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Legal Organization Suing Biden Administration Over Racial Discrimination Against Farmers And Ranchers

Legal Organization Suing Biden Administration Over Racial Discrimination Against Farmers And Ranchers

“The Constitution forbids government action that discriminates based upon race. Yet the Biden Administration’s Department of Agriculture—aided by the new Congress—is actively engaging in outright racial discrimination.”

The $1.9 trillion dollar COVID stimulus attempts to address the hardships of American farmers, but has a racial aspect built into it.

Critics are calling it a form of racial discrimination and one legal group is already suing over it.

The American media has been overwhelmingly positive about this for reasons which should be obvious, but many farmers are not impressed.

The Daily Mail reported in March:

White farmers blast $5bn promised to minority farm-owners in Biden’s relief bill as discrimination and ‘racism’ with Sen. Lindsey Graham claiming it is a form of ‘reparations’

White farmers have voiced their frustration after President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package this week awarded $5billion to minority farmers while not offering them the same aid.

The Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act was introduced to the relief package by Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock in early February to provide immediate financial relief to black, indigenous, and Hispanic farmers.

The bill provides $4billion in direct payments to farmers of color and has allocated $1 billion to address systemic racism at the U.S. Agriculture Department (USAD), providing legal assistance to farmers of color and grants and loans to improve land access for minorities.

The $4billion will provide direct payments of up to 120 percent of a ‘socially disadvantaged’ farmer or rancher’s outstanding debt as of January 1, 2021.

Yet white farmers believe the add-on to the relief package is discriminatory as South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham blasts the money as ‘reparations’.

America First Legal has launched a lawsuit:

America First Legal Sues Biden Admin to End Racial Discrimination Against Farmers and Ranchers

Today, America First Legal (AFL) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas to stop the Biden Administration from administering a program created by Congress in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that discriminates against American citizen farmers and ranchers based upon their race. Specifically, Sections 1005 and 1006 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provide benefits to farmers and ranchers, but excludes many potential beneficiaries based solely upon their ethnicity or race.

AFL President Stephen Miller issued the following statement:

America First Legal opposes discrimination in all forms. We hold fast to the immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr. that Americans “should not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” These soul-stirring words are now inscribed onto the heart of every American. And they flow directly from the Declaration of Independence’s recognition that all men are created equal. And they are embodied by AFL’s founding charter. MLK’s vision is fundamental to our democracy, in which all citizens are equal both in front of the law and in the eyes of their Creator. For this reason, AFL is filing a lawsuit today against the Biden Administration to prevent it from administering programs created under the American Rescue Plan Act that discriminate against American farmers and ranchers based upon the basis of race. As Chief Justice John Roberts plainly avowed, “[T]he way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” With today’s lawsuit against the Biden Administration, AFL makes clear that it will defend MLK’s vision, our Constitutional order, and the civil rights of all citizens.

The Constitution forbids government action that discriminates based upon race. Yet the Biden Administration’s Department of Agriculture—aided by the new Congress—is actively engaging in outright racial discrimination.

Democrats and this administration are determined to divide Americans by race, even in something as fundamental as our farming industry. It’s disgraceful.

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    SuddenlyHappyToBeHere in reply to Paul. | April 28, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Rant much, racist? I cannot believe that Prof. Jacobsen toletates much of the drivel that is posted on his blog.

      Welcome, clearly you must be new here if you think that constitutes a “rant” on my part.

      And clearly irony, satire and some of the other finer types of humor are lost on you.

      I hope you enjoy tossing around insults as a keyboard warrior… if you ever called me a racist to my face I’d smash your lying fucking mouth in for you. Now fuck off.

And this is on top of the billions of taxpayer dollars that were already pissed away in the reparations scheme known as the Pigford settlement, where black “farmer” wannabes (or any black person willing to submit an affidavit claiming they once thought about being a farmer) were handed U.S. Treasury checks for $50,000.00.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Observer. | April 27, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    There needs o be a study of all recipients current financial situations. I bet most squandered it. Also, who are the players in seeking those funds? Is it likely there is a small industry profiting handsomely, maybe helping promote fraud?

Racism cannot drive out racism. Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that

The only surprise in this legal action is that it took them so long to file it.

Biden’s policy was blatantly RACIST from the moment it was announced.

The Biden Administration is RACIST.

SJW were mute on this policy and Biden’s other racist policies. Funny how the neo-racists only see racism when it suits them.

Hard to see a way this policy could ultimately survive legal challenge. Clawback of the funds would be messy if not impossible, so an injuction until legal challenge is decided would certainly not be out of the question.

Diversity, inequity, and exclusion. It’s a Pro-Choice religious revival.

Ponder how brazen the Dhimmi-crats have become about engaging in transparently unconstitutional and illegal race discrimination, all couched in their contrived Newspeak language of alleged “social justice” and “equity.”

“Democrats…are determined to divide Americans by race, even in something as fundamental as our farming industry. It’s disgraceful.”

That has always been the goal of the Democrat Party. I remember Wallace, Mattox, and the other Democrats along with their soldiers – the KKK.

It is disgraceful, Democrat, and Marxist. This is what Democrats do and what slaves accept. MLK was not a slave but his legacy appears to be in Siberia.

More and more states are doing the same thing. Oregon took 62 million dollars from Covid stimulus and gave it only to black people

https://www.theoregoncaresfund.org/

https://www.theoregoncaresfund.org/faqs-1

The courts, such as they are now, will punt. If and when it ever gets to SCOTUS, they will also punt (the money will likely have been spent long before, so they will say it’s moot). Our founders’ vision of dividing the government into three branches worked brilliantly for over 200 years, but ultimately the judiciary is not able to hold back a full fledged unified assault on our constitution from the other two branches. It is too slow, too intimidated by mob rule and does not command its own armed forces.

It figures that the despicable hustler-bigot, Warnock, newly-ensconced in his D.C. sinecure, would sponsor this idiotic, racist and unconstitutional disgrace of a bill.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 27, 2021 at 11:29 pm

No real comment, just testing something.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 28, 2021 at 7:58 am

Oh goodie, another lawsuit that will be dismissed out of hand for merit, standing, laches or whatever the judge decides. Face it people, this racist nonsense is now the congressional gold standard for legislation and isn’t about to be overturned by the judicial system.

Close The Fed | April 28, 2021 at 2:54 pm

Professor, the new comment feature, where a reply states to whom it is a reply, is great!

Thanks!

command_liner | April 28, 2021 at 10:55 pm

Reading the ruling in Griggs v Duke Power, where the logic was based on CRA ’64, there is one key sentence.

“Discriminatory preference for any group, minority or majority, is precisely and only what Congress has proscribed.”

Can there just be a MSJ and get rid of this Biden-Harris-crapola? Can a federal judge in some distant court just put a halt to this idiocy? Looks like an easy one.

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