On April 15, Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway dropped a bomb in Monsanto vs. Maui.
She ruled that the case cannot go to Hawaii State Court, but will remain under her federal jurisdiction.
The federal government’s support for Monsanto is even greater than the State Government of Hawaii’s.
And the will of Maui County voters—to put a temporary block on Monsanto’s toxic, local, GMO/pesticide experiments—is now diluted at a new remote level.
Maui County can’t enforce the vote, and neither can the State of Hawaii. Now a federal court will decide whether to nullify the will of Maui voters.
This is dictatorship.
Among the obvious reasons for refusing to allow this matter to be settled at a state level, there is a hidden factor: a guiding principle invoked in the Hawaii State Constitution:
“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.”
“For the benefit of present and future generations, the State and its political subdivisions shall conserve and protect Hawaii’s natural beauty and all natural resources, including land, water, air, minerals and energy sources, and shall promote the development and utilization of these resources in a manner consistent with their conservation and in furtherance of the self-sufficiency of the State.”
That’s what Judge Mollway is avoiding—the possibility that, at the State level, a Hawaii court might base its decision on this principle of protecting the land and the people, and therefore rule that Monsanto’s GMO/pesticide human experimentation must stop.
It comes down to:
“We, the voters of Maui, decided—”
“We, the federal court, don’t care what you voted on or decided. It’s null and void. Go home. We rule. You’re irrelevant.”
No need to rig the vote. Just cancel it retroactively. As any police state would.
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 NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.