Who is Daniel Smith?
This Preview will bring you up to speed about a decade-long, Federal-storm-trooper assault on a humble, caring soul who sought only to help disease-stricken fellow humans worldwide.
Why Daniel Smith has become a hero for tens of thousands of suffering people throughout the globe: Daniel founded Project Green Life (PGL), an alternative health association that made the first professional grade MMS (Master Mineral Solution) ~ making it available in over 160 countries between 2007 and 2011.
Out of the blue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began warning Daniel that they wanted the distribution of MMS to stop - immediately. Following legal consultation, Daniel wrote the FDA explaining how MMS was improving the health of multitudes around the world and asked them why they were making this demand. Silence. Daniel sent the document again. Continued silence. Daniel repeated a third time.
Rather than responding, the FDA initiated a year-long clandestine reconnaissance mission for the purpose of secretly securing search and seizure warrants aimed at putting PGL out of business in one fail swoop. It became obvious that this pursuit by the FDA was another example of a plethora of similar militant assaults on other Alternative Health companies and practitioners and in truth was a part of the agency's ongoing war against health freedom. In Daniel’s case they threatened him with 38 years in a Federal prison figuring Daniel would immediately close Project Green Life and thus block the distribution of MMS ever again.
Even though hundreds of users of MMS wrote the FDA declaring praises for the efficacy of MMS the FDA continued and intensified their unconstitutional actions. Daniel was arrested and charged with six felonies along with his wife and two employees. For what you ask? Helping people to get well.
Following a mockery of a trial in which Daniel was forbidden by the Judge to put on a defense he was convicted and sentenced to 51 months in a Federal Penitentiary. Even with this travesty-of-justice punishment the Prosecutor argued with the Judge demanding Daniel be sentenced to Life in Prison.
As you look through this fact-filled blog (StandByDaniel.com) you’ll suspect a scheming collusion between the FDA and gigantic International Pharmaceutical entities. Daniel was portrayed as a conniving, evil, greedy Snake-Oil profiteer. One Federal employee even said, "I consider you a Domestic Terrorist!" Really? C’mon. Get real.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Right? This blog ~ StandByDaniel.com ~ will answer this query.
April 12, 2016
From Daniel in Sheridan, OR Federal Prison Camp
Dear Friends and Family:
I have heard through the grapevine that next Tuesday (April 19, 2016) is an important day as it pertains to a motion being argued / heard for my potential release ~ pending a matter before the Ninth Circuit United States Appellate Court in San Francisco.
This development is unrelated to my direct appeal and I can't provide details for reasons I can't very well explain. Instead allow me to ask that you fire up the prayer chains to send prayers and good thoughts and intentions towards my attorneys, who will be preparing and ultimately arguing, and the Ninth Circuit Judges who will be listening and deciding.
Specifically we pray for renewed energy and strength, supernatural wisdom and persuasiveness for my attorneys, that the Honorable Justices will have wisdom, justice and mercy, and that our enemies will be humbled, confounded, and sent home empty handed.
And perhaps most importantly, that the Glory of God and the vision that was seen and written in 2014 will be remembered and fulfilled at this time so that all the world can see that His promises are always kept.
Feb. 2, 2016
Daniel (Smith) here, sending warmth and gratitude for all your support from Sheridan Federal Prison (USA). Thanks to Dad for keeping the family up to date. I'm sorry it’s taken so long to write. Alas, I have seen the cold concrete walls of at least 25 cells in 10 separate facilities, shackled and shuffled between four states in too many vans, buses and airplanes to count, all with fellow prisoners, many of whom harmed no one but found themselves equally at odds with government policies fueled by greed. I now languish hopeful in a 10 x15, 6-man cube with five other inmates, most of whom are "political" prisoners of war - the government's "war on drugs" that is, primarily marijuana, while me, sodium chlorite (MMS). It would be a satire if it weren't a tragedy.
One gentleman in my cube, age 65, ran a fully licensed medical marijuana dispensary in California and another, 64 yesterday, is serving his eighth year for growing his own plants in Oregon where it is now legal! Their stories don't differ much from my own. In fact, many of the stories here sound about the same... underhanded trickery and extortion tactics by zealous prosecutors aided by complacent judges in an effort to warehouse more bodies as sureties for bonds sold on Wall Street to make the rich richer and keep the powerful in power. Its the greatest human trafficking scheme since 18th century American slavery. Many Americans have little clue what their penal system has descended into. I tell you this to explain that one does not come to this forsaken place filled with society's almost-forgotten without first great expense to both the public and the human spirit. This is from whence I will now fight my appeal and, with your help, win.
As I write these words by a waning book light, I am listening in headphones to a song that Karis (my wife) recently dedicated to me. You've probably heard it... "Like a small boat on the ocean... sending big waves into motion... like how a single word... can make a heart open... I may only have one match, but I can make an explosion... This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove 'em all right song. My power's turned on... starting right now I'll be strong... I'll play my fight song... and I don't really care if nobody else believes, cuz I still got alotta fight left in me!" ("Fight Song" by: Rachel Platten). Thank you, Rachel Platten, for breathing life into the human spirit!
For those of the family who need an update... on May 27, 2015, after being denied an opportunity to present a case in defense, yours truly was found ostensibly "guilty" for Project GreenLife's involvement in the worldwide distribution of MMS, which the FDA arbitrarily deemed a "misbranded drug" in order to subject it to the agency's tyrannical regulatory scheme. Seemingly pleased with how the government's one-sided show trial went, the judge immediately remanded me to U.S. Marshal custody.
