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.
January 15, 2018
YOU DID IT!
Congratulations and a big Thank You.
Daniel's Petition to reach all 29 Judges at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is now in their hands. Thanks to you ~ almost 3,000 supporters of Daniel signed the Petition. In December we had asked for you, his family and friends from all around the world, to sign the petition to ALL of the 29 judges to reconsider a 3-Judge panel's recent denial of Daniel's appeal.
Thank you for accepting Daniel's fight as your own and together when we are a united voice hopefully we can help change the outcome of this miscarriage of justice.
As mentioned last month: Playing Devil's Advocate for a moment: Some of you might be asking: "Well isn't Daniel's sentence going to be done next year? Why not just wait it out?"
The hope is that if the 29 Judge majority rules in Daniel's favor, his felony convictions will be removed and he'll go home to his family sooner. Also, if he wins, he won't be branded a "FELON" for the rest of his life, or have to spend four more years on probation. This could make a big difference in Daniel's life, but could also make a big difference in the world of natural health, because the FDA has sure been shutting down Alternative Health Stores, Naturopathic Doctors (even an Amish gentleman). Ponder - should the Government shut down a Vitamin Store for suggesting that a customer try Vitamin C or a cleansing routine?
For that matter how many children selling Lemonade in front of their own home need to be hassled by local police? It is time...we the people stand up and be counted!
Special Message From Daniel
Dear Friends & Family,
Where do I start?
I recently received a copy of a Change.org petition for rehearing my case that many of you signed on my behalf. I was deeply moved by all the signatures and comments. Thank you.
I have been sitting in an elevated state of gratitude, reading each of your names aloud, giving thanks for your support. I find myself smiling each time I come across a familiar name... a long-time supporter, an old friend, a lost-but-not-forgotten family member, a PGL customer, old business partner, even the "Cookie Monster".
I am told that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted the petition as an "amicus curea" ("friend of the court") brief, and has circulated it to all the judges. This seems extraordinary and even hopeful. You did this. Thank you.
This has been a difficult journey, but not without reward. Although disappointed by the cursory denial of my appeal, it gave me occasion to consider something I had not deeply considered before... radical forgiveness. I realized that I simply can't leave here without laying down every last petty resentment, even if I lose, because nothing is worth fracturing my soul, and I'm not leaving here the same person that came in. I'm not wasting a precious day of this monastic retreat.
Perhaps the most important thing I've learned is to "allow", and that changing the world begins first with changing myself. It sounds simple, but its true. Imagine the freedom I felt the day I woke up and realized I didn't have to change the world anymore. At last, I could lay down my arms... arms against injustice, arms against tyranny, greed and corruption; no more political intrigue, no more righteous causes. Freedom.
It will have to be enough to just change me; that is all I've been given charge to do. And that begins, I reckon, with radical forgiveness. Radical forgiveness says I'm sorry... I forgive you... thank you... no matter who you are, or what you did, and especially if that who is you (me).
I send this update with the names of three songs, dedicated to you... my beautiful friends and family:
- Because You Loved Me - by Celine Dion
- Heaven on Earth (The Things We've Got to Do) - by Alphaville
- Someday - by Celtic Woman
I hope you will take the time to listen.
Thank you for all your continued support, especially of my family. I will send a new update as soon as we hear something from the Appeals Court.
Love, Light, Laughter, and Limitlessness.
Continuing Needs and one seldom mentioned - which is timely - for those who can help...
You folks have cheerfully helped with Daniel and his family's needs. It is hard to figure out a way to say Thank You more vividly as I am overwhelmed by your loving and caring ways. I have no doubt you'll do so again. Thank you in advance!
Besides the needs of the family at home, his commissary, and printing and mailing costs one very important need is lurking overhead. Daniel's Fine. I'm looking at the current statement. Funny but they call the fine a Crime Victim Fund. Hmm...who are the crime victims in this?
We've made regular payments but the total still exceeds $11,000. If just a few of you could see your way clear to help with a small chunk of this think of what it will mean to Daniel & his family. When he finally gets released he'll first have to live in a halfway house and find a job before they'll allow him to go home. I doubt they'll say "Take your time repaying the fine." ~ ~ ~ Thank you cherished ones for considering this.
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If you prefer to send your Donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:
Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986
This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.
Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.
In Deep Appreciation
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