Petition posted: https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-petition-to-stay-daniel-smith-s-sentence-and-end-malaria-death-toll-in-2017
To: The Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America
We the diverse and freedom-loving People of this great nation, in concert with concerned citizens representing over 110 nations across the globe, earnestly petition your clemency in the manner of Reprieve pursuant to Art. II, Sect. 2, Cl. 1 of the U.S. Constitution, by granting the immediate temporary stay of the 51-month sentence of health freedom advocate, political prisoner, husband, father and grandfather, Louis Daniel Smith, through the conclusion of his appeals. This request for extraordinary relief is based upon extraordinary circumstances - as you may gather by our number, diversity, and comments.
Daniel Smith is presently serving a 51-month sentence in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons at SeaTac FDC in the State of Washington (Inmate #74882-065). His prosecution, stemming from alleged violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, proceed from:
(a) a legally deficient indictment, in the first instance;
(b) erroneous application of the law;
(c) insufficient evidence of criminal intent; and
(d) a defective trial in which Mr. Smith was denied the opportunity to present a defense.
These substantial issues of fact and law are the subject of a languishing appeal, meticulously briefed and filed by court-appointed counsel on Mr. Smith's behalf. Legal scholars predict a high
likelihood of a full reversal. A copy of the brief is included herewith.
However, by the time Mr. Smith\'s appeal has run its course, he will have served three quarters of a wrongful sentence with no recourse at law for the years stolen from him and his family. This is due, in part, to the Ninth Circuit\'s heavy caseload and the common tactic of delaying appeals. It is also needlessly costing the government over $44,000 a year.
Mr. Smith has exhausted all lower remedies by first requesting release pending his appeal from the court. The trial judge, however, denied release, speculating that Mr. Smith could be a flight risk because funds raised pretrial for his defense \"could\" have been used to secure a means to leave the country. This baseless argument belies the fact that:
(a) the U.S. Department of Justice, by and through the BOP, has already granted Mr. Smith two unsupervised furloughs to visit his family, including a three-day, 750 mile-round-trip furlough; has designated him \"community custody\", awarded him a gate pass with which he regularly works unsupervised outside the prison; and currently employs him as a \"town driver\" shuttling inmates to various destinations for releases, furloughs, and medical appointments. If Mr. Smith were a flight risk, he would already have absconded; but instead, he always honorably self-surrenders. Any argument for risk of flight also belies the fact that:
(b) Mr. Smith was on pretrial release for over two years without incident;
(c) he has already relinquished his passport to the US Marshals;
(d) he maintains strong family and community ties;
(e) his trustee submitted an affidavit swearing that the funds in question had already been depleted, all spent on legitimate expenses in preparation for trial; and
(f) Mr. Smith has already served, without incident, over half the sentence relevant to his projected release date to home confinement.
Mr. Smith is clearly not a flight risk. It appears instead that Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson, appointed by Obama in 2009, may have a vendetta against Mr. Smith because thousands have signed a petition elsewhere imploring Congress to investigate prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in his case. See e.g., tinyurl.com/standbydaniel. The only other reason to deny Mr. Smith\'s release pending appeal would be to protect special interests, such as financial positions taken out in the Court Registry Investment System (CRIS). It would seem that someone is profiting at Mr. Smith\'s family\'s and the public\'s expense.
Daniel Smith is a Political Prisoner:
Daniel Smith\'s story speaks to many of the problems America and all the world is facing. One of these, for example, is over-regulation, lobbied into existence by special interests, like pharmaceutical companies, to keep inexpensive remedies off the market so Big Pharma can fleece the government for dangerous pills and potions that treat symptoms, rather than address real problems. Mr. Smith\'s prosecution is thus political in this respect.
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 Intl., in hopes of making a difference in the human health paradigm. Little did he know this ran counter to private interests protected by the FDA.
