15 responses to Amish Salve-Maker Denied Appeal, Will Remain In Prison
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    Maureen
    Comment on Amish Salve-Maker Denied Appeal, Will Remain In Prison (April 27th, 2018 at 08:38)

    This is awful – embarrassing really.

    We have so many problems in this country; we spend tax dollars on this nonsense?

    We let crooked politicians go free all the time, and we’re going to jail Sam Girod over selling “natural products’? A false claim on a natural product doesn’t warrant six years jail time. Begging the question is why would the Feds severely go after this type of wrongdoing on one farmer? Instead they should aggressively investigate the cosmetic industry and speed ahead to pharmaceutical companies.

    I recall being in college in an Ethics class, studying false advertising. Ben and Jerry’s put the wrong label on their ice cream, and paid off the food and drug administration to allow them to use the labels for a certain amount of time. No jail time on either side.

    And you know this happens every day with giant companies. Yet the Feds jail a lone Amish farmer? Why?

    I’m not saying false claims shouldn’t be investigated. Perhaps a fine was in order for Sam Girod. Jailed for six years? Now this punishment is just plain wrong. Some legal advocates should pro bono on behalf of Girod pronto.

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      Ingrid
      Comment on Ingrid (April 27th, 2018 at 11:09)

      Ingrid

      Please, someone post actions that we can take to help Sam and his family/community…this is a disgrace!

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        Comment on Pardon Sam (April 27th, 2018 at 11:42)

        Pardon Sam

        All who are concerned can write, call, e-mail their state Reps, reps in congress , the senate, & POTUS.
        Some who know how can get up petitions and send result in to.
        Let It be known that vaccines kill more people than salve ever did.
        The Amish, Mennonites, etc. can have all of you send letters to our POTUS.
        You need to flood Our White House with your disagreement.
        Sam should not be in any Prison, he should b home making salve for people.
        All of you can refuse to sell any of your other products, including food or serve at restaurants, to any politicians because of your faith, forbids it.

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        jerry
        Comment on Response to Ingrid (April 27th, 2018 at 21:51)

        Response to Ingrid

        On line, you can go to WhiteHouse.gov/Contact and write an email with your input. I just did and I’ve used it before and received a response a week later. Here’s the link:
        https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

        It takes five minutes to complete the form.

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    Jim Kramer
    Comment on Are the Amish to continually be singled out? (April 27th, 2018 at 09:04)

    Are the Amish to continually be singled out?

    Yes, it was wrong; yes, some form of fine would have been appropriate. Six years in prison is beyond ridiculous: it is a crime and a shame!
    One glamce into the ads in many Farmers’Almanacs and other respectable periodicals is quite telling: there you will find everything from charlatans who contact spirits to cures for yes, ordinarily debilitating alments which are chronic. I wonder that the many tabloids are still in print for all their lies, scandals and libel.
    WHAT, PRAY, would move that court to put a farmer into prison? He is AMISH. He has no high, influential connections, no Hollywood friends, and is not a multi million dollar corporation with a team of sharks, excuse me, lawyers to make mincemeat of his oponents! America, how SAD and how far we have fallen when we pardon outright murderers and imprison people over whar certain celebrity “Doctors” do DAILY on television!

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    Comment on And CLINTON got celebrated! (April 27th, 2018 at 09:21)

    And CLINTON got celebrated!

    This is an ABOMINATION! A CALUMNY and a DISGRACE of the American justice system!

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    Comment on Hot Skillet (April 27th, 2018 at 09:47)

    Hot Skillet

    This is an atrocity on an American citizen, the FDA & Judges should be the ones in prison. Attacking this maker of natural cures for the sick & infected.
    In the beginning of America these type of people were looked forward to as they pedaled their cures about by horse & mule in the countryside.
    If his cures did not work, people simply did not buy it.
    His cures may work on some people, we are all made different.
    The FDA should be abolished and start a-new.
    POTUS should PARDON this man for his good work.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on False advertising (April 27th, 2018 at 11:53)

    False advertising

    He is still not above the law, no matter how many people love him and believe him. To me, he’s no different than a snake oil salesman of old. Why don’t the folks who’ve been “cured” submit to testing? (Oh, that’s right, they don’t trust “science.”) The whole WORLD has hoped/prayed for a cure for cancer for centuries. Prove it. And also ask those who believed in his cure but WEREN’T cured of cancer to come forth with THEIR stories. He knew what he was doing, had (and fired) the attorney he had, chose to represent himself.

