FDA Anxious to Put Daniel Smith in Jail for Selling MMS, a Water Purification Product Legally Available and in Use for Over 100 Years
"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."
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MMS ON TRIAL : A Message from Jim Humble
Created December 17, 2014
MMS Defense Fund
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.
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"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!
Daniel Smith - Spokane Washington, USA
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.
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.
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 the friends she'd made 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 general disapproval of the product based upon claims by FDA science officers that would later prove by experts to be entirely false. The FDA "asked" PGL to conduct a "voluntary recall" of all MMS.
As a precautionary measure, and in an effort to avoid any retaliation by the agency, PGL effected the "voluntarily recall" at the suggestion of legal counsel.
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 only do so 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 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 that would 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 with people's use of MMS, they would have answered PGL's letter, rather than allow PGL to sell MMS to its members for a whole year while secretly planning 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, more 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)
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.
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 begs the question, just who are these agencies really working for?
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 thus, are 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 prophetic 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. Daniel has since 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 tutelage 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 with the 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 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 bonding - and thus monetizing -every case 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, and 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.
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 in Daniel's case admitted to one co-defendant's attorney at the very beginning of this case, "It's really Mr. Smith we're after."
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 retain highly experienced assistance of 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 which 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!
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..."
"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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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
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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