Not Just Nevada, BLM Land-Grabbing 90,000 Deeded Acres in Texas Too

[Watch] Not Just Nevada, BLM Land-Grabbing 90,000 Deeded Acres in Texas Too

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While the eyes of the nation are focused upon the rural Nevada town of Bunkerville and the Bundy Ranch, another significant land grab is underway in the other half of the country. While less physically confrontational at present, government oppression is none the less at the root of a dispute on the border between Oklahoma and Texas. It’s an on-going process, following the migration of the Red River, which the feds define differently dependent upon their their “needs.”

Tommy Henderson lost a lawsuit thirty years ago and with it 140 acres of his ranchland. The BLM victory resulted in the Oklahoma/Texas border being redrawn a mile to the south of where it had previously been.

Henderson received nothing in exchange for his land. Not one cent, and the BLM is back for more. This time they’ve got their eyes on roughly 90,000 acres. And they are employing similar tactics to what won for them in the eighties.

BLM seeks to use the previous lawsuit as precedent in their attempt to steal land along a 116 mile stretch of the Red River. The natural migration of the Red River is at the heart of the dispute and the opportunity being seized upon by the Feds.

BLM is making a claim that the land never belonged to Texas, which the landowners vehemently dispute.

Tommy Henderson explains the absurdity of the BLM claims. He 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.”

Historically the vegetation line on the south side of the Red River is the boundary between Oklahoma and Texas. Over time the river moves. BLM claims that when the river moved south, the property line moved with it. However, they don’t apply the same criteria when the river moves back north. The property line, according to BLM, only moves in one direction.

It seems the primary function of the BLM may have shifted to serving in more of a land acquisition role than a land management one. Even though these are fairly wealthy individuals, with large parcels, they are no match for the resources of the federal controlling authority. A large, central government was created to serve the desires of the few who control it.

Rick Wells is a conservative author who believes an adherence the U.S. Constitution would solve many of today’s problems. “Like” him on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.

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  1. This is shear stupidity. Sooner or later someone is going to get hurt or killed in the process of defending what rightfully belongs to the land owner. This is government overreach of the worst kind.

  2. i say lets get rid of the federal government and each state can self govern till such a time as a new more reasonable sized federal government can be created if we get rid of the federal government all entities of said government should go back to the states and all federal branches can be disassembled thats what i think we should do

  3. The BLM is so crooked and self serving its ridiculous. Look what its doing to our wild horses and the deals its making with big business. They are a crock of Bull and need to be totally reorganized if not gotten rid of completely.

  4. There will be blood. I think the Government is going to keep pushing. If the Nev. thing continues there will be a battle. But this time they didnt shut things down fast enough. They allowed others to come in and help. The Sheriff of that area should be removed from office.

  5. Sounds almost like they are trying to grab the water rights ie: the Red River and Bundy's ranch have a lot of water flowing through them —– JS —

  6. I think Obama is behind the scenes playing puppet master with EPA and blm to take all the land he can so he can give it to the Muslim brotherhood. Don't let it happen.

  7. It's a bad deal. I live in Northern Nevada and the BLM has been busy bullying land owners up in Elko County, 134 miles East of where I live.
    The power siege has gotten to their heads and they will stop at NOTHING, until they succeed. Why not? Obama has been allowed to get away with murder with no repercussions, why not the BLM TOO?!

  8. Our Federal Government sure gone to hell I no loner rust the Feds. What's going on in Nevada is just a small part of what they have been getting by with. The American People are fed up and are standing by the rancher even if he is right or wrong.

  9. so here we go again, it's time to abolish the BLM, the BATF, the IRS, and a whole list or the other big brother faceless thugs that hide in government offices

  10. I feel sorry for those snipers, could you imagine if people started shining lazer pointers in their scopes. that would be very dangerious to their eyesight and worse than what happens to the airline pilots because if the power of the scope.

  11. That is an ongoing problem for anyone or any state that's boundries depend on the shore line of any shore be it a river, lake or salt water. Simple Logic says that property boundries should depend on set distances from survey markers just as they do for property surrounded by land on all sides. The issue should be which state he pays taxes to for the property that is now on the other side of the river and not if it does or does not belong to the ranch.

  12. Regardless what comes of this and other cases, it's ultimately all for not, because these people are appealing to the very document that made this possible.

    Thanks to Amendment 5 of the federal Constitution and its establishment of eminent domain, leading to the appropriation (theft) of private land turned into public land, and the Constitutional Republic’s insidious property taxes, every square inch of land in America is owned by the government of the Constitutional Republic (something impossible under Biblical law) and therefore these protesters don’t have standing in this situation. Appealing to the Constitution or the Bill of Rights in this and similar situations is the epitome or irony!

    For more, see online Chapter 14 “Amendment 5: Constitutional vs. Biblical Judicial Protection” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt14.html.

  13. In my picture I hole the head water rights to San Diego that my grandfather was awarded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. In 2012 lower court order law enforcement to remove us for this land with auto- ma-tic pointed at us. The lower courts do not have jurisdiction over Federal Homestead Land Grants. The Vista Irrigation District and the Boy Scouts of America are the one who stole our land, The Vista Irrigation District pays the Boy Scouts of America 1.2 million dollars a year for the water right that they don't own in the first place, These original documents have been handed down to me with the MT. PLOT maps that supersedes every thing they created to steal and get away with it. Here comes THE CAVEMAN !!!!!!!!! aka Clinton J. Guidry One of "WE THE PEOPLE" !!!!!!

  14. In Congress July 4, 1776
    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's god entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 13 years later the Constitution was ratified and 2 years after that the first 10 amendments were added.
    The frame work was laid 238 years ago to correct our grievances against tyranny. A course reversal is overdue to reclaim America.
    MOLON LABE

  15. I know how they did it too. They told me that it was a "TYPO" mistake. That's there excuse. Lance Bishop , Chief, Branch of Geographic Services, Bureau of Land Management, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, 1-916-9784311 Yes Lance Bishop wrote to me and said I was correct about who was the original post setter of 1884 and that it was his "TYPO" mistake and that he can not do anything to correct this, at the end of his statement all he said was "Sorry"!

  16. That is an ongoing problem for anyone or any state that's boundries depend on the shore line of any shore be it a river, lake or salt water. Simple Logic says that property boundries should depend on set distances from survey markers just as they do for property surrounded by land on all sides. The issue should be which state he pays taxes to for the property that is now on the other side of the river and not if it does or does not belong to the ranch.

  17. They have tried this in Arkansas and Missouri,calling it Blueway..trying to gain control of the water ways and all their tributaries..and the land on both banks..They did't succeed last year,but they will be back,and then they will say a fish or some plant or animals habitat is endangered,and try again!!They might meet with opposition like Cliven Bundy next time!!

  18. No, not filled with land mines when the Govt get their hands on it: Don't let the Govt take land! Period!

  19. Rex Eldon The Resolution of 1780 is spoken of at 10:00, btw. And here's a tweak — Executive Order 12803. Does an EO trump the Constitution or the Resolution of 1780, demanding that states receive all federal lands? EO 12803 allows for the “disposition or transfer of an infrastructure “asset” such as by sale or by long-term lease from a State or local government to a private party.” Is a foreign entity a "private party"? Apparently so. Maybe someone should do some research and find out who really owns America……http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/was-america-sold-check-out-ex-order-12803-i-dare-you/blog-102772/

  20. In Congress July 4, 1776
    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s god entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 13 years later the Constitution was ratified and 2 years after that the first 10 amendments were added.
    The frame work was laid 238 years ago to correct our grievances against tyranny. A course reversal is overdue to reclaim America.
    MOLON LABE

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