A Texas judge has come under fire for comments he made about the potential for civil unrest in this country. The judge believes that contingency plans must be put in place in the event that some sort of worst-case scenario becomes a reality.
JUDGE: [The president 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 now.
VOICE: Right. Right. I understand.
JUDGE: Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. I mean, we’re not talking just a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking, we’re talking Lexington and Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.
“What is the insane part of this premise,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “To me the insane part of this premise is the president of the United States is going to hand over sovereignty to the United Nations. I don’t think that’s going to happen. I can imagine a lot of scenarios. I just don’t think that that’s going to happen.”
While the scenario the judge has put forth seems highly unlikely, Glenn likened the situation to that of a hurricane. If you live in a place that doesn’t get hit by hurricanes often do you forgo proper preparation because nine times out of ten you won’t be affected by it, or do you prepare in the case of emergency?
Regardless of whether you agree with the claims of civil unrest, the idea of being ready to face even the worst-case scenario isn’t all that crazy. “I am much more comfortable listening to a guy who says, ‘Let’s prepare for the worst case scenario,’” Glenn said.
When you look at many of the safety and defense mechanisms we have in place in the United States, many would fall under the ‘worst-case scenario’ category. “What is Homeland Security? Isn’t that worst case scenario,” Glenn asked. “What is the Pentagon? Isn’t that worst case scenario? What is DEFCON 1? Isn’t that worst case scenario?”
“Was it likely that the Soviet Union was going to pulverize us, and we would have a full scale nuclear war? No. Did we prepare for it? Yes,” he continued. “Isn’t, isn’t the job of the people in charge to prepare for the worst case scenario?”
On a more local level, have you prepared for family for a job loss or a food shortage? Have you made contingency plans in case there is a fire or a natural disaster? In terms of probability, many of these events are highly unlikely, but that doesn’t mean you don’t prepare.
At the end of the day, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. “Call your state representative, not the Washington clowns. Call your state representative. Call your sheriff. Call your mayor. Call a neighborhood meeting,” Glenn said. “Who’s prepared? Are you prepared?”