Smoking guns: why Maui can defeat Monsanto

Smoking Guns: why Maui can defeat Monsanto

Smoking gun 1: 1993 Joint Resolution of the US Congress, signed into law by President Clinton, 21 years ago today (November 23, 1993)

Smoking gun 2: Hawaii State Constitution

Smoking gun 3: US Constitution

by Jon Rappoport

November 23, 2014

To recap: on Election Day, the voters of Maui passed a ballot measure that blocked Monsanto and Dow from developing and using new GMOs.

In the wake of this historic victory to ban GMOs, Monsanto sued Maui.

The forces now aligned against the citizens of Maui include: Monsanto and Dow, the US federal government, and even the Maui County government, which has caved in, opposes the will of its own voters, and is colluding with Monsanto to strike down the ballot measure—after it won.

However, there are smoking legal guns in this case, and they provide an opening for the citizens of Maui.

1. An opening big enough to drive a fleet of trucks through—if their legal team makes the right moves.

2. And if—this is a big if—massive international pressure is brought on behalf of the people of Maui and against the people’s opponents.

Who would bring that pressure?

I’m talking about anti-GMO groups all over the planet, as well as indigenous peoples everywhere who share common urgencies to survive.

Here is the first legal opening:

On November 23, 1993, the US Congress passed a Joint Resolution on Hawaii, and President Bill Clinton signed it the same day. It became US federal law 103-150. It’s known as the Apology Resolution.

It concerns the overthrow of the land of Hawaii by the US government:

“[The United States]…apologizes to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the people of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893 with the participation of agents and citizens of the United States, and the deprivation of the rights of Native Hawaiians to self-determination;

“…[and] expresses its commitment to acknowledge the ramifications of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, in order to provide a proper foundation for reconciliation between the United States and the Native Hawaiian people…”

Below are key sections of the Resolution. Three years before the introduction of GMO crops in America and the overwhelming spraying of the toxic Monsanto herbicide Roundup, it is as if these sections were written to stop Monsanto and Dow:

“…the health and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people is intrinsically tied to their deep feelings and attachment to the land…

“…the long-range economic and social changes in Hawaii over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have been devastating to the population and to the health and well-being of the Hawaiian people…

“…the Native Hawaiian people are determined to preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territory, and their cultural identity in accordance with their own spiritual and traditional beliefs, customs, practices, language, and social institutions…”

—Deep attachment to the land. Health and well-being of the people. Transmitting the deep belief in the health of the land and the people to future generations. What more do you need?

The Maui ballot measure is most definitely in line with the 1993 Resolution which, as I stated, is also federal law.

The huge GMO/pesticide incursion of Dow and Monsanto on Maui is a direct violation of the US Federal Resolution and Law of 1993.

The next smoking gun is the Hawaii State Constitution.

Article 11, Section 9, “Conservation, Control and Development of Resources”:

“Each person has the right to a clean and healthful environment, as defined by laws relating to environmental quality, including control of pollution and conservation, protection and enhancement of natural resources. Any person may enforce this right against any party, public or private, through appropriate legal proceedings, subject to reasonable limitations and regulation as provided by law.”

Subsequent regulation and law, however, cannot sabotage the basic enumerated right to a “clean and healthful environment.”

Monsanto and Dow can’t legally run facilities on Maui and carry out more than a thousand experiments with GMO seeds and pesticides and avoid independent scientific review.

Finally, there is the US Constitution itself. The smoking gun here can be found in its opening assertion:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Federal law, state law, federal regulations, state regulations—they are all accountable to the Constitution, and the Constitution itself is accountable to its own opening statement, above.

What do “general welfare,” “blessings of liberty,” and “posterity” mean, if the state of Hawaii and the US government can legitimize poison (Roundup) and inserted experimental Monsanto genes, whose negative health impacts on the people of Maui are Monsanto “trade secrets?”

Monsanto’s mindless justification? State and federal laws trump county ballot initiatives.

No they don’t. They don’t trump regulations based on fraudulent science. They don’t trump the US Constitution, either.

The so-called Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution (Article 6, Clause 2) assumes a superior “trumping” law or regulation is, in fact, in line with the Constitution—but a law/regulation permitting the use of toxic GMO technology and Roundup, passed in Congress on the basis of fake and deceptive science, thereby undermining liberty, posterity, and the general welfare, is not in line with the Constitution. It’s a fraud and a crime.

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The people of Maui are demanding a fair, honest, independent, and comprehensive investigation of the practices of Monsanto and Dow on their land.

That was explicitly stated in their ballot measure that won on Election Day. A stop to all new GMO operations until the investigation is done.

Monsanto and Dow desperately want to avoid such an investigation, because they know what it will bring: exposure of massive crimes. Their lawsuit is about avoidance and nothing else.

