Texas and Bureau of Land Management Heading Toward Confrontation

The beauty of an event like Bundy Ranch is that it emboldens people far and wide. Perhaps the BLM’s Gestapo-like behavior has finally poured some steel in a few spines around the nation—Don’t Mess With Texas!

From Breitbart.com: “Exclusive—Texas AG Abbot to BLM: ‘Come and Take It.”

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.”

C’mon, elected officials—rise up, and protect your people from the Federal Leviathan! Molon Labe!

It is simply comical to hear a knave like Harry Reid complaining about how we can’t let Americans break the law with impunity. Um… Fast and Furious… the IRS persecution scandal… impinging on the freedom of the press… changing Obamacare and giving waivers to friends in more cases than can be counted… yeah, lecture us again about lawlessness, Mr. Reid. Ptoooey!

There are many people who have had enough, and are just waiting for their leaders to actually lead, for once.