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Red River Land Grab.




The BLM has taken a huge new step forward in its land grabbing agenda. The latest victim is a cattle rancher and farmer from the Red River area of Texas. Ken Aderholt’s family has owned some of these contested lands for generations. Unlike the Bundy’s and the Finicum’s this dispute is not about public lands but rather deeded private land.

Ken Aderholt is a family man who is married with 2 kids. He is one of the few still living the American dream, for now. Ken and his family farms and ranches are along the Red River in Texas. His Grandfather bought the property in 1941 and Ken grew up on the land, building fences and working the cows as any ranching family does. After his grandfather died in 1989 the land then went to his father. Who leased it to Ken after he bought out half of his grandfathers cattle. In 1989 he moved his family the home that his grandfather had lived in since 1941. This is just the life that Ken and his family had pictured living. That is up to a couple of weeks before Christmas in 2013 when a couple of game wardens called the families along the Red River to a meeting in Wichita Falls to figure out how they were going to manage the property along the Red River that they were now suddenly claiming to own. The unfortunate part of this claim is that land is already owned by the residents that live along the 100+ mile area of the Red River, including close to half of Ken’s land including his family home! During the meeting they set up a scoping period that has lasted close to 2 years. This period is almost over. The Governor of Texas has had some encouraging words on the subject that he included in a letter to the BLM. Here is a .pdf of the BLM Letter However, it remains to be seen if the Governor will actually step in and call up his state troops and the Texas Rangers to intervene on the resident’s behalf. If not the Oath Keepers will be ready to take action to help keep this hard working American family in their home.

Please take the time to watch this video interview and share it out. Also check back for updates to this situation.

Jason Van Tatenhove



Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.


  1. First, the BLM is an unlawful agency because the US Constitution does not allow for it, plus it is under the EXECUTIVE branch which is DELEGATED specific put into writing duties which does NOT include land management or land “grabs”, theft from the people. The framers were very conscious of INDIVIDUALS ownership of property and property rights.

    Second, all “new” states came into the union with equal footing. The general government was holding the territories in TRUST UNTIL new states were created by delineating the physical boundaries of the state and formed their republican form of government. ALL land within those boundaries then became the lawful property of the people of that state.

    Third, the PURCHASE of land from the states by those that serve within the general government was DELEGATED to those that SERVE WITHIN the legislative branch. This means that it is FORBIDDEN to those that serve within the other two branches. None of each branches or specific listed duties DELEGATED to that branch or position can be shared, given away, traded, sold to any other branch, entity, foreign nation, foreign entity, person, person SERVING WITHIN the branch that had those delegated duties but the position within that branch did not have those specific duties delegated, etc.
    Any of those forbidden options are Treasonous in nature and a CRIME. Plus how the purchase of property by those that serve within the legislative branch must be done is also put into writing within the US Constitution (which defined and created the general branch of our federal government – “We the People”, the states, and then the three branches of the general government, and assigns the DELEGATED duties).

    3a) Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17: “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;”

    Please notice that no where does it state that those that serve within the legislative branch (or any other branch of the general government) owns the minerals, the air, the water, the soil on ANY land. That those that serve within our LEGISLATIVE branch may purchase land ONLY for “the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;” and NOTHING ELSE.

    Fourth, When those that serve within our governments commit crimes against the people using force or the threat of force it IS *Terrorism.

    *28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    4a) Basically whenever the BLM has threatened people or used the threat of force to remove people from their, or the states land, it IS Terrorism. That is correct, that is the VERY definition of Terrorism (basically, government by intimidation). It is also Treason against the American People and the US Constitution and all that is in Pursuance thereof it. So not only is the BLM a not constitutional agency, it is actually a Terrorist agency being used against the American people and our legitimate government to destroy us, America from within.

    Any person serving within our governments who assists, abets, or joins in enforcing these unlawful and Terroristic actions on the part of the BLM, or any other “agency” that does these sorts of things but in different areas (Think of CPS, IRS, FDA, CIA, FBI, etc, etc, etc and the general government, particularly the executive branch are OPENLY declaring their Treason against the American people and the US Constitution.

    What is bad is that there are many people who serve within those agencies that are too dumbed down to even realize that they are committing Treason and Terrorism against the American people because despite taking the Oath of Office which makes THEM personally responsible for their actions while serving (hired, contracted, elected, etc) by “just doing their job” or by “just following orders”. But we will STILL have to arrest, charge, and PROSECUTE them for their crimes as they are REQUIRED to know what the Oath entails BEFORE they accept the position and take the Oath.

    Read the US Constitution, the Nuremberg Trials, know what your Oath means before you take a governmental position, understand that ALL who serve within our governments whatever the position are REQUIRED to take and KEEP that Oath. Do not allow yourself to be USED against your own nation, your legitimate government – make what you do for them YOUR CHOICE because it WILL be YOU who pays for that decision or non decision – and maybe with your life if given the death penalty.

