Earlier this year, in an effort to help farmers get back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on their livelihoods, President Joe Biden announced a farmer’s loan forgiveness program that sounded wonderful, unless you happen to have the wrong skin color.
The program, which excluded white farmers — who suffered like any others — only benefited minority farmers. According to Breitbart, the Florida-based Federal Judge Marcia Morales Howard ruled against the president’s ridiculous plan in the form of an injunction, writing that the Biden administration is attempting to address race issues by practicing racism.
The lawsuit to stop Biden’s skin color-based loan forgiveness program for farmers was brought to the courts by Scott Wynn, a white farmer, who’s being represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation. On the legal foundation’s website is a quick rundown of Wynn’s situation, which is not unlike the situation experienced by white farmers across the country.
“A farm loan forgiveness provision is baked into the COVID-19-driven American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, but Scott is not eligible—because he is white. The law allows loan forgiveness of up to 120 percent but only for minority farmers and ranchers, who the law automatically treats as ‘socially disadvantaged,’ regardless of their individual circumstances,” the website reads.
The PLF argued that the government is not allowed to determine who’s eligible for such programs based on race or skin color — an argument with which Judge Morales Howard agreed.
“The Constitution’s promise of equal justice under the law is that the government will treat people as individuals, not simply as members of their racial group. “In the eyes of government, we are just one race here. It is American,” she wrote.
The federal judge continued, writing, “all Americans are entitled to equal treatment regardless of color. Plaintiff Scott Wynn brings this lawsuit to challenge a law that distributes benefits and burdens on the basis of race in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.”
Though Biden’s Justice Department attempted to defend the program, which was inserted into the American Rescue Plan Act, Judge Morales Howard wasn’t buying it, writing in her decision, “Race or ethnicity is the sole, inflexible factor that determines the availability of relief provided by the government.”
Thankfully, we still have federal judges who are able to take a stand against such asinine programs. Perhaps the Biden administration will consider the legal ramifications of such blatant discrimination the next time they attempt to appease the ultra-woke, progressive left.