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Ted Cruz Says BLM Needs To Sell Land, Not Grab More
The Inquisitr ^ | April 29, 2014

Posted on 04/29/2014 10:31:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Ted Cruz feels the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) should be reducing claims on public lands. The Republican Texas Senator is among those lawmakers weighing in on the Red River Texas and Oklahoma boundary dispute with the federal agency.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the BLM Red River boundary dispute may cause approximately 90,000 acres of privately held land to fall into the hands of the federal government. Texas rancher Tommy Henderson has become the focal point of the BLM dispute. Supporters from around the country are rallying around Henderson, much in the same manner as protesters did for Cliven Bundy and the Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada. Armed BLM agents have not arrived in Texas as they did in Bunkerville, but the issue many are calling yet another “land grab” by the federal agency could ultimately evolve into a similar standoff.

US Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and Governor Rick Perry have all commented on the plight of rancher Tommy Henderson and his neighbors along the Red River.

Cruz had this to say about the BLM attempting to claim land which is currently held in private hands with a legal deed in the Lone Star State:

“This is an important story that Breitbart broke and it is something that concerns me a great deal. In my view, the BLM already controls far too much land. We should be reducing the amount of federal land that the BLM controls and the amount of land that the federal government owns.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: Oklahoma; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blm; clivenbundy; cruz; elections; gregabbott; landgrab; nevada; oklahoma; redriver; rickperry; tedcruz; texas; tommyhenderson
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1 posted on 04/29/2014 10:31:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

The BLM used to be the Land Office.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson
Hmmmm. Where have I heard that before?

Yes, that's exactly what should happen and the states and right-thinking public officials should hold the feds feet to the fire over this and GET 'ER DONE.

3 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:26 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Jim Robinson

This is why he is a leader, and the clueless Pauls are floundering in the back.
Later they will be crying me too or I thought of that first only I didn’t say it.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 10:36:17 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe they want to build concentration camps for Conservatives.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 10:37:28 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
6 posted on 04/29/2014 10:37:29 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Jim Robinson
From sea to shining sea.
7 posted on 04/29/2014 10:41:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Jim Robinson

Careful what you wish for Senator. The BLM will end up selling it off to China.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 10:43:02 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: SoConPubbie

Recently, US House Representative Steve Horsford (D. Nev.), a freshman Nevada Representative made a public statement:
“ - - - the militiamen need to leave the area around Cliven Bundy’s cattle ranch because they’re scaring kids trying to walk to school. - - - “

Hmmmm- - - - ?

” - - - kids “trying” to walk to school - - - “ ?

Bundy lives on an ISOLATED ranch!

Looks like Feudal Lord Reid is putting the screws to his Democrat Feudal Empire Enablers, such a Stevie H. in order to absolutely protect his unchallenged oppressive power at his Bureau of Feudal Land Management, (BFLM)!

Who knows? Feudal Lord Reid might even ask his bff Speaker Boehner to “offer” Legislation in the House to protect the impending Federal crushing of all opposition to anything Feudal Lord Reid wants to do in Feudal State of Nevada.

Stranger things have happened in Obamanation, and Doormat Republican Speaker Boehner’s impeccable Cave In record is living proof!

After all, Feudal Lord Reid Reid DOES control ALL of the US Senate, so why shouldn’t he have absolute control over his own State of Nevada?

Even his severest critics in the Democrat’s Left Stream Media must see the obvious morality of that simple gesture!?

Since the Democrat Feudal Evil Empire now controls 86 % of the “Sovereign” State of Nevada, and Feudal Evil Empire Enabler Stevie H., (Freshman US Rep., D, Nevada), wants to crush all opposition to Reid’s impending “Something will happen to Rancher Bundy” Jackbooted Federal Oppression, perhaps pro-Liberty Militia protection should be EXPANDED to include Ranchers in other Nevada Counties who try to scratch out a living on land controlled by Feudal Lord Reid’s Bureau of Feudal Land Management?

Yes indeed! The Democrat Party is closing ranks behind Feudal Lord Reid in a marvelous display of Democrat Party Unity!

If ONLY Feudal Lord Reid could convince the Doormat Republican Party to close ranks with him!

No telling what Boehner will demand in the “Deal” he makes with Reid!

Maybe even a joint TV Presser claiming a Dream Bi-Partisan Compromise Grand Bargain?

The unstoppable OBAMANATION OPPRESSION simply MUST continue to get stronger with EVERY “crisis” if the United States of America is EVER going to be Fundamentally changed, or destroyed, which ever comes first!

MOVE ON!
FORWARD!


9 posted on 04/29/2014 10:43:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cruz/Pence - 2016


10 posted on 04/29/2014 10:45:51 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Jim Robinson

Only to Americans. No foreign investors and no incumbent politicians.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 10:50:08 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s really very simple: The next President needs to be a person who hates the federal government as much as Obama loves it. This antiquated, slothful, greedy and corrupt government needs drastically downsized and completely reformed. Whoever runs on that blatantly obvious platform wins.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 10:51:58 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump to Ted and you.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Graewoulf

Horsford needs to call fellow Democrat Nagin about getting some schoolbusses up there.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Jim Robinson

Just curious - what is the total of land held by the government - at market value, might it total over $17.5 trillion?


