Texas Land Grab Will Fundamentally Transform Land Rights in the U.S.

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The land grab in Texas by the BLM will be the greatest government land theft in our history. The government is simply stealing land that is unquestionably private because it can and it is doing so as part of the fundamental transformation of this nation.

There is a lot at stake in this latest land theft by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It will be done much differently from the last theft of property in Nevada and for far more serious reasons.

The government plans to sue the land owners until they drain them of their funds.

The ranchers are on solid ground in this case – it is their land. Their is no clear reason as to why the BLM is doing this, but one thing is for certain, if these people don’t own the land, no one in this country owns their own land and the government can come in at any time and take it as they can in any Marxist nation in the world.

Last summer, the Bureau of Land Management began holding field hearings about possibly revising regulations on federal holdings in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

BLM is looking to steal 90,000 acres along the Texas-Oklahoma border that is privately-owned. It’s not like the Bundy case in that this is not government land, it’s land that homeowners have owned and paid taxes on, in some cases since 1804 when Thomas Jefferson was president. They have deeds for the land.

If they don’t own their own land, no one in this country owns their land. The government can steal anyone’s land and you could be next.

Both outgoing Gov. Rick Perry and Gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbot have condemned the unlawful actions of the BLM.

“If this country’s to stay the land of freedom and liberty, private-property rights must be respected,” Perry said Thursday in an interview with CBS This Morning.

“It’s not a dare, it’s a promise that we’re going to stand up for private property rights in the state of Texas,” Perry said.

This week, Abbott wrote to the Bureau of Land Management, saying he is “deeply concerned” that it “believes the federal government has the authority to swoop in and take land that has been owned and cultivated by Texas landowners for generations.”

In a letter to BLM director and Harry Reid’s friend, Neil Kornz, Abbott said: “The BLM’s newly asserted claims to land along the Red River threaten to upset long-settled private property rights and undermine fundamental principles—including the rule of law—that form the foundation of our democracy,” Abbott added. “Yet, the BLM has failed to disclose either its full intentions or the legal justification for its proposed actions. Decisions of this magnitude must not be made inside a bureaucratic black box.”

The BLM responded by saying “it is absolutely not” increasing government land holdings along the river. They said that because they have decided this is their land to take.

Ken Aderholt, 60, who farms and ranches just north of Harrold, said he could lose up to 600 of his 2,000 acres — an area including his home, barns and pens. “It does make you angry, almost like we’re in a socialist society,” Aderholt said.

Indeed, this is Marxism which categorically denies private land ownership to the populace.

The BLM isn’t considering a quick, armed assault on these ranchers as they did with Cliven Bundy. Their plan is to drag these ranchers through costly and lengthy trials with liberal judges. They will bankrupt them and steal their land at the end. They have endless sums of money from tax dollars to drain these ranchers of funds.

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Layne Chapman and his wife Jamie

One affected ranch owner, Layne Chapman, will have 1,000 acres stolen from him.

In a recent agricultural article he wrote, he said this: “I have been blessed with the greatest of all opportunities as I get to wake up every morning as an American farmer. I grow food, engage in capitalism and live the American dream to the greatest degree. I was made in America and take great pride in producing American products that are safer and consistently better than other country’s products.”

It’s sad, tragic, because that is no longer true. We live in a country being fundamentally transformed into a socialist nation. The most fundamental of our rights is the right to own land and live out the American Dream, but it is over unless Americans begin to speak up.

Listen to Mr. Chapman who hopes Americans will join him in his fight. We need a rally on his farm:

Universal Free Press reported last week that our oppressive and heavily-armed Bureau of Land Management is about to steal 90,000 acres from private land owners in Texas.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) were the culprits in the Bundy ranch cattle theft in Nevada. They not only stole rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle, but they also killed some of them, buried their bodies to hide what they had done, damaged the Bundy land and destroyed water pipes.

The BLM is only the tool. The real culprit is the Obama administration. This has been going on long before Obama however. It should have been stopped by the American people decades ago.

Our government wants 90,000 acres of private property along the Red River and they are using tactics they won with thirty years ago. Thirty years ago, the BLM stole about 140 acres from rancher Tommy Henderson, never paying him one red cent for it.

He took his case to court and, remarkably, he lost the case. The BLM won by moving the border between Texas and Oklahoma a mile south of where it was. BLM now wants land along a stretch about 116 miles, claiming that the land never belonged to Texas. They are moving the border again. Landowners vehemently deny the claim.

Listen to Tommy Henderson:

The families affected have paid taxes on the property for centuries. These people have broken no laws.

BLM is claiming that the boundary, long defined as the vegetation line to the south of the Red River, has moved as the river moved.

The first victim of this scheme, Tommy Henderson, asks, “How can BLM come in and say ‘Hey, this isn’t yours’ even though it was patented from the state, you’ve always paid taxes on it, our family’s paid taxes for over a hundred years on this place. We’ve got a deed to it, but yet they walked in and said it wasn’t ours.”

BLM is going to use the previous lawsuit as precedent to steal the land.

The government has unlimited funds – our tax dollars. The federal government has forgotten that we are the government.

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  1. I expect the land grab has more to do with getting control of the oil wells down by Burk Burnett and controlling any new leases into old fields along the river. The EPA is also trying to keep livestock manure out of the water.

    Defining the “South most cut-bank of the Red River” that forms the southern border of the Louisiana Purchase making it the North border of Texas isn’t easy and US Law that makes the South Border of Oklahoma the center of Red River. It leaves the rest to BLM if Texas and Oklahoma can make a deal. The oil that’s all on the Texas side, farmers and ranchers on both sides that run free range the river bed keep throwing monkey wrenches in the works so the BLM steps in.

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