At the sound of the gavel, I looked to the gallery to find Karis' eyes and steadied my gaze as they cuffed my wrists and walked me away. In a back room I was stripped of my coat, tie, belt, shoe laces, and placed alone in a dimly lit cell where I immediately closed my eyes and reached out in front of me to trace Karis' and the kids' faces and replayed a scene from the previous evening when I watched Sabby make a heart with her little hands through the car window. If this would be my last memory of her for awhile, I wanted to hold onto it... make it last. I grieved that I would miss her school performance that night and that she would not even know why her Dad missed it until it was over. I wanted to tell her I was sorry.
For months I fought from a tiny cell for the right to take up my own defense again. This would not be granted until I made known that I possessed a recording of my court-appointed attorney admitting the judge had supplanted former standby counsel with the federal defenders office, despite a well-established conflict, in order to have an attorney of her own preference handle my case, which was described as being "a problem child" for my having put forth a vigorous defense.
On October 27, 2015, I was ceremoniously sentenced to 51 months in federal prison, 48 months of probation, and a $12,500 fine. The courtroom was packed... one side with family, friends and supporters, the other with government employees and two rows of law students who came to see the show. ABC News' Cindi Galli and her film crew from New York also flew in for the proceedings in hopes to obtain an interview. Ms. Galli later stated to an interviewee that she had received hundreds of emails from supporters all over the world. Thank you!
I represented myself during sentencing ... won some arguments, lost some arguments. You could have heard a pin drop during my cross-examination of the lead FDA agent as she struggled in silence not to admit that she in fact had no firsthand knowledge of any victims, financial or otherwise in regards to MMS. I had a fever and headache during the proceedings and the U.S. Marshals prohibited me from taking the Advil the nurse had given me before I left the jail. One by one, people came to the podium and spoke about their relationship with me, business, family and community. There were many tears and I remember feeling afterwards that I had never felt more loved on any other day in my life. Thank you!
One supporter, a film-maker, informed the court that the history of the case had been well documented and that there would be a documentary exposing all the shenanigans. Another supporter flew in from Ecuador to explain how his mother had been cured of breast cancer using MMS. At one point he turned to the lead FDA agent and prosecutor and asked how they could sleep at night and told them they should be ashamed of themselves.
A special petition for leniency in sentencing was presented bearing thousands of signatures obtained the week prior. The judge breezed through it and commented something to the effect: "I see several people claim that MMS cured their cancer, but we have no way of knowing if they weren't just in remission." I've since concluded there is no earthly cure for pathological disbelief. All in all, the consensus is that your prayers and support helped reduce the sentence that could have been as high as 37 years. Thank you!
Immediately following sentencing, I was transported back to county jail. One marshal commented that I sure had a lot of people who loved me. Another said, "I have to ask... what is MMS?" He said he was looking up "MMS" on his cell phone while people were giving testimony about it. Back at the jail, a friendly corrections officer and proponent of alternative health well versed in oxygen therapies asked me through my cell door if I would do it all over again knowing now what they would put me through. Before I could reply, she answered her own question with a smile. "Of course you would, because of all the lives that have been saved." This reminded me that there are still good and honest people who work for the government.
On my very first night in this prison, I met an inmate who'd cured himself of prostrate cancer using MMS in 2011. He later went on, after PGL went out of business, he said, to purchase MMS by the case from another vendor in order to share it with friends and family. Standing next to him in the same line was an inmate whose wife was presently using MMS for skin cancer. A few days later I met someone who used to work with a group that administered MMS regularly with spectacular results. Having since had Jim Humble's book ("Master Mineral of the Third Millennium") sent into the prison for my personal library, its been perpetually checked out by a growing list of inmates.
There are really no words to express my gratitude for having been given these experiences my first day here, because they remind me that none of this has ever been in vain. MMS continues to change lives everywhere. What the FDA meant for ill-will and vindictive purposes has merely served to further expose corporate greed and government malfeasance, while educating the masses that there are viable, inexpensive alternatives to the costly poisons of big pharma.
Yesterday, an inmate asked me the one question that every inmate is eventually asked: "So, did you do it?" "Did I do what," I asked? "Whatever they said you did, did you actually do it?" This gave me the opportunity to reflect. After all, I have to believe this journey has, in part, been for the purpose of self discovery. To answer the question, did Daniel Smith sell a misbranded drug with the intent to defraud or mislead the FDA (or anyone else) as the government boldly alleged? Not even in the slightest. Did PGL fraudulently import a misbranded drug into the United States? Certainly not, and the government always knew as much. Did anyone conspire to break any law or to obstruct the FDA? Not even.
These questions seem even more absurd to me today than they did when I first read the indictment. But when all of the incredible power of the government is marshaled against you, one eventually has to ask, "What did I step in? Am I really that person they are saying I am?" I'll never forget the words of a dear friend who captured in a single question the essence of the ego's greatest fear... "What if everyone finds out I'm a fraud?" I have since learned that it is not until we face that question within ourselves, and come out on the other side, that we could ever know who we really are... and who we aren't.
As I come to this portion of the letter, I am listening in headphones to the song "Through All of It", by Colton Dixon, a song that has become my private anthem in this season of my life. If while reading this you have access to the Internet, you might find it on YouTube, or somewhere, and it can better provide the poignant context with which I share these lyrics...
