birth certificates, global conspiracies or the coming of the anti-Christ.
[Editor’s note: Jim’s opinions should not be construed as the opinion of everyone in FreeThought Arizona. Links were added to allow the reader the ability to look into specific assertions.]