  2. Much thanks to those above for their dedication to our nation and the oath they swore. America needs those like you now more than ever. CAL… you are spot on as always. You do us all a great service with your constitutional prowess.
    I wish I could be there to stand with you all against tyranny. I hope this site will post an address where I and others can send any money or goods in support of our brave American men and women while at the Red River.
    Best wishes to you all in your mission to save our Republic. You deserve the support and gratitude of all freedom loving Americans.
    God bless you all.

  3. And the government carnage continues. Check out Ft. Worth and the other 5 cities that Obama has implemented the SCN (Strong Cities Network) witch is the United Nations One World Police Force and has UN boots on our Sovereign soil. This is directly associated with the Jade Helm 15 operation a couple of months ago.This is serious and, even though it probably will not do much good, I have contacted my Congressmen and Senators and demanded an explanation. No replies yet. The BLM land grab on the Red River is just further proof that they are continuing their day by day, brick by brick dismantling of our country. I would ask each Oath Keeper to call and write their Representatives to protest this SCN. Unless I’m way off of base, I feel it is absolutely a violation of our Sovereignty and Constitution. As far as the land grab goes, I’m only a three hour drive from the Red River and would answer the call in a heart beat to defend my State and the Constitution of the United States. My Oath is still valid from that day in 1954 when it was administered.

    1. Tex how are you doing, Tex do you really think with all the different offices like FBI NSA CID DOJ and some that we don’t even know about, do you really think that if Obama was a Muslim, and he is not, do you think it would not have been made public by now. Who you and others like you should be blaming is your Congress and Senate, these type things that are being talked about come from your Rep, which most if not all are money hungry back stabbing people. So open your eyes man and stop blaming Obama for everything. And yes I’m black and I would join the fight in a drop of a dime, as long as it’s right, I joined the Army in 1968 at age 17 and was in Vietnam two days before my 18th birthday. I meet a lot of good men, some did not make it back, we all took and Oath and we live and die by that Oath. I would like for you and others to look at the truth and see it for what it is, who to blame and who needs to find a new job, but please lets not cut off our noses to spite our faces. We must do a better job of checking ourselves, remember when we point a finger at someone there are three pointed back at you.

  4. Anybody know if the BLM is looking to hire (or has already hired) any PMCs/PSCs for these land grabs? If so, anyone know who they are? We probably have some type of contact with many of these companies. I have contacts in several.

    We might want to reach out and make a “recommendation” that they stay the heck out. I’d hate to face brothers but I reckon it will come to it sooner or later. The later the better, though.

    It’d be nice if we could get one of them to accept the contract and then cross the line to back us up with the government’s gear/weapons, etc…….just sayin’.

  5. We live less than an hour North of Harrold in Southwest Oklahoma. We will be there when we get the call. BLM can count on the citizens of Oklahoma and Texas to be there. Let it begin here.

  6. If the BLM decides they want to come out and attempt to take this mans land we will definitely be there in force to stop them just like the event that went down at the Bundy ranch.The BLM only understands and has witnessed the force of the American patriot and really dont want to go there again.

  7. I have mixed feelings about this entire issue. While I support the landowners in their claim to the land, I do NOT support their claim to, and virtual ownership of all the wildlife on their land. As an American hunter and angler, I am fed up with private landowners fencing us off from game that we all own and should have access to. These same poor ranchers and farmers are the greedy people who charge such high fees for “leases” and hunting/angling access that most of us can’t afford to pay them. We pay ever-increasing taxes/fees/hunting-fishing licenses to manage and improve wildlife management in our country only to have these private land owners receive the only benefit. In summary, I don’t care if the feds grab the land so ALL of us can have access to it and the wildlife on it.

    1. As a large landowner I can say “no one hunts on my land”. It is a place for the animals to grow and breed. Animals migrate, they move around so they are available to people to hunt. trespassing on my property will at the very least earn some one a trip to jail.

    2. Well, today is your lucky day! You can move to England where the King owns everything. As a land owner, what walks, crawls, swims, flies and otherwise onto my land becomes my property. Period. Any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional. I suggest you do some studying before you blow your horn. Just a thought.


    3. Sorry Rick, you’re just wrong on this. Many of those land owner that charge folks for hunting spend a butt load of money developing the environment for that purpose even importing exotics and developing the heard. These are conservationists and small businessmen, the backbone of the great land. My land and what is on it belongs to me and I should be able to use it the way I see fit. If you want controlled property I owe suggest a home owners association the allows hunting on every other members property. Good luck with that.

  8. I currently reside in Tennesee and was literally just speaking to my wife last night about us moving to Texas…specifically somewhere around the Wichita Falls area when she finishes college. If it comes down to the Oathkeepers helping protect this man’s land, I will be on my way. When the mission finishes, it will give me time to recon the area for what I hope to be my last move.

  9. ….for those going to the great state of Texas, land of free and the brave, may I suggest a heavy use of drones as a tool to cover your actions as well as “those others” who mean harm to our republic.


  10. “…The signing of the patent between the federal government and Mr. Henderson, along with his statutorily required payment of $1.25 per acre, finalized the work that had been done since then and returned full control of the surface of the land to Henderson….”

    Texas is sovereign, I do not believe The Republic of Texas ever ceded its land to USA. Original land records are in Austin.