"There are days of taking more than I can give, and there are choices that I've made that I wouldn't make again. I've had my share of laughter, of tears and troubled times. This has been the story of my life. I have won, and I have lost. I got it right sometimes, but sometimes I did not. Life's been a journey. I've seen joy. I've seen regret. Oh and you have been my God through all of it." ("Through All of It" by: Colton Dixon).
When I lay down to sleep at night, I put this song on in my headphones and daydream of being home again with my family, dancing with my wife within the periphery of my children who may one day tell their families how they remember seeing mom and dad dance and being glad to have grown up in a loving home. I daydream of them telling our grandchildren that grandpa always said, "There's nothing like a home filled with laughter, love and music."
I pray that I've handed down something important by my example... that having the courage to stand up for what you believe, right or wrong, even against the worst odds, is totally worth it, and that having courage does not mean that you won't be afraid. Whoever I was when I first started this journey has been transmuted by all the love and support of those who have believed in me, even when I have struggled to believe in myself. If God is love, then truly, your love has been God to me, through all of it. And for this, I thank you.
So, where are we today? We have a ways to go and, as always, I have no idea how we'll get there without a miracle. Thankfully, love specializes in miracles and there has never been a shortage. Miracles are the only things that have carried us this far. I am told by consulting counsel that we have as good a chance of success on our appeal as could be imagined. That is because, for as far as the American criminal justice system has slid down the slippery slope, there is still the 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees (when justice works) a fair trial, implying the right to effective assistance of counsel, the right to present a defense, the right to call witnesses, the right to confront your accuser, the right to testify in one's own behalf, the right to conflict free counsel, the right to due process, etc, etc; all rights clearly violated in our case.
There are other positive things happening that I am not at liberty to make public until certain things are concluded, but they could be important and historical in nature "sending big waves into motion." The time is ripe for reform and this case gives us standing. Our goal is not only a complete reversal, but declaratory relief that the FDA may not abuse process to interfere with the lawful sale of sodium chlorite (MMS) ever again. This world has grown tired of health tyranny and its days are numbered. This is our fight song!
In Deep Love and Appreciation
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dear Daniel Supporters ...
Important Message From Daniel’s Father, Larry Smith
In greater Spokane ~ Daniel’s wife, Karis and his daughter, Sabby are really struggling to survive. (All the other children are now grown and out of the home).
Why? Consider...Daniel was the bread winner for his family. Since he is incarcerated and forbidden by Federal Law to work while locked up he is unable to do anything for his family’s needs. So, his family has been struggling with transportation, rent and basic needs. Can you or I help them with these unmet needs?
Do you have a reliable car that mostly just occupies space in your driveway? Seldom needed and mostly it is harvesting moss and rust? Hmmmm! Can you help them get their car repaired?
Perhaps you have an apartment or a house which could become a low-priced abode thanks to your graciousness?
Someone else may not be able to help with a vehicle or living quarters. Instead maybe gifting money would be their preference. This is such an urgent need as well.
Thinking outside the box: Do you or someone you know have need of transcription services? Karis has started an audio transcription business (http://scribeworkstranscription.com) and would love clients or referrals. Do you need a superb employee? Do you know an office who could employ Karis? Could you break the ice and introduce her?' After-all Karis is multi-talented, but the fact that she spent so many years caring for the family at home has left her without any recent employment history, and her conviction has made it more difficult to find work.
Daniel Needs to Keep His Legal Assistant on the Payroll.
For months his legal assistant has diligently been plowing forward in her behind-the-scene’s efforts. She is needed even more now as she is working on the crucial, meticulously-detailed 9th Circuit Federal Appellate Court Appeal. Her wages and costs, must continue to be met as we thank her for giving it her earnest best.
Daniel has helped thousands of us throughout the world. He has stood his ground, refused to give in to the terrifying Federal agents and today is in prison undeservedly because he cared more for each one of us. My conscience thunders he has earned my huge respect and I’ll sacrifice for him now and supply as much help as possible.
I will help any of you who want suggestions on how to help, and/or who can provide a car, housing, a job, money gifts, etc. If your wish is to contribute to his Legal Assistant’s wages...once, twice, or more times and/or contribute for Karis’ needs here are simple steps:
Contact Help To Get Information, Help Karis & Sabby, Give Financial Help for the Legal Assistant and peripheral Needs, Send Daniel an Email or Write To Him by Snail Mail:
If you don’t prefer using PayPal you might better like to send a check, money order, etc directly to the family at: Louis Daniel Smith, 1314 S. Grand Blvd, Suite 2-128, Spokane, WA 99202. Spokane is still their home since the Bureau of Prisons still hasn't given permission for Karis visit Daniel.
Two popular money-sending alternatives are Western Union and/or a MoneyGram. (Instructions for using these alternatives are on the final page of this email.) For any of you who would prefer using a Bank Wire Transfer for the Stand By Daniel Defense Fund ~ ~ Contact me for using this method.
The snail-mail address for Daniel is: Louis Daniel Smith ~ 74882-065 ~ Federal Prison Camp, Unit #5, PO Box 6000, Sheridan, OR 97378-6000.
Thank you for Your Loving Generosity, Prayers and for Caring So Much,
This email was sent to you and many others as a Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) (so your email info is not shown) to protect your privacy and because you have previously inquired, supported, or said you'd pray for Louis Daniel Smith. Should you not wish to receive any additional updates...simply reply with: REMOVE ME (no other comments are required) and you will be unsubscribed.
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How To Use Western Union and/or a MoneyGram.
Note: One can also send funds directly to Daniel's inmate account via Western Union or Money Gram. Daniel has the ability to send money where it is needed from there.
