Why Maui Can Defeat Monsanto
Smoking gun 1: 1993 Joint Resolution of the US Congress,
signed into law by President Clinton
Smoking gun 2: Hawaii State Constitution
Smoking gun 3: US Constitution
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
However, there are smoking legal guns in this case, and
they provide an opening for the citizens of Maui.
An opening big enough to drive a fleet of trucks
through---if their legal team makes the right moves.
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
"[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
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
---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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The whole world needs to know what is happening on Maui.
Massive pressure needs to be exerted to prevent an
illegal, unconstitutional, and blatantly evil Monsanto
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
Make this a story the world has been waiting for.