Skip to comments.Greg Abbott slams BLM’s potential seizure of private lands
Posted on 04/22/2014 1:48:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott slammed the federal Bureau of Land Managements claims that private property within the state now belongs to the federal government.
The BLM says the federal government owns a 90,000 acre piece of land along Texass Red River, despite it being maintained and cultivated by private landowners for generations and no law has been passed by Congress giving BLM ownership of the land.
In the wake of cattle rancher Cliven Bundys standoff with federal agents over desert tortoise habitat in Nevada, Abbott who is currently running for governor argues that BLMs plans to seize the Red River lands threaten to upset long-settled private property rights.
I am deeply concerned about the notion that the Bureau of Land Management believes the federal government has the authority to swoop in and take land that has been owned and cultivated by Texas landowners for generations, Abbott wrote in a letter to BLM Director Neil Kornz....
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Looks like the BLM is now trying to kick out the Texas ranchers, as they did 53 of the 54 ranchers in Nevada! This may be a job for the MILITIA!
This is edging a little closer to Waco, TX than Nevada was...
Think the BLM will be able to resist the homicidal urge this time around?
The Red River Boundary Compact, passed by the legislatures of both Texas and Oklahoma, and approved by congress in 2000 is the controlling authority on this. BLM hasn't got a damn thing to do with it.
Wish we had Abbot here in Nevada.
Nevada owns the land Bundy lives on, and Sandoval has all the right in the world to get it back from BLM management.
BLM is some manager, all the other ranchers were run out of business, and the land is barren for 100 miles.
Bundy didn’t get water or grass from BLM, no improvements worth paying a million dollars for. Bundy doesn’t have a herd worth that kind of money.
What we have here in Nevada is a Governor who is a RINO, for gay marriage, illegal aliens getting sanctuary, and for abortions.
Sandoval isn’t getting industry here and if he got his own land back from the feds Sandoval could give land to companies for 50 years for free just to get them on tax rolls and hire the tens of thousands of unemployed Nevadans.
I might add many of these Nevada residents lost their jobs to illegals who have sanctuary in Sandoval’s Nevada.
The same way it took senior bondholder debt from GM to private investors and gave their equity to the UAW in the form of common stock for nothing (except future votes). This administration has p1$$ed on private property rights since day one.
I believe Obama is angling for a shooting fight here. I hate for us to walk into his trap, but if we don't stand up soon, NONE of us will have private property rights before long.
Many thanks for the info on the boundary agreement!
Texas and Oklahoma should tell the BLM and Reid to go pound sand.
Davis said she’d throw her tennis shoes at the BLM agents.
It’s un freakin believable, that Fezilla thinks they can go after Texas and Oklahoma like they did the Bundy’s. Can you imagine the push back that’s coming, if they do?
Think Nevada push back was bad? They ain’t seen nothing yet. They have gone from a can of worms to poking a hornets nest and falling into a hole full of rattlers.
I knew you would. Watch your six.
Course you’re not skeered, but you ain’t dumb neither. Watching out for backshooters tain’t bein skeered, it’s bein smart.
“I hate for us to walk into his trap,”
I can imagine the BLM is trying to take over the area to control the Red River, a major water source for North Texas. And North Texas is in the middle of a major drought.
If the feds try to limit water rights when cities downstream of this land area are building wastewater recycling plants for drinking water (they’re in stage 3 drought restrictions now), there will be war.
Even with out a drought, there's no way Texans will stand for it. If they choose to make the Red River area their next land grab, then they will have chosen very unwisely, and war could very well happen.
In case any of you are interested. You can join in your state.....
and you should.
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