Texas agricultural commissioner Sid Miller is filing a lawsuit against the Biden Administration concerning the American Rescue Plan, according to The Western Journal.
The suit makes the claim that the American Rescue Plan Has not fully provided for many white ethnic groups that qualify as “socially disadvantaged.”
The suit goes further to suggest that the plan discriminates against these white ethnic groups.
Miller’s concern is that The Biden Administration was too vague regarding the interpretation of people that qualify as “socially disadvantaged.”
The lawsuit states, “Equal rights under law is the cornerstone of American constitutional jurisprudence: the principle that all citizens, regardless of status, wealth, race, color, religion, or creed, have the same rights and are entitled to the same standard of justice.”
“As a nation, we are devoted to the task of satisfying these sacred ideals and providing equal rights to citizens of all races, as the Constitution requires.”
“Profound progress has been made, and extraordinary milestones reached, throughout our history, serving as an inspiration to humanity and the nations of the world.”
“Yet, today, the Department of Agriculture lurches America dangerously backward, reversing the clock on American progress, and violating our most sacred and revered principles by actively and invidiously discriminating against American citizens solely based upon their race.”
“This is illegal, it is unconstitutional, it is wrong, and it must stop.”
The suit alleges that the Department of Agriculture limits “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers” to “African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan natives, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders.”
“These racial exclusions are patently unconstitutional, and the Court should permanently enjoin their enforcement.”
“Indeed, throughout American history, many white ethnic groups have been subject to ‘racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities,’ including Irish, Italians, Germans, Jews, and eastern Europeans.”
“Members of these ethnic groups unambiguously qualify as members of a ‘socially disadvantaged group,’ and as “socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers.”
“Plaintiff Sid Miller is a farmer and rancher. His ancestry is overwhelmingly white, and primarily Scotch-Irish. As is the case with many Americans, his ancestry is not limited to just one racial or ethnic group. Mr. Miller also has approximately 2% African-American ancestry.”
“An interpretation of the underlying statutes that excludes plaintiffs like Miller because he is not ‘black enough’ would raise grave constitutional concerns.”
Miller stated, “America First Legal opposes discrimination in all forms.”
More from The Western Journal:
The Texas agricultural commissioner is suing the Biden administration, claiming the way some provisions in the American Rescue Plan that provide aid to farmers and ranchers are being interpreted leaves out many white ethnic groups who qualify as “socially disadvantaged,” and thus discriminates against them.
The suit by Sid Miller, himself a rancher, comes in his capacity as a private citizen, not a public official, according to his complaint.
The crux of Miller’s class-action suit, filed Monday, is that the Biden administration has narrowly and vaguely interpreted the concept of who is considered “socially disadvantaged” and therefore eligible for financial assistance under certain provisions of the bill. Because of this very narrow definition, the lawsuit said, ethnic groups that have suffered prejudice and discrimination are left behind.
The suit says the Biden administration wants to make some Americans more equal than others
It added that the Department of Agriculture’s interpretation of the phrase “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers” is limited to “African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan natives, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders.” White farmers and ranchers are not included, according to the suit.
The suit said a simple glance at American history can prove that people have faced prejudice based on their ethnicity.
The lawsuit trolled Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who found after a much-ballyhooed claim of Native American ancestry that she had but a drop of Native American blood in her veins.
Miller’s suit noted that he, as well, might be construed to be eligible.
The lawsuit is filed through America First Legal — a group founded by Stephen Miller, an adviser to former President Donald Trump.