    The Republic of Texas made many headright grants, that is, grants given on the condition that specified requirements be met by the grantees. Under the Constitution of 1836 all heads of families living in Texas on March 4, 1836, except Africans and Indians, were granted “first class” headrights of one league and one labor (4,605.5 acres), and single men aged seventeen years or older, one-third of a league (1,476.1 acres). By later laws “second class” headrights of 1,280 acres to heads of families and 640 acres to single men were granted to those who immigrated to Texas after the Texas Declaration of Independence and before October 1, 1837, and who remained in the republic for three years and performed the duties of citizenship. “Third class” headrights of 640 acres for heads of families and 320 acres for single men went to recipients who immigrated to Texas after October 1, 1837, and before January 1, 1840. In 1841 “fourth class” headright certificates of 640 acres for family heads and 320 acres for single men were granted conditionally to residents who immigrated to Texas between January 1, 1840, and January 1, 1842. A total of 36,876,492 acres was granted by the republic in headright certificates. In order to attract settlers, the Republic of Texas also made colonization contracts with various individuals to establish colonies in the republic and receive payment in land. In addition to large grants made directly to the contractors, settlers in such colonies were granted 640 acres each, if heads of families, or 320 acres, if single. Land grants made under colonization contracts amounted to 4,494,806 acres. As a further inducement to settlers, in 1845 the Congress of the republic passed the first Pre-emption Act, which gave to persons who had previously settled upon and improved vacant public lands, or who might thereafter settle upon and improve them, the right to purchase (pre-empt) up to 320 acres. Pre-emptors, or homesteaders, were required to cover their locations with valid certificates within three years. Under the state government this period was extended to January 1, 1854. By an act of 1853 homestead grants of not more than 320 acres were made available to those who had settled under the Pre-emption Act. This act was replaced by the Homestead Act of 1854, which reduced homestead grants to 160 acres and required a residence of three years. The policy of homestead grants was continued under acts of 1866 and 1870 and under the Constitution of 1876. The amount of land disposed of under the pre-emption and homestead laws of Texas is recorded at 4,847,136 acres.

    Post signs:

    Patents represent the last step in the land grant process, as the patent is the document that officially severs land from sovereignty. The Patent Collection at the Land Office is among the most important collections of documents in Texas because in many cases, the administrative copies of patents found at the Land Office are the only ones that exist. (

    Make use of your constitutional sheriff.


  11. Agenda 21, aka lots of greener groups,feel good groups, etc, are organized to eventually “control” your environment and strip your rights as a property owner. Here are several groups in Texas that print pretty words that seem harmless and agreeable, however the purpose is clear: Control everything. BLM is a tool in their process, a process that steals land. He with the biggest gun will win. It will boil down to what each of us is physically able to fight for and keep control of. Another Ruby Ridge or Waco will not set well with the mood of many Americans. It is one reason there is an effort underfoot to control the internet and other independent news. Out of sight, out of mind.

    Phase I: May – September 2008
    Constituency Building and Initial Research
    Created Regional Steering Committee, Technical Advisory Team, and County Stakeholder groups. Interviewed key
    leaders in the counties. Inventoried existing resources and developed a comprehensive database of existing parks
    and open space in the counties. Began current conditions and conservation finance research.
    Phase II: May 2008 and October 2008
    Develop Local Conservation Priorities
    Conducted stakeholder input meetings in each county to identify goals and priorities.
    Phase III: November – February 2009
    Conservation Goal Mapping
    With a Technical Advisory Team, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) developed an interactive Geographic Information
    System (GIS) computer model that visually represents the conservation goals identified by the Stakeholders.
    Phase IV: March – May 2009
    Refine Goal Maps
    Utilized stakeholder and technical input to refine the model, and to define and prioritize the parks and conservation
    acquisition needs in each county. Conducted local county stakeholder meetings to develop local “weighting” of goals.
    Phase V: June 2009
    Finalize Greenprint and Develop Implementation Strategies
    Presented model and final maps for review by stakeholders and finalized results. Developed Conservation Action
    Steps to implement the Greenprint results.
    Phase VI: July – October 2009
    Finalize Greenprint Results
    Placed the model online with the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) and published final materials.

  12. I hate to say this is somewhat legitimate boundary dispute. The North boundary of Texas along the Red River is defined as the South Boundary of the Louisiana Purchase. That’s the Southern most cut-bank of the Red River.

    The Red River is an old river that meanders a lot. Picking the Southern most cut-bank is not a cut and dried process just take look a Google Earth and see for your self.

    When I was hunting down there Texas Game Wardens never stepped off the high bank into the river bed on on the south side of Red River and considered everything South of that Texas. Now they have new can of worms.

    The Southern border of Oklahoma is the center of Red River. The rest defaults to the BLM. There have been 2 or 3 Supreme Court Cases with one leaving it to Oklahoma and Texas to work out. They couldn’t or didn’t.

    I wonder how the BLM will handle fishing and hunting laws and who you call if you need a cop. Do you get a Forest Ranger from New Mexico or the FBI from Wichita Falls?


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