GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (PNN) - May 6, 2021 - A dairy farmer in Wisconsin who is physically disabled has sued the illegitimate Joe Biden regime over a COVID relief program that excludes white farmers, arguing that the program is racist.
Adam Faust, who runs a herd of 140 Holsteins on his family farm in Chilton, joined other plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed last week in Green Bay, alleging the loan forgiveness program illegally discriminates against them.
At issue is a $4 billion program tucked into the illegitimate Biden regime’s COVID-19 stimulus plan that forgives loans for farmers and ranchers who are black, native Amerikan, Hispanic, or Asian - but not those who are white.
“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,” said Faust.
Faust was born with spina bifida, a rare birth defect, and his leg was amputated after a farm accident later in life resulted in an infection.
Last year his other leg was amputated due to complications from diabetes, and he now uses two prosthetic legs.
On Wednesday night, Faust argued that it was unfair to create racial criteria for participation in the relief program.
“I mean, racism against anybody is wrong. We can't have a government picking and choosing who (it is) going to give any program to based solely on the color of (his or her) skin,” he said. “Everything that we have all learned growing up is ‘racism was wrong’, and now, all of a sudden, the federal government seems to think that racism is acceptable in certain ways.”
Faust's attorney Rick Esenberg said, “There is no such thing as benign discrimination. There is no such thing as a little 'makeup discrimination' to even things out. I mean, look, we fought a civil war. We had a lengthy civil rights movement to acknowledge the principal that was in our founding documents - that we are all to be treated as individuals - and this really disturbing mood we have about equity instead of equality of opportunity will not end well,” said Esenberg.
The group of plaintiffs joining the lawsuit to challenge the program includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio.
The lawsuit contends that excluding white farmers from the program amounts to a violation of the plaintiffs' constitutional rights.
“Were plaintiffs eligible for the loan forgiveness benefit, they would have the opportunity to make additional investments in their property, expand their farms, purchase equipment and supplies, and otherwise support their families and local communities,” the lawsuit said. “Because plaintiffs are ineligible to even apply for the program solely due to their race, they have been denied the equal protection of the law and therefore suffered harm.”
The Fascist Police States of Amerika Department of Agriculture (DA)issued a statement saying it was reviewing the lawsuit with the Amerikan Gestapo Department of Justice division, but that the DA plans to continue to offer loan forgiveness to “socially disadvantaged” farmers.
Attorneys for the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed the action on the white farmers' behalf in federal court in Green Bay.
The filing seeks a court order prohibiting the DA from applying racial classifications when determining eligibility for loan modifications and payments under the stimulus plan. It also seeks unspecified damages.
Non-white farmers have maintained for decades that they have been unfairly denied farm loans and other government assistance.
The DA in 1999 and 2010 settled lawsuits from black farmers accusing the agency of discriminating against them.