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.
May 21, 2018
The Supremes Have Daniel’s Final Appeal
Daniel’s Lawyer, who has been rejected in every effort to get Daniel’s conviction overturned, sent the final appeal May 4th. It was electronically submitted to the highest court in America: The Supreme Court. The frantic, endless and exhausting work is now done. It is now in a wait-and-see status as the Supremes receive around 8,000 petitions annually...but only consider about 80.
Questions From Supporters
"Why keep trying? The odds are stacked against Daniel."
If you were innocent and yet convicted wouldn’t you almost rather die than give up?
"Since Daniel is likely going to a halfway house this Summer won’t that make his efforts moot?"
It is just the opposite: would you rather face 4 more years of penal monitoring and forever bearing the moniker Felon...or have the guilty verdict thrown out?
"Should I keep hoping and praying about this final appeal?"
Ponder: Years back ~ a town in Oregon state elected its mayor by a whopping difference of one vote. One vote elected a mayor. Your one prayer has crucial value: "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results." (TLB)
Daniel’s Heartfelt message from Prison
Dear Friends & Family,
This month will mark three years in prison. Being only 48 years old, that's still only a small percentage of my life, and I'm grateful for all of it! I marvel at the whole journey.
I'll never forget three years ago -- almost to the day, on the eve of trial -- I received a call from my federal defender who said the government was offering a last minute "plea deal". They said if I would plead "guilty" to two counts of "felony misbranding" they would drop all other charges. However, they couldn't give me any idea what my sentence would look like or when I would have to begin serving it. I immediately saw two problems with this:
The first problem was I couldn't imagine telling a lie just to guarantee a lesser sentence. I knew this was a defining moment. Not only had I not "misbranded" MMS, I certainly hadn't done so with intent to defraud or mislead, and I wasn't about to stand up and swear I had, even if it meant less time in the pokey. What is a little more freedom if I have to live the rest of my life with a lie? The idea of being strong-armed to make the Government's job easier coupled with the tactics used to extort lesser pleas from my friends and family made me all the more resolved.
But the biggest problem was my daughter, Sabrielle, who was turning 11 that week -- the week of trial. I had already acquired, as a surprise, backstage tickets to a sold-out show of her favorite artist, Lindsey Stirling. I feared it might be our last Dad/Daughter Date Night in awhile and I couldn't bear to miss it. I subsequently rejected the Government's offer.
That weekend, after the prosecutor rested his case, after my federal defender rested without presenting a defense solely "for lack of preparation", after I was refused an opportunity to present my own defense in his stead, after the jury was sent home for the weekend before making its decision, I just put everything out of my mind and took my daughter to dinner and a concert.
I'll never forget it. She wore a brand new dress she and her mother had picked out that week for the occasion. It was a shimmering silvery-blue dress with blue sparkles that matched her eyes. I'll never forget how she lit up when she realized who everyone was standing in line to see that night. She had no idea Lindsey was even in town and hadn't bothered to look at the reader board when we parked.
We hurried past the line, showed our passes and disappeared backstage where we got our picture taken with Lindsey and sat for a private unplugged session. Lindsey did a Q&A with the few of us there. It was inspiring, but I'll never forget the concert... how Sabby leaned forward on the edge of her seat the whole night, her eyes as wide as saucers, just taking it all in, the whole stage on fire as Lindsey danced across it playing her violin. It was unforgettable pure magic.
I don't regret my decision for a minute. Had I "pled guilty" we would not likely have shared this memory and I would've gone to prison anyway in exchange for a lie.
This Monday, the 21st of May, Sabby turns 14. I can't wait to see her when I finally walk out the door. She's three years older now and becoming quite the young lady. This week she traveled across the state with her classmates to sit for opening arguments in a case pertaining to charter schools before the Washington State Supreme Court.
I think for this month, I'll dedicate, to all of you, Sabby's favorite Lindsey Stirling song: "Elements":
Also, for those who enjoy Circque shows with silk routines, here is a video of our "younger" Sabby "On the Silks" in 2013:
Our petition for review by the U.S. Supreme Court was submitted on May 4, 2018. I'm told the Court grants review of less than 1% of the petitions it receives. Please send your prayers and good vibes. For now, we wait.