Right now, Maui is the center of the GMO universe, and it has spoken against GMOs.

That voice and that vote is the spark. It must not go out.

The whole world needs to know what is happening on Maui. Now.

Massive pressure needs to be exerted to prevent an illegal, unconstitutional, and blatantly evil Monsanto court victory.

Finally, I am making this an open communication to the men who have been bankrolling the GMO-labeling initiatives in the US:

Fund something quite different—bring to Maui the native people from the jungles of Brazil and the Indian reservations of America and the small farms of India and Africa, where Monsanto and other mega-corporations have been destroying and poisoning the land.

Bring these indigenous peoples together on Maui. Let them stand together and expose the combined truth.

Attract the international press, as the Maui court proceedings move forward, under a withering glare of attention.

Make this a story the world has been waiting for.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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17 comments on “Smoking guns: why Maui can defeat Monsanto

  1. From Québec says:

    Jon, you must send this infomation to Shaka’s leader ASAP.

    And we should post this information on all alternative sites.

    And why not use these 3 smoking guns for chemtrails also. They apply perfectly.

  2. From Québec says:

    Jon, there is an error on the site.

    When we get to the bottom of this page and click on “Follow”… we get the article of November 15, “Scientist basis for GMO crops is False.”

    We are missing 3 and a half articles:

    – Who is Garry Hirssher
    – Anti-GMO movements
    – Jerry (Ben and Jerry)
    – The medical shadow government (half article)..

  3. Tanya Dobbs says:

    Looks like they’re on it…
    SHAKA Movement & 5 Maui Citizens in Federal Court (Nov. 21, 2014)
    The motion filed in federal court today asserts that interests of the majority of Maui County voters who approved the ordinance are not properly represented in the agreement reached between the Maui county officials, and the industry opponents. A second filing asserts “Ingrained throughout the Hawaii Constitution are vital environmental considerations that recognize the importance of preserving Hawaii’s delicate natural environment. These provisions are unique given Hawaii’s delicate ecosystem, history, and cultural heritage.” Under the Hawaii Constitution, the State is expressly obligated to provide for the “protection and promotion of the public health”. The motion argued that these vital constitutional interests are to be properly considered under Hawaii State Law.

  4. Mavis Oliveira-Medeiros says:

    Maybe you should join “shakamovement”, a page on Facebook…we’d love to have you. You have to ask to join, but an Administrator would, no doubt, let you in. Mahalo for your important input.

  5. laurabruno says:

    Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    Excellent research by Jon Rappoport, as well as a clear, highly inclusive strategy. I like it! Please spread his information to any anti-GMO groups, citizens’ rights, sovereignty, indigenous, or other groups you know who might be able to add their support.

  6. Eise Travis says:

    This article is truly amazing!!! You nailed it !!Thank-you so much for all your support. Keep um coming. It’s giving us the energy and ammunition we need to win this war!

  7. Matt Crawford says:

    This author does not know Hawaii. It is a land of cowards, without political conviction or moral courage. The state credo is “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness” – this, in a state that resembles a 3rd world nation, with its indigenous people denied their right to land legislatively provided but now not completed for coming on a hundred years, with its perennial crop the drug white sugar, and with its people leaving because they cannot create a political organization to provide the land and homes the people deserve in the place they grew up in.” Inept” fails to describe the average citizen when it comes to political maturity!
    The primary problem with Hawaii is the inability of the average citizen to grasp the necessity of personal moral responsibility that a democracy imposes. They basically want a king because they are too lackadaisical for any extensive effort to improve they’re lot. And thus Hawaii is ruled by corrupt corporations negotiating for advantage with the bureaucracy and political class. This is not an ‘opinion’. I lived on Maui for 34 years and was a Student Body President at Maui Community College, a candidate for the Constitutional Convention in ’78 and the County Council. The people there are a lost cause, and the only thing that could save Hawaii for the ‘locals’ is an influx of the Haoles they hate!

  8. El Gambrinus says:

    Read Mintzberg’s book, he is a Canadian economist and explains the US & EU plans. Very scary…..

  9. laurabruno says:

    Just a side note to keep in awareness: these pesky layers of laws are the reason Obama and the big corporations designing the TPP and TTIP are working so hard to Fast Track those trade agreements. They’re trying to get the letter of the law on their side. There’s been enormous resistance to these treaties in many nations, yet the Fast Track plans continue. The treaties would take the lowest common denominator of rights, standards, and regulations in each participating country and make those the standard in all countries treaty-wide — with corporation rights trumping national, state and local sovereignty.. Monsanto is most certainly at the secret planning table. Any ideas how to remove those Aces up their sleeves?

