WASHINGTON, DC- Following the 2020 election cycle, Democrats have already began drafting new and odd legislation to correct supposed wrong doings.
One of the outlandish proposals is by Democrat Senator Cory Booker, who wants to buy farm land from white farmers and give it away to their black counterparts.
The Justice for Black Farmers Act was announced on Thursday by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. A press release on Booker’s website explains that the policy is necessary for “correcting historic discrimination” that caused black farmers to lose land and money.
I'm proud to team up with @ewarren and @SenGillibrand to introduce the Justice for Black Farmers Act.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 24, 2020
We need to balance the scales after decades of systemic racism within @USDA have harmed Black farmers. https://t.co/aV7y8CcufX
The news release states:
“Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced landmark legislation aimed at addressing and correcting historic discrimination within the U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal farm assistance and lending that has caused black farmers to lose millions of acres of farmland and robbed black farmers and their families of hundreds of billions of dollars of inter-generational wealth.”
While this legislation sounds decently normal, it’s true plan is quite shocking.
Booker’s brilliant scheme to give land back to black farmers is to buy it from “willing sellers” and give it to black farmers “at no cost to the eligible black individuals.”
With this in mind, the legislation seems quite egregious and could very well lead to a disaster scenario of poorly equipped farmers receiving 160 acres of land without the proper tools to maintain it.