This simple and inexpensive water purification substance known as \"acidified sodium chlorite\" - colloquially called \"MMS\" (short for \"Master Mineral Solution\") - has since been found to help with numerous health issues, but has been ignorantly maligned by the media as \"industrial bleach\" and become the perpetual target of unrelenting propaganda sponsored by special interests since 2009.For example, one news network, ABC News, received hundreds of testimonials from all over the globe as to the safety and efficacy of MMS before airing a recent 20/20 \"hit piece\" in which they blatantly lied and stated they knew of no such evidence. The media has continued to mislead consumers in spite of the fact that:
(a) as early as 2013, the EU had already granted sodium chlorite orphaned drug status for the treatment of ALS;
(b) a U.S. pharmaceutical company had entered third stage clinical studies for the safe and effective use of the compound in the treatment of MS, Parkinson\'s and Alzheimer\'s;
(c) there are documented reports of successful reversals in the diagnosis of Autism in Mexico;
(d) the U.S. government used the resulting compound in the successful cleanup after the anthrax attacks, to eradicate mold post-Katrina and, more recently, to kill Ebola in Sierra Leone;
(e) multiple patents have since surfaced, published by the U.S. Patent Office, detailing the safe and effective use of acidified sodium chlorite for the treatment of HIV, various cancers, and dermatological issues.
Please President Trump: End Malaria\'s Yearly Death Toll in 2017:
Acidified sodium chlorite is one of the biggest secrets kept by Big Pharma. Just look on YouTube for an MMS Malaria pilot study overseen by Red Cross volunteers in Uganda, that the media and special interests attempted to cover-up. As clearly shown in Uganda, MMS safely kills this bloodborne protozoan in a single oral dose costing less than five cents.
President Trump: with this information, and the help of those like Daniel Smith, you could launch an initiative to save over a million lives from Malaria this year, and pilot new clinical studies with a view to eradicating other needless plagues closer to home, like the rise of Tuberculosis and Autism.
We implore you to not be misled by the media, which does not speak for, and ignores, the voice of We the People, as you already are so intimately aware. Daniel Smith and MMS have been instrumental in saving and improving the quality of thousands of lives around the globe, many of which have signed this petition and have shared their sentiments in the comments field.
As you can read from Mr. Smith\'s appeal, the record clearly establishes that he is both factually and legally innocent of the charges. Both Mr. Smith and the public at large are victims of this malicious and wrongful prosecution. Mainstream media has used it for the benefit of special interests, like Big Pharma and the FDA, to legitimize an otherwise illegitimate prosecution, and all but criminalize an otherwise inexpensive and effective answer to so many health challenges that needlessly plague our nation today. This simple chemical is a ubiquitous and non-controlled substance - not illegal to buy, sell, import, export or possess, and offers tremendous hope for humanity. This is crucial information for an Administration seeking to change the status quo and reduce the cost of health and medicine.
We the People, therefore, humbly petition you, Mr. President, for the Reprieve of Mr. Smith\'s sentence, so that he may return home to support his family, including his wife and children, and his ailing father, whose heart is failing and who needs his son\'s support. Mr. Smith has no prior criminal background and is no danger to society. He has been a target of special interests for being entrepreneurial and a humanitarian - for being truly American. Mr. Smith is loved by many from all over the world. He should be released pending the outcome of his appeals. We are not asking for an Executive Pardon, simply a Reprieve. Should Mr. Smith not prevail in his appeals, he would, without fail, finish any non-served portion of any sentence, and do so with our full support.
28 C.F.R. Sect 1.11 reminds us that the regulations for the Department of Justice as it pertains to Executive Clemency \"are advisory only and for the internal guidance of the Department of Justice personnel. They [do not] restrict the authority granted to the President under Article II, section 2 of the Constitution\", which states that the President \"[s]hall have the Power to grant Reprieve and Pardons for the Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.\"
Thank you, Mr. President Trump, for considering this petition in Mr. Smith\'s and the public\'s greater interest, and for your promise to make America great again.