A federal judge has halted the federal debt forgiveness program because it is limited to minorities only, whites need not apply. This denies white farmers equal protection under the law.
The judge halted the program, saying that white farmers would likely win their case since it is unconstitutional.
Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District, issued an order temporarily halting the program until their case can be heard.
The race-based program violates the constitution’s equal protection clause which forbids raced based eligibility. Still, Biden’s lawyers are trying to pretend that they will be allowed to continue the racist program.
The program was part of Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion boondoggles. The checks to minority farmers were due to be sent out very soon. Now they will have to wait until the case is settled.
Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), who represents the white farmers said:
“The Court recognized that the federal government’s plan to condition and allocate benefits based on race raises grave constitutional concerns and threatens our clients with irreparable harm.”
In reaction to the decision, USDA spokesman Matt Herrick said in a statement:
“We respectfully disagree with this temporary order and USDA will continue to forcefully defend our ability to carry out this act of Congress and deliver debt relief to socially disadvantaged borrowers. When the temporary order is lifted, USDA will be prepared to provide the debt relief authorized by Congress.”
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The Washington Post explained:
The assistance program, which was passed by the Senate in March as part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus relief package, sought to correct long-standing disadvantages faced by Black, Latino, and other minority farmers in getting loans from banks and the government.
The program is open to any producer who is black, Native American, Hispanic, Asian American, or Pacific Islander, but if you are white you are out of luck if you want the same help minorities to get. What if congress passed a law that was for whites only? There would be plenty of well-justified kicking and screaming against such a law.