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Texas AG Abbott to BLM: 'Come and Take It'

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Clearly some puffing from an elected official but I like him far more than another Ag named Holder...


    After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action.
    “I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.”

    Gen. Abbott sent a strongly-worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, asking for answers to a series of questions related to the potential land grab.

    “I am deeply concerned about the notion that the Bureau of Land Management believes the federal government has the authority to swoop in and take land that has been owned and cultivated by Texas landowners for generations,” General Abbott wrote. “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. 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.”

    Exclusive--Texas AG Abbott to BLM: 'Come and Take It'
  2. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    I hope Texas sticks it to em!
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That would be an interesting StandOff... BLM Rangers vs Texas Rangers I have NO DOUBT, Who would win that one..... The only Federal Land in Texas would be that Land the Federal Government Purchased from the State, as the State of Texas joined the Union, as an Independent Country, that already OWNED All it's own Territory, before Statehood was Granted..... Not at all like any other State, where the land was a Federal Territory, before Statehood.... BLM has bit off WAY MORE than they can hope to chew, by messing around with Texas, and the Texas Ag, isn't going to just GO AWAY, on this intrusion....
  4. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    I hope this blows up on BLM as a huge publicity black eye and the young Reid protege there gets kicked to the curb, under the bus and takes Rory and Filthy Harry with him.

    Read the T-shirt idiot, "Don't mess with Texas!"
  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Abbott's in the running for gov this year so this is one fight he'll definitely take the lead on. He's always been outspoken about his lack of love for the current regime in DC, and I seem to recall him being one of the ones pushing Perry on a program a year or so ago about figuring out how to make Texas fully self-sufficient, just in case the rest of the US collapsed. He may be a politician, but I could see him running a Molon Labe flag up a pole on the river if BLM doesn't get lost.
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I saw the rancher this is referring to on FOX yesterday. This guy has a deed. This land grab stuff makes me sick. I hope Texas kicks @$$. The rancher has a greater claim then Bundy.
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