Texas Farmers Disapprove Aid Based On Race And Gender

A group of white Texas farmers requested on Monday that a federal judge block the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from distributing disaster and pandemic aid based on such factors as race, gender or other special discriminatory categories.

The group is represented by the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a nonprofit organization and was filed in the U.S. District Court in Amarilla, Texas.

“When natural disasters strike, they don’t discriminate based on race and sex. Neither should the Department of Agriculture,” the group said in a public statement.

“The Constitution promises equal treatment to all Americans regardless of their race or sex,” the statement also said. It then accused the USDA of violating the constitutional guarantee of the separation of powers in the distribution of relief funds and that they can prove that the department gave more money to some farmers based upon such discriminatory factors forbidden by law.

Further bolstering their argument, the lawsuit makes reference to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last year to end affirmative action in higher education and quoted the case saying that “eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it.”

This isn’t the first time that the federal government under the Biden administration has attempted to use race as a determining factor in distributing aid to farmers. In 2021, white dairy farmer Adam Faust filed a lawsuit for exactly that reason, resulting in a judge halting a program worth $4 billion that attempted to pay off the debts of “socially disadvantaged” farmers — in other words, not white.

President Joe Biden has never been an incredibly inspiring leader in the executive office. When he ran for president in 2020, he was already ailing in his age and demeanor, routinely tripping over his words, as well as his own feet.

Yet somehow he managed to win the coveted spot of being the “anybody but Trump” placeholder for the Democratic party’s presidential ticket and, at any cost, became the man sitting in the Oval Office today.

It is precisely because of his lack of inspirational leadership that he ends up offering programs that surely he and his advisors know will be blocked by federal judges as unconstitutional — but will still make headlines and allow him to claim some political points with targeted demographics for attempting to “look out for the little guy.”

Unfortunately, this is just Democrat playbook tactics as usual and a waste of energy for those who end up having to fight for their constitutional rights.