15 posted on 04/29/2014 10:57:10 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: SkyDancer

Thought those were already built?


16 posted on 04/29/2014 10:57:14 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

The former Swarts of California eluded to that.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 11:00:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ted nails it! Would be nice if someone would now pen legislation to that effect and see where it goes; no better time than the present given public sentiment.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 11:00:54 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Jim Robinson

Cruz continues to outline his agenda when he is President.

Cruz 2016!


19 posted on 04/29/2014 11:02:42 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Graewoulf
the militiamen need to leave the area around Cliven Bundy’s cattle ranch because they’re scaring kids trying to walk to school

Oh please, if that's true, than the neutering of our kids is complete. When I was young I would've walked right up to them in amazement asking about their cool guns.
20 posted on 04/29/2014 11:08:01 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Come And Take It.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 11:09:20 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: JennysCool
The next President needs to be a person who hates the federal government as much as Obama loves it.

I would love to see President Cruz issue an executive order returning all federal lands not officially national forests or national parks to the states.

LOL the Dems could do nothing but cry and stomp their feet because they don't have any standing.

22 posted on 04/29/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: JennysCool

the problem is. those of us that hate it that much..

want NOTHING to do with it.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 11:17:24 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: eCSMaster

Yes, I am curious also, “Just curious - what is the total of land held by the government - at market value, might it total over $17.5 trillion?”

When the territories became states, did the federal government back then sell the territorial property to the states, or just hand it over? If they had previously just handed it over, then guess what - I say no sale. FedZilla just needs to hand it over to the proper authorities, the state. Or, the state just assumes its proper role and just takes it.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 11:25:59 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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... To Sell Land, Not Grab [emphasis added] More

In cases if the BLM grabbed land without the federal government paying for it as required by the Constitution's Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I or the 5th Amendment, then why should a state or private owners have to buy it back?

25 posted on 04/29/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks, for the post/link.

26 posted on 04/29/2014 11:32:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cruz for President!


27 posted on 04/29/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cruz for President!


28 posted on 04/29/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: Jim Robinson
Two Patriots we can count on.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 11:37:33 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: SkyDancer; Roman_War_Criminal
Maybe they want to build concentration camps for Conservatives.

[ try a search on FEMA CAMPS ]

30 posted on 04/29/2014 11:40:16 AM PDT by PraiseTheLord (have you seen the fema camps, shackle box cars, thousands of guillotines, stacks of coffins ~)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why should they? I mean, we know why they should, but who’s going to make them?


31 posted on 04/29/2014 11:55:16 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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The BLM is looking at TX/OK/KS with the intent of having new policies in place by 2017.
The potential exist for major changes as to how the land will be utililzed. Other states
need to be on the look out for at sometime the BLM most likely will come calling on them.

BLM planning notice:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/219455667/OFO-Newsletter-Final-i


32 posted on 04/29/2014 11:59:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: Jim Robinson

The BLM make little or no use of these lands so why hold them? The grazing and use fees are peanuts and collecting them hardly pays for the bureaucracy needed to process the payments. Sell off these land and use the proceeds to reduce the national debt. Private owners will make better use of the land AND pay taxes in the process.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 12:00:31 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Jim Robinson

A little humor:

Survivor - Texas-Style

The first contestant to make it back to Dallas alive wins..Due to the popularity of the “Survivor” shows, Texas is planning to do one entitled: “Survivor - Texas-Style!”
The contestants will all start in Dallas, drive to Waco, Austin, San Antonio, then over to Houston and down to Brownsville. They will then proceed through Mission, up to Del Rio, El Paso, Odessa, Midland, Lubbock, and Amarillo. From there they will go on to Abilene and Fort Worth. Finally back to Dallas.
[]

Each contestant will be driving a pink Prius with 14 bumper stickers which will read:
1. “I’m A Democrat”
2. “Amnesty For Illegals”
3. “I Love The Dixie Chicks”
4. “Boycott Beef”
5. “I Voted For Obama”
6. “ George Strait can’t sing”
7. “ Elect Hillary In 2016”
8. “ Vote Eric Holder Texas Governor”
9. “I Love Obama Care and Chuck Schumer”
10. “Al Franken Is My Hero”
11. “I Side With Jane Fonda”
12. “It’s Bush’s Fault”
13. “Islam Is A Peace-Loving Religion”
And the last sticker is…
14. “I’m Here To Confiscate Your Guns”
The first contestant to make it back to Dallas alive wins..


