As part of its pandemic relief program, the Biden team came up with a plan to relieve the federal loans of farmers. Except it was only for non-white farmers.
You can’t do that, you say? Well, apparently the Biden folks have an issue with treating folks equally under the law.
According to the Washington Times, the plan defined “socially disadvantaged” farmers and ranchers as “Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, or Asian, or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.” Talk about racist, calling people “socially disadvantaged” based purely on race and then excluding anyone who was white from the relief.
In an op-ed, sixth generation farmer Leisl Carpenter, wrote, “Biden’s law is seemingly designed to racially humiliate Americans like me.”
To qualify under the bill, an applicant or his farm needn’t have experienced racial discrimination. There is not even a requirement that the applicant have suffered any direct economic loss due to the lockdowns. Skin color is the most important consideration.
Those who qualify are eligible for up to 120 percent debt relief on their farm loan through the Farm Service Agency. You might notice that 120 percent is higher than 100 percent. Yes, the bill offers a windfall to many farmers who might never have personally suffered discrimination in the course of their agricultural business or any serious financial damage from COVID-19.
But the Biden team was brought up short by one of the few branches of government showing some sense nowadays — the federal courts.
District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson of the Western District of Tennessee granted the motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture them implementing the plan that barred white farmers and ranchers.
“The Court finds that Plaintiff has shown a substantial likelihood that he will prevail on his claim that Section 1005 violates his right to equal protection under the law,” the decision states. “Absent action by the Court, socially disadvantaged farmers will obtain debt relief, while Plaintiff will suffer the irreparable harm of being excluded from that program solely on the basis of his race.”
The judge, while
Continue reading on RedState