Judge J. Campbell Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found it unconstitutional for the federal government to impose a moratorium on rent payments, since there is no history of such an action in the country.
The Biden administration recently extended until March the moratorium that prevents evicting nonpaying tenants, a provision that was sued by a group of affected landlords in Texas, according to Newsweek Feb. 25.
“Although the COVID-19 [CCP Virus] pandemic persists, so does the Constitution,” Barker wrote, adding, “Declaring the scope of the constitutional power is therefore appropriate relief.”
Barker also projected into the future the powers taken by the federal government to issue this injunction and considered that it would be a “prohibited federal police power” and could still be used to prevent evictions at any time thereafter.
The order imposed by the federal government is classified as a violation of private property rights, by the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF), an entity that was empowered by the plaintiffs in this case.
“The court’s order today holding the CDC’s interference with private property rights under the veil of COVID-19 serves as notice to the Biden administration that the Constitution limits government power,” according to Kimberly Hermann, counsel for SLF.
According to observers, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus pandemic caused governments to overreach the powers granted by the voters, to the detriment of the voters.
Many of the provisions imposed in this regard continue to seriously affect the country’s economy, especially small entrepreneurs.
Recent research indicates that the current crisis puts some 13.9 million small businesses in the country at serious risk of bankruptcy by April 1, warns the U.S. small business group Alignable.
Even more serious, the progressive policies of the new Democratic administration tend to increase public spending and impose an increase in the minimum wage of almost 50 percent, which will mean an increase in taxes and wage costs for businesses.
These effects are contrary to what Small and medium-sized enterprises need at this time in order to survive the crisis.
The energy policies imposed by President Joe Biden’s executive orders are aimed at reducing oil production, which is already causing an inevitable increase in fuel prices, with inflationary effects. This implies another major setback for the small producer.