In closing, thank you from the depths of my heart for your continued love and support of my family.
With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!
How Dad Views Daniel
Today Daniel has been in custody for 5 full years. Two (2) years house arrest before his trial and three (3) years in a Federal Prison following his conviction. Thus this caring, compassionate and giving man, whom we all know was innocent and whose purpose in life was to help others, was quarantined by the "Justice" System. But...finally... a change is on the horizon!!
Summer 2018 is almost here and there’s a light ahead in the tunnel. The light is not an incoming train ~ it is Freedom!
If the Justice System keeps its word ~ my Son is to be released to a halfway house near his home in Spokane ~ sometime in July and shortly thereafter to his family home. This brings great joy, sad memories and colossal needs.
Great Joy: I am ecstatic that he will breathe fresh air every day, squeeze his beloved wife and daughter, visit family and friends, and maybe stop at a Starbucks on the way to another concert with his daughter.
Sad Memories: I’ve never been a grudge carrier so I can only be disappointed that the Federal Prosecutor wanted to crucify Daniel...sending him to life in prison. Even worse was when Daniel’s attorney stood and said, "Your honor my client is furious but I have decided to not put on a defense."
Her honor smiled and said, "Bring in the jury." I’ll never forget how Daniel stood and pled with her to "allow me to present my defense...I have people ready to testify...sitting here." Brusquely she thundered, "Denied." Daniel then requested he be returned to home custody until his appeal (filed that very day) was heard by the 9th Circuit Appelate Court. Her response was even faster: "Denied."
So, instead of sending him to home confinement, where he had spent the two (2) prior years, she had deputies immediately remove and cast him into the Courthouse jail. In her lightning hurry she denied each of us from hugging him goodbye. So, unable to even glance our way, he was rushed out of the courtroom ~ having been deprived of true justice and his Constitutional right to defend himself.
Five (5) months later, it was disheartening to watch what the Judge did, at his sentencing hearing. I handed her a 5,000-signature petition in which worldwide supporters begged her to not sentence Daniel to prison. She opened the bound petition and read only one comment and then slammed it shut...and immediately sentenced Daniel. Unbelievable! She ignored more than 5,000 supporters.
Yes, these memories are very sad to me. Yet I know my Lord used Daniel to help scores of Inmates, kept his heart optimistic...if not even cheerful and employed you supporters to place a canopy of love and care over him.
Colossal Needs: Sometime in July when Daniel transitions to Spokane he’ll face a herculean task that most of us would stress over if in his shoes. "I’m a felon now. Who will employ me? How do I earn a living to support my family, finish paying the balance of the large Court fine, walk a strictly straight and narrow path to please the probation officer...for four (4) full years, and somehow help others as they so desperately need someone to do?" Doesn’t it seem to you that for Daniel this will be like starting life all over again?
I’ve never overstated the financial help Daniel’s ordeal has required. But with this albatross of obligations ~ help is sorely needed now. After all, he and his family’s needs will continue while he remains in prison. Then when he is released it may take days, weeks and more likely tough months before he can adequately support his family. I firmly believe that we’ll all gather together to support him through this rebuilding time.
And for those who can help Daniel at this crucial time...
Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work) ~ ~ either type:
Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
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.
Future Daniel Updates: I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly (health allowing) knowing you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed. Surprise ahead. Daniel doesn't know yet but in September Daniel & Dad have tickets for a concert. Not just a concert but an incredible concert. Finally we can sit together again...the first time in over half a decade ~ and feast our souls as a gospel icon: David Phelps enthralls the audience. Here’s a link to get a taste of what we’re anticipating:
(More than 1,999,219 have viewed this song. PS: tickets are still available! :)
Well its time to thank you for listening to an old man’s remembrances but before I stop let me humbly thank the Lord and express: I will ever admire and love my devout Son as I am positive " ...all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans." (Rom. 8:28, TLB)
With Gracious Thankfulness
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