BOOM: Texas Makes MASSIVE Move to Destroy Obama’s Authority Across State
A U.S. District Court Monday just made it easier for the State of Texas to join landowners in a lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Land Management.
Gov. Greg Abbott said yesterday that the state would be able to join in on a complaint filed by nine private landowners, three counties and a county sheriff who challenged the BLM’s “unconstitutional and arbitrary seizure of thousands of acres of private property along the Red River.”
The case involved 90,000 acres of land along the Texas-Oklahoma border which the BLM claimed belongs to the government, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Abbott has shown support of the lawsuit, which argued BLM was impinging on private land and violating citizens’ Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, as well as “upon the sovereignty of local county governments,” and was pleased to announce on Twitter that Texas could join in on the fight.
State Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a press release that property rights must be preserved and asserted that the BLM was “inaccurately and arbitrarily” attempting to claim the land.
“Washington, D.C., needs to hear, loud and clear, that Texas will not stand for the federal government’s infringement upon Texas land and the property rights of the people who live here,” Paxton said.
“The federal government must follow the law and recognize our correct borders, consistent with decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court defining the boundary formed by the Red River,” he concluded.
Landowners and rancher Ken Aderholt claimed the BLM was ignoring land deeds Texas gave his family almost 75 years ago.
“The BLM is saying we should have never had a deed to it. That Texas should have never produced that deed,” Aderholt said.
The BLM has been involved ugly land grabs before, and this is just another case where the federal government thinks it can come in and take what it wants when it wants to — and it simply cannot be allowed to happen.
This is still America.