Skip to comments.Republicans warn BLM eyeing land grab along Texas-Oklahoma border
Posted on 04/22/2014 11:29:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas.
The under-the-radar issue has caught the attention of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who fired off a letter on Tuesday to BLM Director Neil Kornze saying the agency appears to be threatening the private property rights of hard-working Texans.
Decisions of this magnitude must not be made inside a bureaucratic black box, wrote Abbott, also a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
At issue are thousands of acres of land on the Texas side of the Red River, along the border between Texas and Oklahoma. Officials recently have raised concern that the BLM might be looking at claiming 90,000 acres of land as part of the public domain.
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The BLM got it’s nose bloodied in Nevada. They better take note that Texas is another state that won’t take too kindly to their Marxist acts either. A lot more armed citizens in Texas I imagine, and Waco is up close and personal to them as well.
The BLM is pursuing the Texas land under a claim that the states don’t hold the right to sell land that the Fed govt acquired in the 1802 Louisiana Purchase. This is the argument they used in 1986 when they stole 140 acres.
So nobody in Kansas has a legal title to their land?
and small portions of land that would eventually become part of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The purchase of the territory of Louisiana took place during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. At the time, the purchase faced domestic opposition because it was thought to be unconstitutional. Although he agreed that the U.S. Constitution did not contain provisions for acquiring territory, Jefferson decided to go ahead with the purchase anyway in order to remove France’s presence in the region and to protect both U.S. trade access to the port of New Orleans and free passage on the Mississippi River.
Send in state bureaucrats to condemn BLM buildings as either unhabitable or in violation of state regulations.