A Texas judge is calling for a tax increase to pay for more deputies in preparation for a possible "civil war" if President Barack Obama is re-elected.
Lubbock County Judge Tom Head told KJTV-TV on Monday that a 1.7 cent tax increase for the next fiscal year is necessary to prepare for the "worst case scenario: civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe."
"We're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking -- we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy," Head said. "What's going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? [Obama'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," he said.
Watch the full report from KJTV below:
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