The Tech Student Democrats condemn the outlandish and fear mongering claims made by Lubbock County Judge Tom Head that the reelection of President Obama would lead to large scale civil unrest, and the President would “send in U.N. troops” to Lubbock County.
His statements are not fitting of a trusted elected official and come on the heel of Republican Congressman Todd Akin's disgusting remarks regarding “legitimate rape”. We have even heard similar conspiracy theories on the U.N. from U.S. Senate Republican candidate Ted Cruz. This kind of talk is only meant to scare people and detracts from having productive conversations about our problems and find reasonable possible solutions. It is unfortunate that this seems to have become a pattern and is tolerated in today's Republican Party.
Judge Head has restored to these scare tactics trying to justify a tax increase, instead of engaging the citizens in an honest dialogue. He has lost the trust of the people and his impartiality when he began to spout off extraordinary fantasies. It is due to this Judge Head no longer has the ability to effectively govern.
We stand with the Lubbock County Democratic Party in calling for Judge Tom Head's immediate resignation.