(Natural News) A Texas Judge has ruled against the CDC’s ongoing Eviction Moratorium Order, an unconstitutional government intervention that is creating a ticking time bomb of financial disasters.
In September of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gained sweeping new powers over people and property, as they claimed dominion over all private property and rental contracts in the US. The CDC enacted an Eviction Moratorium Order, barring landlords and housing authorities from filing eviction actions against tenants who were unable or unwilling to pay rent. The CDC made it a CRIME for property owners to evict a “covered person” whose income is below a government-appropriated threshold. Property owners were threatened with $250,000 fines and one year of imprisonment for evicting a “covered person.” The CDC’s order has only allowed governments to continue on with lock downs that harm people financially. The repercussions of the lock downs have not been fully realized yet because the federal government continues to intervene in compounding market issues that aren’t being allowed to self correct. The fallout from bad government policies and lock downs continues to be kicked further down the road.
CDC violates contractual law, holds property owners hostage
The CDC justifies their capricious overreach and abuse of power because it is more important to “slow the spread of covid-19” and keep people in place than it is to let the market work, with people working together and taking responsibility for their actions. With people held down in poverty, the government can continue to assert power over their lives, keeping them in lock down, in desperate financial situations, and in helpless mentalities.
The CDC’s order was set to expire by the end of December, but it was extended through January by a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed on December 27, by former President Donald Trump. When the Joe Biden regime assumed office in January, the eviction moratorium order was extended yet again, to the end of March. Over the past year, the CDC has set new a precedent, voiding private contracts between landlords and tenants, while suspending the private property rights of millions of property owners.
Texas Judge rules against CDC’s eviction moratorium
Now a Texas judge is taking a stand against the CDC and a federal government that is drunk with illegal authority. U.S. District Judge John Barker stated that eviction moratoriums are typically enacted by the states, not by the federal government. He wrote in his 21-page ruling, “After analyzing the relevant precedents, the court concludes that the federal government’s Article I power to regulate interstate commerce and enact laws necessary and proper to that end does not include the power to impose the challenged eviction moratorium.”
The CDC was challenged by a group of property managers and landlords from Texas. The plaintiffs in the case are challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s authority, questioning whether the CDC can impose or legislate a nationwide moratorium on specific tenants, overriding contractual law. These property owners spent months losing rental income and were not allowed to seek new tenants who are willing to pay rent. Landlords have been robbed by the CDC and have been forced to take months of financial losses that only saddle tenants and property owners with more debt, while making it harder for people to adapt their lives to the catastrophic shutdowns that governments have enforced.
“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,” stated General Counsel Kimberly Hermann from the Southeastern Legal Foundation.
The Department of Justice defended the CDC and responded with an appeal. Brian M. Boynton, acting assistant attorney general for the department’s civil division, said, “The Department of Justice respectfully disagrees with the February 25 decision of the district court in Terkel v. CDC that the CDC’s eviction moratorium exceeds Congress’ powers under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause, and the Department has appealed that decision.”
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