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.
Daniel Smith | July Update
July 2, 2018
DANIEL WALKED OUT OF PRISON THIS MORNING!!!! GOOD BYE SEATAC. GOOD BYE!
Good News: Daniel is on his way to a Halfway House in Spokane where he’ll still be in partial custody for five (5) weeks. The purpose of this transition program is to help him get to taste fresh air and find employment.
In mid-August he'll get to go home ~ with more freedom. Though he'll still be monitored for five (5) more months ~ it will be less controlling. After New Years 2019 he’ll be free other than reporting to his Parole Officer.
Update: Last month we learned that the Supreme Court had not received Daniel’s box full of his printed appeal documents. The USPS lost the huge box. Just a few days ago the Supremes received his printed appeal ~ in the 2nd Box sent by his attorney.
What’s ahead for Daniel as he leaves the Prison today?
For about six (6) months he’ll have some freedom ~ but the Feds will still watch him like a hawk. He’ll also likely be able to have an occasional visitor. (To visit him requires being vetted by the Feds). In spite of all the red tape Daniel’s courage and commitment to rebuild his life will succeed.
Will he be able to earn enough income to support himself and his family?
Unfortunately the Halfway House program grabs 25% of any income he earns. That will certainly make it harder. It will definitely not be an easy path ahead and that’s why so many released inmates fail and sadly they re-offend. But I’m as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow that my Son will not fail. Count on it! He’ll give it all he’s got ~ like he always has.
Some have asked if there are Federal programs to help released felons re-enter society?
The Dept of Justice and Dept of Labor both have re-entry assistance programs. But Congress so under-funded these programs that there are zero grants available. That doesn’t surprise me ~ or you either I’d guess.
What about State grants?
Washington State has absolutely no grants for released federal felons. They only assist state inmates who are trying for a fresh start. Inquiring, they responded, " There are NO exceptions."
What about Private Grant Programs?
The Justice Department warns against trying this as there are many scams going on ~ as many re-entry felons have tragically learned.
What will it take financially to help Daniel get through this transition time?
A sizeable amount. It is critical that he receives enough help to get a fresh start ~ particularly since the Feds are strictly controling everthing he does for the first six (6) months. It will be very difficult, to say the least, during this time.
How then can he get the financial support to make it?
Daniel asked that two (2) options be set up for providing this help.
(1) For those who are unfamilar with his story ~ a GoFundMe account has been started. This will provide only a portion of his needs. Daniel requests that we share this link with as many folks as possible. Here is the link:
(2) For you awesome supporters who know his story well ~ he is praying that you'll add a little bit to your donation (if possible). It will really make a big difference for Daniel. He thanks you sincerely for continually coming through in the clutch.
A week before leaving prison ~Daniel wrote this heartfelt message:
Dearest Friends & Family:
Alas, after more than three years, here I am, a mere seven (7) days from freedom and from feeling the warm summer breeze on my face. That's only 168 hours!
Prison is where anyone can go to find themselves. Its ironic that, for as bitter as I was at the government when we began this journey, I can now reverently bow in sincerest thanks to my "containment team" -- all those well-meaning agents, prosecutors and judges who, for reasons greater than their own understanding, denied my every plea and ignored all my kicking and screaming in order to keep me contained long enough to do just that. I leave now with a heart overflowing, ever-expanding, uninterested in conquering the world, but in looking ever kinder upon it. I want only to love.
Its been a difficult and arduous journey to get back home -- in more ways than one. All I can think of in these last few days is seeing and embracing my loved ones: Sabby, Eric, Dmitri, Lincoln, my grandson Cohen, my beloved Karis, Mom, Dad, my brothers and sisters, and all the beautiful friends who have been here since it all began eight long years ago (June 2010).
I will need something slow and steady to get me through these final moments -- to keep me from what they call "hard timing." And so I've chosen as my last track to get me to the door, the song, "Get Home", by Angus and Julia Stone:
It has special meaning to me, of course, but I share it with my friends and family with my deepest gratitude for all your love and support throughout this journey. We are all on our way back "home" in one way or another.
Thank you for the prayers, the books, the encouraging letters, the holiday cards, the music suggestions, the lovely photos, the emails, your gracious donations, for believing in me, for caring for my family, for all the memories, and all the love. I have saved it all, if not in a cardboard box then in my heart.
The next time you hear from me, it will be from the other side of these gloomy gray prison doors.
With much Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness.
Though Daniel’s needs are huge ~ many of you have already begun to make sacrificial gifts to give him a big push towards victory. He must win. He will win! After opening envelope after envelope with a donation in it and watching PayPal donations come in ~ I’ve had to pause, give praise and rejoice because of your enormous love, care & support. The lump in my throat is not my thyroid.
After his 8-year ordeal Daniel is more persuasivly determined, than I’ve ever seen him, to succeed in starting a fresh new life. From day one his eyes will only look forward ~ without ever a backward glance.
Meeting his financial needs, writing encouraging letters and praying earnestly are sorely needed now. The love you’ve always displayed recharges his battery and gives him undying hope. May you and yours be wonderfully blessed for doing so.
If you 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). Please either type:
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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 still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in custody at the halfway house ~ 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.
PS: Future Daniel Updates: I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly (health allowing) as we know you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed.
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