A Western Union (WU) can be sent from any WU location, by phone, or even online. If sending by phone, call (800) 634-3422. Contact us: Customer Care (U.S. customers only): 1-800-325-6000.
Website Care: 1-877-989-3268If sending online, use the website www.westernunion.com and select Bill Payment > Quick Collect. If sending from a location, use the blue "Quick Collect" send form. The information you will need to send a Western Union is as follows:
Inmate Reg. Number: 74882065
Inmate Name: Louis Daniel Smith
City Code: FBOP
State Code: DC
Money Gram can be sent from any Money Gram location (like a Wal-Mart, for example). Use the Money Gram "Express Payment" form. The information you will need to send a Money Gram is as follows:
Company Name: Federal Bureau of Prisons
City/State: Washington DC
Receive Code: 7932
Acc # of Bill to Pay: 74882065SMITH
Beneficiary name: Louis Daniel Smith
BE SURE TO LET DANIEL KNOW YOU’VE SENT IT
If you send a gift via Western Union or Money Gram, you should follow it up with a letter to Daniel, as the funds will simply appear on his account and he will not otherwise know who to thank."
Daniel Smith – Spokane Washington, USA
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The Story of Daniel’s Stand for Health Freedom
In late 2007, when Daniel Smith became aware of an inexpensive and natural water purifying substance having a positive impact on Malaria in Africa, he left his career in technology and founded Project GreenLife in hopes to make a difference in the human health experience.
The effectiveness of this water purifier can be seen in the Ugandan pilot project video posted directly below.
Daniel is facing 37 years in prison for helping save lives and defending our Health Freedom.
After he helped tens of thousands of people all around the world, the FDA raided his organization, seized his assets, handcuffed and forcibly removed both he and his wife from their home in front of their eight-year old daughter, threw them in jail, threatened his family and slandered them in the media – all to demoralize them, taint any future jury, and decrease their chances of winning.
But Daniel has not given up. He can still win – with our support. Learn more about Daniel’s story below and help Daniel win by giving whatever you can to the MMS Health Freedom Defense Fund today.*
*Information on year-end charitable tax deductions available upon request.
Please share this GoFundMe campaign and the YouTube video below on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Thank you for all your vital help.
“This fight is our fight. It is the fight of thousands of us who use MMS and of course people who may want to use MMS in the future… Please everyone, give whatever you can to Daniel’s MMS Defense Fund today because it is really the defense fund for all of us.” ~ Jim Humble
“Daniel Smith and his family need our urgent financial help to win this legal battle they’ve been fighting on our behalf for the last two years.” ~ M.H., Florida, USA
“This is not just about MMS. Every person who cares about health freedom needs to understand how the outcome of this case will impact not only our own lives, but the lives of our children, and our children’s children.” ~ R.J., Colorado, USA
“Thank you for standing, Daniel. We are standing with you to leave this mark on history. Together we will help make a difference that will positively impact the entire world.” ~ R.C., Washington, USA
Your contribution will help make a major difference in the outcome of Daniel’s trial. Help save this father-of-four from 37 years of prison and tell the FDA to stay out of our homes!
Malaria Meets MMS: Ugandan Case Study
Little did Daniel know that four years after launching Project GreenLife, it would turn his life – and the lives of everyone he loved – upside down. Much of these life-altering and traumatic events are already subject of various articles published by independent news sources like the U.S. Observer, News with Views and Thought For Food.
What has not been well published is that in January of 2013, nearly two years after the armed raids, asset seizures, and a host of constitutional infringements, Daniel and his beloved partner Karis, along with two others, were indicted (and arrested) in the USA on a trumped-up six-count indictment charging violations of near century-old draconian food and drug law – each facing up to 37 years in prison.
Shortly after the charges were filed, Daniel and Karis were arrested by FDA agents who entered their home in Ashland Oregon on an early Monday morning while waking their daughter for school. Armed agents loomed at the foot of their daughter’s bed while her parents consoled her with their hands cuffed behind their backs.
Young Miss Sabby was forced to leave her home and all her friends at the Waldorf School in Ashland to travel back to Spokane Washington where she would not see her parents again for almost a month – the time the government would take to extradite her parents from Oregon to Washington.
Sabrielle – “Sabby”
A Call for LOVE: The Matter of MMS, the FDA, and Daniel Smith by Adam Abraham
What was Daniel’s “Crime”?
Between 2007 and 2011, Project GreenLife made various alternative health products available online. One product in particular was the water purifier used in the Ugandan pilot project (seen above). This product is referred to throughout the world as “MMS”.
ProjectGreenLife Website (2011)
No Warning Letter ever issued from the FDA for any product carried by PGL, including MMS.
However, in 2010, PGL’s attorney, Nancy Lord, M.D., was contacted by the FDA following a surprise “regulatory inspection” in which the agency related their dislike for the product based upon claims by FDA science officers that would later prove by experts to be false. The FDA “asked” PGL to conduct a “voluntary recall” of all MMS.
As a precautionary measure, and in an effort to avoid retaliation by the agency, PGL effected the “voluntarily recall.”
Shortly after, PGL underwent a reorganization into a private member association. Prior to the reorganization, Daniel wrote the FDA and asked if they had any legal valid objection to their making their products available to private members under the First Amendment Right of Association clause. The letter was sent to multiple FDA officials stating clearly that PGL would do so only if the FDA had no objection. The FDA provided no objection leading PGL to believe they had none.
