Citing constitutional concerns, judge halts Biden’s race-based aid for ‘disadvantaged’ farmers

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President Joe Biden’s racist agenda just came to a screeching halt thanks a federal judge in Wisconsin who issued an order Thursday forcing the administration to temporarily halt its race-based farmers’ assistance program.

Funded by the coronavirus relief package signed by Biden in March, the program has been doling out an estimated $5 million in aid but only to farmers in so-called “socially disadvantaged groups,” which in reality means everybody but white people.

In April, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) nonprofit launched a suit on behalf of 12 white farmers accusing the administration of trying to “override the constitutional ban on race discrimination.”

“It was just out and out racist, and I really don’t think that there should be racism allowed in the federal government at any level!” one of the plaintiffs, disabled dairy farmer Adam Faust, reportedly said at the time.

In a ruling Thursday, Judge William Griesbach reportedly concurred.

“Griesbach pointed out that the United States Department of Agriculture provided the debt relief ‘without actually considering the financial circumstances of the applicant,’ and that there is no evidence of ‘intentional discrimination’ by the agency in recent agriculture subsidies or pandemic relief efforts,” the New York Post reported.

In other words, the judge said the Biden administration is trying to fix a problem that doesn’t actually exist — and it’s trying to fix it with blatant discrimination.

He explained that the way the program is designed, the “only consideration in determining whether a farmer or rancher’s loans should be completely forgiven is the person’s race or national origin,” meaning the farmers cited in the suit “are completely excluded from participation in the program based on their race.”

And this is neither moral nor constitutional.

“The obvious response to a government agency that claims it continues to discriminate against farmers because of their race or national origin is to direct it to stop: it is not to direct it to intentionally discriminate against others on the basis of their race and national origin,” Griesbach said.

Congress “cannot discriminate on the basis of race,” he added.

The mainstream left used to know this. They don’t anymore.

Rick Esenberg, the president and general counsel for WILL, was satisfied with the decision.

“The Court recognized that the federal government’s plan to condition and allocate benefits on the basis of race raises grave constitutional concerns and threatens our clients with irreparable harm. The Biden administration is radically undermining bedrock principles of equality under the law,” he said, according to the Journal.

But the Biden administration was not pleased.

“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,” a USDA spokesperson reportedly said.

In other words, the Biden administration is adamant that racially discriminating against white people is somehow the right thing to do.

This is the second time that the administration has sought to discriminate against whites — and likewise the second time that it’s been stopped by the judiciary.

Through the same coronavirus bill signed in March, the Biden administration tried to prioritize assistance to restaurants by race but was stopped short in a ruling last month.

“The specific provision struck down was part of the law’s $29 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant program for small, privately owned restaurants struggling to meet payroll and rent due to the COVID crisis. The law, which was passed almost entirely by a party-line vote in March, grants priority status to restaurants that have 51% ownership or more composed of specific racial and ethnic groups as well as women,” journalist Glenn Greenwald reported on Substack at the time.

“By effectively relegating struggling businesses owned by white males or ethnicities and nationalities excluded from a priority designation ‘to the back of the line,’ the COVID relief program, ruled the court by a 2-1 decision, ran afoul of core constitutional guarantees.”

What made the ruling particularly devastating for the Biden administration was that it was written by the minority of East Indian descent seen below:

The law was designed for “presumptively sending men from non-favored racial groups … to the back of the line,” Justice Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit blunted noted in his ruling.

It was therefore designed to revive Jim Crow, with the only difference between the skin color of the oppressors and the skin color of the victims.

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