34 posted on 04/29/2014 12:02:10 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: Jim Robinson

These statements by Sen. Cruz are becoming irritating. He seems to be stealing all my own thoughts, and presenting them in articulate manner. Knock it off, Ted! Bob


35 posted on 04/29/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT by alstewartfan (She's frosty as the face of Phineus Leaves me feeling igloominious. Al Stewart)
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To: Jim Robinson

BLM needs to be disarmed


36 posted on 04/29/2014 12:25:48 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: eCSMaster

If we don’t “fire-sale” the land or “give it away” to political cronies, we could repay the national debt.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 12:40:48 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Jim Robinson

The BLM needs to be shut down.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 1:12:26 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Graewoulf

They would try to walk to school, but it is a long walk.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Beagle8U

Good ticket... Cruz/Perry is too.


40 posted on 04/29/2014 1:15:44 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Why should we “sell”, or give more money to the government for something that was already in private holdings, before the BLM (government) forced its relinquishment by private citizens???

I mean, I am absolutely sure someone would tell me I am wrong, but I have a feeling that some of the “land” acquired by the government was done so under the guise of regulation, passed by congress, utilized for someone’s financial benefit, and NEVER questioned enough or fought against enough when it occurred...

So the latest round of BLM and government action to deprive citizens of their right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is obviously only a minor stumbling block to the aforementioned government and its maneuvering conniving officials that work “deals” to benefit from these acquisitions...

Just look at the ties alleged about Harry Reid and the ChiComs, and the solar panel farm and factory on or near the Bundy ranchland...It is obvious the government isn’t making enough money on allowing a citizen to utilize that land for just grazing...So the solar farm and factory IS absolutely a viable and fiduciary boom for a few folks in on that deal...It makes sense...We may not like it, but it has to be that simple of a deal...

The natural resources underneath and around the Red River basin (easement makes sense too!!!It is a relatively challenging navigable stretch of waterway, which can be fixed by spending more tax revenue on a Corp of Engineering project to make it workable for transporting whatever they can up and down that waterway...

Historically, Texas has had extreme challenges in the use of its rivers, there is not a lot of “naturally” usable rivers, unless it is close to the coast, to use for commerce...

So I guess my point is multi-faceted...I believe there is ALWAYS a monetary benefit to the government using its BLM office to intimidate, under orders, citizens to just get them to comply, when the courts and other legal proceedings are refused, which has been very few times...But it is starting to really backlash and people are starting to question and fight back in those arenas...

A “standoff” as we have seen in Nevada, is only one of the most visible instances where we have seen how far each side is willing to go, in fighting against one another to see who can wee-wee up the wall higher than the other...

The government wasn’t prepared for that this time...

Guess what, they will not make that mistake again...

I do not believe the citizens will just go quietly next time...

The question is, “Who will be blamed for any violence, escalation, or outcome of the next encounter???”

I bet with the help of the MSM, including your semi-conservative FoxNews will be inundated with the governments side of the deal way before the truth does get out...

Our side needs to be smarter and prepared for that to be the initial opinion of the public...

The more cameras and recordings of ANY and EVERY encounter with government forces needs to happen from multiple sources...

So having those recording devices is as important as having “other” capabilities in hand as well...


41 posted on 04/29/2014 1:39:18 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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This is only going to grow over time. Look at the following link for what
the BLM will be doing in TX/OK/KS in the next few years.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/219455667/OFO-Newsletter-Final-i


42 posted on 04/29/2014 1:48:01 PM PDT by deport
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To: ExCTCitizen
Good ticket... Cruz/Perry is too.

Read the 12th Amendment.

43 posted on 04/29/2014 1:49:48 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: usurper

[ I would love to see President Cruz issue an executive order returning all federal lands not officially national forests or national parks to the states.

LOL the Dems could do nothing but cry and stomp their feet because they don’t have any standing. ]

To the Libs that would be grounds for Impeachment by their crappy standards...


44 posted on 04/29/2014 1:54:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: eCSMaster
Just curious - what is the total of land held by the government - at market value, might it total over $17.5 trillion?

What's the market value of an acre of the Mojave desert?

45 posted on 04/29/2014 1:54:29 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: deport

That’s a lot of acreage...

Resource Management Plan...

Please...

Revenue Manipulation Plan...That would be more to the truth...


46 posted on 04/29/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Does the FedGov have ownership? It was settled between TX and OK decades ago as private land, titled to private citizens during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Only 1.8% of TX is "owned" by the FedGov and I'm sure they want a much larger toehold, so they have room for their massive jack-boot!

47 posted on 04/29/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: usurper
I would love to see President Cruz issue an executive order returning all federal lands not officially national forests or national parks to the states.

He doesn't have the authority. Only Congress can do that per Article IV Section 3.

48 posted on 04/29/2014 2:06:27 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Mark

They wouldn’t make it past Waxahachie.


49 posted on 04/29/2014 2:08:22 PM PDT by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: SkyDancer
Maybe they want to build concentration camps for Conservatives.

I say let them. Then we burn them down.

50 posted on 04/29/2014 2:19:44 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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