Rather than be forthcoming, FDA agents began sneaking around Daniel’s home and other properties taking photos, going through trash, and attaching warrantless GPS devices to vehicles. Daniel would later learn that the FDA was creating a dossier for the purpose of convincing a federal magistrate to issue seizure warrants to allow the FDA to seize all of PGL’s assets.
It would not be until late June of 2011 when armed federal agents came from all over the country to take part in a well-organized raid of three locations: Daniel’s home, a bottling facility, and a fulfillment company. The FDA also raided Daniel’s and the Association’s bank accounts, effectively putting PGL out of business in a single day.
Surely if the FDA had a valid legal objection or were genuinely concerned about people’s use of MMS, they would have answered PGL’s letter, rather than sit by while PGL made MMS available to its members for another year, all the while secretly planning the raids.
FDA’s Goal: Make an Example of Daniel and Teach the Health Freedom Movement that Nobody Stands Up to the FDA
What Exactly is “MMS” or Acidified Sodium Chlorite?
MMS (Miracle [Master] Mineral Solution) is a simple solution of sodium chlorite dissolved in distilled water.
Sodium chlorite is perfectly legal to buy, sell, import, export, and possess. It is still available to this day on Ebay, Amazon, and from scores of online distributors worldwide. It has been marketed throughout the world for nearly a century, most notably for use in water purification.
When mixed with weak acids, such as citric acid, sodium chlorite is a precursor to a dynamic array of redox molecules effective in the eradication of yeasts, molds, fungi, viruses, and bacteria, all which thrive in aqueous solutions (including human body water) and are a leading cause of various disease symptoms throughout the world.
Sodium chlorite, properly acidified, contains no residual sodium chlorite, as this is all spent in the reaction. Hence, alleged “dangers” of sodium chlorite is a misnomer. The resultant chemistry, if and when ingested, breaks down internally to oxygen, sodium, and chloride – all essential nutrients for the sustenance of human life.
The Politics of “Your” Health
The archaic laws and overbroad policies of the FDA, which unquestionably favor large corporations, allow the agency to arbitrarily define what would otherwise constitute natural and ubiquitous substances as “drugs” whenever the agency declares their “intended use” to “mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”
In that sense, the FDA has become an agency that maintains and enforces what is, effectively, a monopoly over human health.
The absurdity of this proposition should be almost immediately obvious and, for those interested, a more in-depth analysis of the politics driving the machinery is provided at the bottom of this page.
The War on Health: The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny (Trailer)
Your Health Freedom vs. Their Special Interest
It was no surprise then when, in June of 2013 (after the arrests), sodium chlorite suddenly received “orphaned drug status” in the EU for the treatment of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). See Sodium Chlorite (NP001) Receives Orphaned “Drug” Status in the European Union.
It was also no surprise to find that clinical studies were already under way for the use of sodium chlorite (designated “NP001″) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s.
Neither was it a surprise to find numerous patents – many based on clinical studies – for the use of acidified sodium chlorite in the safe and effective treatment of HIV, dermatologic and inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, cancers, and diabetic ulcers, to name a few. See also, Immunokine designated “WF10“.
More recently, the U.S. military has turned to sodium chlorite to generate chlorine dioxide (ClO2) to fight the spread of dread Ebola.
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center Using ClO2 to Combat Ebola
“Our ClO2 technology is being used in West Africa by various world health organizations, including the U.S. government, to sterilize items contaminated with the Ebola virus.” Source: www.chlordisys.com.
On December 17, 2014, Genesis II reported the defeat of Ebola in Sierra Leone West Africa using MMS.
While the FDA has had full knowledge of scientific studies and clinical data supporting the safe and effective use of acidified sodium chlorite for an increasing number of human health concerns, the agency along with the Department of Justice have together pretended that no such data exists – all the while referring to Daniel and his friends in the media as snake-oil salesmen in a coverup effort to demonize the personal use of acidified sodium chlorite.
This of course begs the question, just who are these agencies really working for?
MMS – 101 Household Uses
Sodium chlorite solution (MMS) has an untold number of household uses, not the least of which is to purify untreated well water or chlorinated city drinking water from carcinogenic THMs.
Chances are, you’ve already ingested acidified sodium chlorite if you’ve ever traveled to – or are lucky enough to live in – a city that already uses chlorine dioxide rather than chlorine to purify its water. Is the FDA going after water municipalities?
Acidified MMS can be used in almost every room of a home… in the kitchen, to clean hard surfaces, meat, or store-bought vegetables; in the laundry, to eradicate odors; in the bedroom, to get rid of bed bugs; the bathroom, to kill shower mold and other germs; the basement, to get rid of mildew; and air ducts to neutralize mold spores.
The number of external uses for MMS acidified sodium chlorite far exceed the internal ones, but its the internal ones that pose the biggest threat to the pharmaceutical industry and are thus problematic for the FDA.
2010 propaganda photo taken by the FDA of MMS against a red backdrop to scare consumers away from personally acidifying their own sodium chlorite:
It doesn’t take long to see how Daniel and Project GreenLife, making a year’s worth of sodium chlorite solution available for pennies a day (as little as $10 a bottle) that consumers, in turn, could acidify for any one of a plethora of personal reasons, would awaken this less than sleeping giant.
“Daniel” vs. Goliath
Shortly after his arrest, Daniel Smith read a message etched into the cinder block walls of his jail cell, a message left by a former prisoner that read these simple words: “REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE.”
Daniel pondered what it meant to remember who he was – starting with his given name, Louis Daniel. Louis, he knew meant “Famous Warrior” and Daniel, “God is my judge.” With that, Daniel knew he had to fight.
