As a civil rights attorney, Leo Terrell knows a wrong when he sees it.
But the monstrosity of the COVID “relief” bill signed by President Joe Biden last week has one glaring wrong that even non-lawyers should understand:
It includes billions of taxpayer dollars for farmers based solely on the color of their skin — and Terrell clearly detests it.
“As a civil rights attorney, for my entire life, I fought for equality,” Terrell told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday’s “Hannity” program.
“And what the Democrats have done with this bill, they have turned the farming industry into inequality — I want every one of your viewers to understand what happened.
“If you’re white and you need financial help and you’re a farmer, you don’t get it,” Terrell said.
“Not because you don’t need the help, but because of skin color,” Terrell said. “And then you flip it over. And if you’re black, brown or yellow, regardless, because of your skin color, you get the help. That is racist, it’s unfair, it’s what we fought against for hundreds of years.”
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Terrell isn’t exaggerating about the skin color.
As CBS News reported Thursday, the bill contains $5 billion for “farmers of color” — $4 billion to pay off or forgive direct or guaranteed loans, and another $1 billion for “farmer grants, college scholarships and other efforts for minority growers.”
“They have turned racism upside down and now it’s the Democrats who talk a good game about equality. They’re the racists,” Terrell said.
The law, he said, is blatantly unconstitutional.
“It violates the equal protection and my heart goes out to farmers, regardless of color, because they are being discriminated against. When did the farm industry become a source of racial discrimination?” he asked.
In the liberal-dominated social media world, Terrell got plenty of pushback, of course. But he also got plenty of support from conservative (or just sane) Americans who haven’t abandoned the idea of equality that’s at the heart of the country’s foundation.
Amazingly they claim unity and believe no bias. Why do we celebrate anything? black history, women, hispanic & Asian heritage, LGBTQI ? We are a nation of no bias! This bill is their way of reparations and it’s just the beginning!
— Deplorable Neanderthal (@sfaz0421) March 16, 2021
He’s Totally RIGHT!
— Doug Pollard (@dlp59801) March 16, 2021
Farm aid by skin color is racist.
— SuburbanSituation (@SuburbanSituat1) March 16, 2021
More than 50 years ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 became law — over strenuous opposition from Southern Democrats. The acts were aimed at destroying Jim Crow laws, the legal obscenities created by the Democratic Party of the South to enshrine into law discrimination on the basis of skin color.
In the United States of 2021, the Democratic Party has used a bill ostensibly aimed at coronavirus relief measures to enshrine into law discrimination on the basis of skin color.
Only a progressive could call that “progress.”
And no American needs to be a lawyer to understand that it’s wrong.
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