“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens?
“I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And 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. 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’.”
To defend a tax hike which would increase his salary, he put out a lot of possible scenarios, up to and including civil war. And he would stand in front of UN Armored Personnel Carriers in order to stop them….
While the vision of this Justice trying to imitate the famous Tank Man of Tiananmen Square fame can be amusing, his arguments are downright dangerous. When asked to clarify in a later interview, he continued his message:
While he backed down, calling it a worst case scenario, there is statistically a higher chance of an alien invasion, and if little green men did descend upon Lubbock county, he would want Obama in office anyways.
It is clear that Justice Head, who was last elected in 2010 and is in office until 2014, has not actually studied US Case history. This is clear because his comments about a President handing over sovereignty to anybody have no basis in US Legal or Constitutional study. First, the President does not ratify any treaty with a foreign power by himself, and requires the approval of a supermajority in the US Senate, per the Treaty Clause of the US Constitution, Article II, Section 2, Clause 2. That means 67 US Senators would have to agree, with it. Second, this would not hand over sovereignty, as the Supreme Court case Reid vs Covert ruled, in 1957. In order to do that, one would need a Constitutional Amendment specifically designed for that, which would then require 67 Senators, over 300 members of the House *and* 34 States all to ratify it. The statistical probability of that happening is incredibly low.
The case is clear, either Justice Tom Head is intentionally rousing trouble to directly benefit himself through a new tax which would grant him a pay increase, or he lacks the capacity to handle the office which he is sworn to uphold and should resign immediately. There is no room in the courts for a Justice who would ignore case-law going back decades, and instead pander to an ill educated and anti-intellectual base.