Because Daniel lacked adequate funds to hire a team of lawyers experienced in FDCA law – something the government made sure of by first seizing all his assets – the moment Daniel was released from jail, he entered his appearance in the case “pro se” – representing himself as his own attorney.
Over the course of two years (2013 – 2014), Daniel researched and filed upwards of 100 pleadings in the form of motions, responses, and replies, attacking jurisdiction, prosecutorial misconduct, discovery and constitutional violations, and various procedural errors. These filings are all available on the public record.
Not surprising, the government-paid defense attorneys (for co-defendants) filed little to nothing, seemingly waiting for a palatable plea offer to avoid having to try a complex case. It has since been learned that upwards of 97% of all cases never go to trial for this very reason.
THREE FELONIES A DAY – How the Feds Target the Innocent, by Harvey A. Silverglate
In his foreword of Silverglate’s “Three Felonies a Day“, Harvard Law professor, Alan M. Dershowitz writes:
“Harvey Silverglate, an experienced and astute criminal lawyer, makes a compelling case that federal prosecutors are abusing their power by using the criminal law to prosecute law abiding citizens whose conduct is arguably covered by extremely vague criminal statutes that are capable of reaching acts which are believed to be lawful by those who commit them.
“These prosecutors threatened to indict underlings for conduct that is even further away from the core of criminality unless they cooperate against the real targets. Because federal criminal law carries outrageously high sentences – often with mandatory minimums – these prosecutorial threats are anything but illusory. They turn friends into enemies, family members into government witnesses and employees into stool pigeons.
“Silverglate believes that we are in danger of becoming a society in which prosecutors alone become judges, juries and executioners because the threat of high sentences makes it too costly for even innocent people to resist the prosecutorial pressure. That is why nearly all criminal defendants today plead guilty to “reduced” charges rather than risk a trial with draconian sentences in the event of a conviction.”
Licensed to Lie – Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice by Sidney Powell
“WHEN THE GUARDIANS OF JUSTICE BECOME THE PERPETRATORS OF INJUSTICE – Licensed to Lie is the story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.”
Author, Sidney Powell, served in the Department of Justice for ten years in Texas and Virginia and has devoted her private practice to federal appeals for the past twenty years. In Licensed to Lie, Powell leads readers through the disturbing missteps, cover-ups, malfeasance, and corruption of justice that have caused her to question the system she has been committed to for over thirty years.
“This book should serve as the beginning of a serious conversation about whether our criminal justice system continues to live up to its vaunted reputation. As citizens of a free society, we all have an important stake in making sure that it does.” – From the Foreword by Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in his personal capacity.
Some Motions Filed By Daniel Smith
Over the last two years, Daniel has argued several of his motions before the judge. Each time, under the guidance of those more experienced, Daniel’s level of confidence and presentation improved. Seasoned attorneys commented that Daniel argued better than 90% of all other attorneys they’d seen. Others agreed, Daniel had outargued the prosecution hands down. Nevertheless, the judge’s rulings always ended in one word: “DENIED“.
Where the prosecution faltered, the judge covered for the government. Where the prosecution failed to argue, the judge argued for the government. Where the prosecution filed false pleadings, the judge swept them under the rug. When Daniel’s argument could not be easily overcome, it was omitted or liberally misconstrued to clear the way for a ruling in favor of the government.
This is the current state of our federal district courts in America. The doctrine of Separation of Powers is an ideal that lost its way when the courts became embroiled in securitizing – and thus monetizing – the cases that it hears.
In summary, every attempt made by Daniel to obtain a just ruling was met with a clear and unmistakable demonstration of judicial bias.
Following one such denial, Karis wrote the following tender note to Daniel:
“I’m sorry the judge is so adversarial to you, specifically. It’s not fair … and I believe in my heart that you have the ability to see through it to a solution that really changes things for everyone.”
“You have become a warrior through all of this, and that is admirable, but remember that David had smooth stones and a soft heart. Remember that your greatest gift in this world is your sweet heart.”
“I know this can’t be any help or comfort right now, but I suppose I’m just committed to reminding you of this over and over. Who you are is not an angry, defiant, warring victim to the government.
“You are creative, visionary, generous, tender and loving. Those are your five smooth stones.” ~ Karis
Five Smooth Stones
Daniel’s Case Severed on Spurious Grounds : Co-Defendants “Plead Out”
On November 7, 2014, with trial less than 30 days out, after learning Daniel’s co-defendants had refused the government’s “plea offers”, the judge severed the case into two separate trials – one for Daniel and one for the remaining co-defendants – setting Daniel’s trial off by three months. This effectively forced Daniel’s co-defendants into either pleading guilty to lesser charges, or risk going to trial in less than 30 days without Daniel – the only one preparing for trial.
The judge justified the ruling by falsely branding Daniel a “sovereign citizen” (the top domestic terrorist threat in America according to the Department of Homeland Security), asserting that Daniel’s co-defendants would be “prejudiced” if they had to go to trial with him.
Watching their attorneys do little-to-nothing for almost two years and the judge deny every one of Daniel’s motions in favor of the government, Daniel’s co-defendants were effectively forced into pleading guilty to lesser charges in order to avoid having to go to trial virtually alone, where the stakes were high and there were no guarantees of a fair trial. They were told by their attorneys their pleas would likely mean no jail time.
As Harvard Law professor, Alan M. Dershowitz, pointed out, defendants in similar situations eventually “plead” not because they believe they have done anything wrong, but because the government effectively extorts from them a “lesser” conviction by threatening a heavy prison sentence and never seeing their families again.