  10. bcfreedom says:

    Look into the state pension plans, for the life of me, I have no idea why no one publishes the inventory of these state plans because they ALWAYS have monsanto shares… like CALPERS etc. Jon, show the people why, when you can tell them this, it all makes sense, it is the ultimate ‘follow the money’ it is also the reason for wi-fi and vaccines, the govt pension plans that your ‘representatives’ will rely on for life, hold these companies as core assets.

  11. Kinachahue says:

    Isn’t it shocking that none of the [mainstream] press has an article/story about this situation in Maui? Actually I figured there would be some local ABC/NBC/CBS/Fox affiliate that would do a story on this but no, not one. This should tell you all you need to know about what the intentions of the elite are and how they control information. Drudge is a [mainstream] tool yet people flock to his site like he is some maverick, irritating.

  12. Roger Fuller says:

    Dear Jon:
    I agree with all of your legal arguments, but I would just like to add a detail. Bill Clinton was the first president to unleash GE food onto the World and, ironically, it was in 1993 with the genetically engineered tomato. So he apologizes to Hawaii with a presidential order in 1993; then turns around and stabs Hawaii in the back by releasing the first GE food onto the world in the same year. Then the GE empire of Biotricknology Companies eventually made its way to Hawaii; set up shop there; and even turned one of their islands into a major GE crop testing site. Also Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, turned the the State department into the major GE food pushing thug around the World, which it still is. So the Clintons are no friends to Hawaii, or the rest of the World for that matter.
    And I would like to add that Laura Bruno is right on the mark. The TPP and the TTIP are far and away the greatest threat in the world to food sovereignty around the world. Groups have been fighting these fake ” free trade ” agreements for years; but these 2 are the biggest and the worst and they are getting dangerously close to passing with the despicable ” Fast Track ” procedure that shuts out Congressional amendments. So I hope the People can stop these crazy ” trade agreements “.
    yours truly,
    Roger Fuller

  13. Really? “Victory to ban GMO’s? Let’s read that again… “To recap: on Election Day, the voters of Maui passed a ballot measure that blocked Monsanto and Dow from developing and using new GMOs.” What word there is extremely important in determining whether there has been any kind of “victory?”

    That word? “New.” That leads Me to believe that this is much ado about nothing, like “labeling.” “Make a stink about NEW ones and They’ll accept the ones that are there – and We can expand them, then.”

    Ya think? Until They BAN them, there is no victory. Seriously.

    And what of an answer? A way to end the unconfined raising of GMO crops? How about stripping the need for money from the equation? Who would support anOther who would do that? Without the power of money to convince, through toadies – armies and strong-arms – bribery, blackmail setups, mind control and handlers, do You think Humanity as a whole would say, “Yeah, Let’s plant GMO’s and eat them!”

    So again for the reader, I offer a way We can solve for this mess:

    T.A.P. – You’re It!

    “Revolution in ideas, not blood.”


    “Did You give an oath and find it’s bait and switch? Well, there is no oath then, is there?”
    “ALL money systems promote the most psychopathic to the top of the money/power heap – THEY will do ANYTHING to get there.”
    “The love of money is the root of all evil; remove the soil in which the root grows…”
    “If the universe is made of mostly “dark” energy…can We use it to run Our cars?”
    “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”

  14. GMOs gave me extra fingers and toes says:

    Like many, I am of the belief that American corporate “agriculture” in general is (and will continue to be) the most massive technological failure in human history.

    But GMOs might be an even greater technological disaster.

    • Amaterasu Solar says:

      Do consider that if it was a failure on a financial level, We would not see governMENT (controlMIND) supporting the biotech corporations. It is not a “failure.” It is a control grab for the food supply on this planet, and is soft kill towards the end agenda (21) of getting rid of most of Us.

      “Revolution in ideas, not blood.”


      “Did You give an oath and find it’s bait and switch? Well, there is no oath then, is there?”
      “ALL money systems promote the most psychopathic to the top of the money/power heap – THEY will do ANYTHING to get there.”
      “The love of money is the root of all evil; remove the soil in which the root grows…”
      “If the universe is made of mostly “dark” energy…can We use it to run Our cars?”
      “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”

  15. omanuel says:

    An exceedingly evil, intelligent force expanded from the central Eurasian continent to engulf the entire globe after WWII.

    That is why the integrity of science and constitutional limits on world governments evaporated, . . .

    Fragmenting the unity of the laws of nuclear physics, thermodynamics and cosmology, . . .

    With separate and irrational forms of consensus scientific explanations for increasing entropy, expansion of the universe, nuclear and atomic forces.

    Dividing the wisdom acquired from spiritual and scientific practices into dogmatic, warring opponents that now threaten the survival of mankind.

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