Skip to comments.BLM EYES 90,000 ACRES OF TEXAS LAND
Posted on 04/21/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLMs focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary. The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover and ownership of privately-held lands which have been deeded property for generations of Texas landowners.
Sid Miller, former Texas State Representative and Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has since made the matter a campaign issue to Breitbart Texas.
In Texas, Miller says, the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago along the Red River when Tommy Henderson lost a federal lawsuit. The Bureau of Land Management took 140 acres of his property and didnt pay him one cent.
Miller referred to a 1986 case where the BLM attempted to seize some of Hendersons land. Henderson sued the BLM and lost 140 acres that had been in his family for generations. Now the BLM is looking at using the prior case as a precedent to claim an additional 90,000 acres.
Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) represents the ranchers in this region of north Texas. According to Thornberrys legislative analysts, the issue of the ownership of this land dates back to the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. When the BLM made the claim on Hendersons land, their position was that Texas never had the authority to deed the land to private parties and therefore it would fall under federal control.
In 1922, the U.S. Supreme Court attempted to settle the boundary dispute in Oklahoma v. Texas and declared the boundary to be defined by wooden stakes set on the river bank. That boundary apparently lasted no longer than anyone could expect wooden stakes to last in the shifting sands of a meandering river...
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― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“According to a BLM document provided to Breitbart Texas courtesy Rep. Thornberrys staff, the BLM is going through a scoping period where they are gathering facts on land whose ownership they believe to be in question in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The BLM is in the process of developing a Resource Management Plan. The plan will cover a total of 411,585 square miles, or 263 million acres of land. The BLM describes its decision area as about 104,000 acres of BLM administered surface lands, 593,000 acres of split-estate land (private land with federal mineral interests) and 5,270,000 acres of federal mineral interests on land managed by other federal agencies.”
If the BLM thought they had trouble in Nevada, they ain’t see nothin’ yetc i’d expect them to bring more agents and fire power though. That’s okay; Texas has more guns and probably not your standard fare either.
We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Not even in the USA.
It’s time for Texas Gov. Rick Perry to step up and tell the feds to get out of his state.
These bureaucrats are mini tyrants. Going to have to be stopped at some point.
Everything belongs to god-fed. They only pretend to allow the people to own it.
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I guess this Agenda 21 thing is for real. I wonder why they want it other than it being river bottom farm land.
* The EPA assigns one million acres to previous owners in Wyoming.
* The BLM Rustles cattle in Nevada.
* Now the USFS Rustles Cattle in New Mexico.
What will doormat Republican Speaker Boehner do now to punish these lawless Federal Bureaus?
BTW, have yall noticed that Obama is very effectively using these lawless events by his Bureaus to distract from the NSA, Benghazi, IRS and Obamacare Scandals?
Is the modern day equivalent of the KKK the Bureau of Feudal Land Management, (BFLM) ?
If so, then Feudal Lord Reid would then be The Grand Dragon of the BFLM.
Feudal Lord Reids Rustlers are hired guns, who are furious but not fast, which also applies to their multimillionaire Leader: Feudal Lord Reid.
With the past Democrat-based KKK, and now the present Democrat-controlled BFLM, ethics be damned, as abject fear is the main goal of both of these Medieval Outlaw Gangs, past and present.
Ethics will be justified later by Liberals who will write the revised PC History of these times, past and present; of powerful men with outlaw hatred toward free people in America, Black or White, poor or rich.
The Jackboot Heel of Democat Tyranny is now upon us, AGAIN !
Poor choice of words, there, pard.
I won’t hold my breath. Perry ain’t who lots of people think he is.
Dang ol' rednecks.
Teddy Roosevelt's so-called "National Parks: America's Best Idea" by the leftist Ken Burns of the Propaganda Broadcasting Service were a horrible grab of land best left to private concerns. Had the National Parks not been coerced doing the "progressive era", America would have long had energy independence.
Back when my children were still young, they hated going to places like Yellowstone but always enjoyed Six Flags and Busch Gardens. My wife and I quickly learned to scratch those places off of our vacation destinations not only because the kids hated them but the government employees at the National-ized Parks were predictably a mixture of both lazy and surly. In contrast, the staff at privately-owned parks kept them spotless and were always polite.
Most of these grabs are near or over water resources.
Something tells me that there is another, ulterior motive at play.
This land grab is also a wealth transfer from the states to the federal government. Temporary inland waterways, by another name, is "lakefront property." Lakefront property is mostly owned by the wealthy, who usually also have boats on the waterway.
Obama also recently declared the Mendocino coastline a federal national monument, keeping people away. He wouldn't dare to do this to the Malibu coastline, however.
Not only is the EPA being used to prevent private ownership of these lands from the rich, it's also preventing private royalties from any oil or shale gas that may be found there.
I'm thinking that Obama was stung by the responses to his claims of growth in oil production that it was all private land. Obama is eliminating the ability for future private mineral rights.
I wrote that before the Bundy incident happened.
What's so special about the Texas-Oklahoma border? Could it be oil and gas? Could it be that Obama wants the royalties for the US Treasury and not for generational land owners?
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