As the prosecutor (Christopher E. Parisi) admitted to an attorney for one of Daniel’s co-defendants at the beginning of the case, “We know [your client] is not as culpable; it’s really Mr. Smith we’re after.” This was in spite of charging her with 37 years as well.
Daniel’s Trial Currently Set for March 3, 2015
Daniel’s trial is now set for March, 3, 2015 – less than 90 days away. The government has access to unlimited resources. Daniel requires financial assistance to consult with highly experienced counsel and to pay for other legal expenses, including expert witnesses and transportation of witnesses from various locations around the world.
Experts say that Daniel’s case is winnable for several reasons that cannot be discussed in open forum. Dr. Mary J. Ruwart wrote something about Daniel’s legal challenges in a 2010 article entitled, The FDA Wants Jurisdiction Over Your Kitchen!
Voir Dire – Questions the Government Intends to Ask Prospective Jurors
When selecting a jury, both parties are given an opportunity to ask questions to help identify and eliminate jurors that may exhibit a bias.
The prosecution has submitted a set of revealing questions it intends to ask the jury lending insight into the heart of this prosecution.
“1. Do you believe the FDA protects the public health by making sure drugs are safe and effective for their intended uses?”
If you answered NO to this question, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. This is in spite of the fact that statistics show 290 people are killed every day by FDA-approved prescription drugs. Other statistics show that someone dies from FDA-approved drugs every 14 minutes.
“2. Who here believes that a person who wants to sell a new drug to people as a cure for diseases should get FDA approval first by showing that it is safe and effective?”
If you answered NO to this question, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. See what the UK thinks about FDA approved drugs vs. non-FDA approved supplements here; and how more than 60,000 people died from taking Vioxx alone – a drug the FDA found to be both “safe and effective”.
“3. Do you believe that consenting adults should be allowed to buy and sell alternative medicines without interference from the FDA?”
If you believe this, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury – or people like these men and women testifying before Congress.
“4. Who thinks that the government cannot be trusted to protect the public health?”
If you think this, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. This is in spite of the fact that even the prestigious Harvard University Center for Ethics has found the FDA cannot be trusted.
“5. Do any of you believe that the FDA cares more about drug company profits than the public health?”
If you believe this, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. This is in spite of the fact that even the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (2013, Vol. 14, No. 3: 590-610) published that since 1906, heavy commercial influence has compromised legislation to protect the public from unsafe drugs and that the authorization of user fees in 1992 “turned drug companies into the FDA’s prime clients, deepening the regulatory and cultural capture of the agency.” See Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs. The prestigious journal further writes, “unless this corruption of regulatory intent is reversed, the situation will continue to deteriorate.”
“6. Do any of you think that the FDA has blocked public access to effective medicines for improper reasons?”
If you think this, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. This is in spite of evidence that the FDA does in fact block effective medicines.
“7. Who agrees with the following statement: regular vaccinations protect the public against the spread of illnesses and diseases like chicken pox or measles?”
If you did not agree with this, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. This is in spite of the tremendous weight of evidence that vaccination is a fundamentally flawed science and causes more harm in our society than good.
“8. Who here believes that children should not be required to get vaccinated in order to attend public school?”
If you believe this, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. Perhaps the most telling of all the questions, the prosecution here obviously believes that one’s right to not have themselves or their children injected with a neurotoxic cocktail containing heavy metals and foreign disease matter has no place in our society.
“9. Does anyone here think that the government should not put fluoride in our drinking water?”
If you think this, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury. This is in spite of copious evidence that fluoride is a poison that decreases the IQ of adults and children.
“10. Would any of you have difficulty finding someone guilty if she committed a crime because she believed she was helping people?”
If you answered yes to this, the prosecutor definitely would not want you on the jury.
In other words – if you are an informed, thinking, compassionate human being, the prosecutor would not want you on the jury!
What if Daniel Loses?
If Daniel loses this case, he could spend up to 37 years in federal prison. In turn, the FDA will use its victory as a precedent to launch a campaign against resellers of sodium chlorite solution worldwide. PGL was selectively targeted by the FDA to set an example.
MMS and sodium chlorite are still available today on Ebay, Amazon, and from scores of distributors throughout the the world; but not for long if the FDA gets their conviction.
Daniel is standing not only for his family but for all of us in the health freedom movement. With the right legal team, the right experts, and a well-prepared defense, we can all win. Without these, we all lose and Daniel goes to jail. Any one of us could be next.
This is your opportunity to make a difference.
As the 1992 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Candidate, Attorney Nancy Lord, M.D., said on June 6, 1994 in closing argument in the famous case of FDA v. Roger Sless:
“Tell the FDA that you want them to leave Dr. Priestley and all of her colleagues in the supplement industry alone. Tell the FDA to go back to Rockville, Maryland. Tell them to take their guns and their badges with them. Tell them that the only thing in this trial that isn’t safe and effective is the FDA. Remember what Dr. Priestley said. Those guns are loaded. Somebody could get hurt…”
Source: Gift of Speech
A Letter from Daniel to Supporters
“Dear friends, words cannot express our family’s gratitude for all your prayers and support in the last seven years – particularly in the last three.
In 2012, many of you gave to a fund collected by Genesis II and/or the U.S. Observer, and many of you have continued to send support personally since. Thank you.
Thousands of you, from all over the world, sent sworn declarations, some directly to the grand jury foreman, care of the prosecutor who, as it turns out, deliberately withheld them from the jury – though the government admits receiving them in a recent filing. Nonetheless, thank you.