    Other drugs we use today are made from “natural” substances. In THIS country (still the U.S.A., I believe) we don’t like it when people deceive us, especially when it comes to our health. As long as the Amish live here, (and according to their own “rules”), they are expected and directed to obey the laws of the land.

    Maybe he wouldn’t have this problem if he simply didn’t claim the stuff cures cancer.

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Wrong thought (April 27th, 2018 at 15:22)

      Wrong thought

      Alice, Governments should not be able to dictate who or what they take to cure an illness. Especially not put in prison, someone could sue for false advertising, but a cure might work for some & not for someone else. It is a little like the Gov. at Waco, Ruby Ridge and others, goons attacking citizens, it is to silence the public into submission.

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    jerry
    Comment on Excessive Sentence? (April 27th, 2018 at 21:24)

    Excessive Sentence?

    Not fair at all. A local drug dealer gets three years for selling fentanyl laced heroin where two people died. He will be out in 18 months. I’m writing POTUS as well.

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    Jim Kramer
    Comment on Are the Amish to continually be singled out? (April 28th, 2018 at 06:26)

    Are the Amish to continually be singled out?

    Yes, it was wrong; yes, some form of fine would have been appropriate. Six years in prison is beyond ridiculous: it is a crime and a shame!
    One glamce into the ads in many Farmers’Almanacs and other respectable periodicals is quite telling: there you will find everything from charlatans who contact spirits to cures for yes, ordinarily debilitating alments which are chronic. I wonder that the many tabloids are still in print for all their lies, scandals and libel.
    WHAT, PRAY, would move that court to put a farmer into prison? He is AMISH. He has no high, influential connections, no Hollywood friends, and is not a multi million dollar corporation with a team of sharks, excuse me, lawyers to make mincemeat of his oponents! America, how SAD and how far we have fallen when we pardon outright murderers and imprison people over what certain celebrity “Doctors” do DAILY on television!

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    AJ
    Comment on Amish Salve-Maker Denied Appeal, Will Remain In Prison (April 28th, 2018 at 19:53)

    While I agree that any concoction advertised as a medicine or herbal remedy should be tested and approved to weed out potential harmful drugs and people/companies trying to take advantage of others. The problem is that this is really not the case for large pharmaceuticals. The government approves big pharmaceuticals to sell practically anything, including known drugs which cause thousands of deaths a year.

    The drug business in the U.S is largely run to benefit large pharmaceutical companies who can afford to pay scientists (that are crafty enough to get very harmful drugs approved), patents, and lobbying. Its sad many more dangerous drugs are on the market today, approved by the FDA, while an Amishman is harassed for a largely benign herbal concoction.

    Thinking about it. All those people who lost loved ones due to the drugs approved by the FDA should be absolutely mad with the abuses going on not just with the drug companies, but also within the FDA. In my opinion the FDA should be sued by all the people who have lost loved ones thanks to the FDA approving and allowing drugs known to cause deaths to both enter and stay on the market

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Amish Salve-Maker Denied Appeal, Will Remain In Prison (May 2nd, 2018 at 22:17)

    In The Budget weekly newspaper, a daughter of Samuel Girod sends in weekly news from Owingsville, Kentucky (his hometown). She reports that several of his family members are making weekly visits to him at the prison where he is at in Pennsylvania. This is a journey of several hundred miles. For whatever an individual thinks about this case in terms of Samuel’s crime/length of prison sentence/denial of appeal, I think the family is to be respected for their faithfulness in visiting Samuel. It reminds me of the teaching we find in Matthew 25:36 — “…I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

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      Ingrid
      Comment on Pennsylvania? (May 3rd, 2018 at 05:50)

      Pennsylvania?

      I think I missed something, Mr. Girod is jailed in Pennsylvania? Does anyone know how we can help the family?

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