While the government’s allegations have tested our strength and resolve, it has been your continued and often unsolicited support that has reminded us we are not alone.
I realize I have been off-radar for a considerable amount of time. This has, in part, been due to sheer exhaustion. When the government has marshaled considerable resources against you, it can be hard to get out of bed some mornings.
Its also been difficult because the prosecutor dragged my friends and family into harms way so I have felt compelled to keep a low profile so the government did not retaliate against them.
I am reminded as I type this email, I am wearing a government issued monitoring device, which has been married to my ankle for the last two years (a form of house arrest – a condition of my pre-trial release).
I’m attaching a photo of this clever device, which assures the government I am safe and sound in my home every night between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. In the beginning, it insured that I never left home at all – not even to the grocery. Other than keeping me from going swimming with the kids, I hardly notice its there anymore. This device communicates with an alien-looking GPS-device that sits on top of our piano.
A lot has changed in the MMS universe since 2011, but the challenges we face in the health freedom movement are not limited to MMS.
There are some who would say that, since its inception, the FDA has abused legal process to limit the availability of all manner of safe, effective, and affordable alternatives to allopathic medicine. Never has the “business of cancer”, for example, been so well documented as in the case of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D.
Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business (Trailer)
Attorney Nancy Lord, M.D. once argued in her closing of the famous Roger Sless trial:
[Start quote.] “The idea of government control of medicine occurred to two people — Benjamin Rush, George Washington’s personal doctor and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Thomas Jefferson.
“Benjamin Rush warned: ‘Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship… To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic… The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.’
“The Founders guaranteed that we would remain free of government interference in our choice of religion. When the founders wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they knew that government would try to dictate religion, because it always had.
“But in spite of Dr. Rush’s prophetic warning, the right to freedom in our choice of health care is not part of the Bill of Rights. The founders never imagined that a trial such as this would ever take place in America. Because they never thought the federal government would even attempt to control what we keep in our medicine cabinets and kitchen cabinets. There was no such thing as the FDA until 1906, when the Pure Food and Drugs Act permitted the government to seize dangerous substances. Then in 1938 they required that safety data be submitted for evaluation. In 1962, all of those products and any new ones had to submit data on effectiveness and wait until the FDA approved the drug before it could be marketed.” [End quote.]
Friends, 2015 will be a decisive year for all of us. Ultimately, our success depends upon our ability to gain support in this eleventh hour. We have reached the end of our own resources, but have so much more to accomplish in the next 90 days. Although we are on the homestretch, we still need substantial funding to see this through.
Many of you have helped us before, and this has made it possible for us to fight the battle up to now. If you’ve ever thought of contributing more to help preserve our right to health freedom, now is the time.
The results of this campaign will determine not only my own family’s future but the future of MMS, and help establish an important trajectory in the health freedom movement. Please stand with us in solidarity at this critical time.
I hope to write more of the journey soon, and to give those who remain interested, a glimpse into the countless miracles that have sustained us – no doubt, because of all your prayers and support.
Thank you for everything.
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A Prayer Warrior’s Vision
More About Daniel and Karis
Daniel and Karis founded Project GreenLife in 2007, a vision that began in 2004 when Daniel’s biological mother suddenly passed after being poorly diagnosed – left to starve on a hospital bed in the advance stages of cancer.
When Daniel inquired regarding the hospital’s inattentiveness to his mother’s nutritional requirements, her doctor replied, “I eat Twinkies and drink Coca-Cola. I’m a medical doctor. I know nothing about nutrition.” Daniel would later learn that many practicing MD’s never receive more than an hour of nutritional education during medical training. This launched Daniel on a course that eventually led to Project GreenLife.
Daniel and Karis have four children, two girls, two boys (ages 10-22), and one grandson. Karis is a natural healer, versed in various modalities including Massage, Directed Breath and Matrix Energetics. Daniel and Karis home-schooled all three of their children for their early years.
Daniel’s first love has always been music. You can hear him perform one of his songs here: Peace Be Still
Today I Woke Up – Daniel Smith-Votino
Politics of Sodium Chlorite (continued from above)
The archaic laws and overbroad policies of the FDA allow it to arbitrarily declare less novel (and thus less patentable) substances “drugs” whenever the agency decides the “intended use” of the substance is to “mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent disease”.
The absurdity of this proposition should be almost immediately obvious, for this suggests the agency may convert, for example, a standard household toilet into a “medical device”, for the purposes of regulating, or Vitamin C for the treatment of scurvy into a “drug”, water for the treatment of dehydration the same and, invariably, water purification drops such as MMS into a “drug”, because these all “prevent disease” in one way or another.
In turn, the law declares that any interstate transfer of such a device or substance (or any component thereof) absent a near half billion dollar right-of-passage fee to the agency (i.e., a “drug application fee”) to be an “infamous crime” – that is, if the agency should find a technical error in the labeling such to declare the article “misbranded”.
Not surprisingly, it was the pharmaceutical companies that first lobbied Congress for such high barriers to entry – the purpose of which to keep “the little guy” from entering the market with products that could take billions from publicly traded companies. This is the lifeblood of the FDA and the trillion dollar sickness industry that props a failing world economy.
In short, it is the “public policy” of the FDA to protect “public health”, which really means protecting publicly traded companies from potential losses. In this sense, the FDA is fulfilling its prime directive perfectly when it suppresses affordable alternatives, but it does so at the expense of your personal health and freedom.
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