03. Old News from Indigenous Nations | Indigenous Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

Onondaga Insist on Self-Rule

The Onondaga Nation has insisted on self-rule and independence from the federal government for centuries. Today, enter the Onondaga Nation territory and one will enter a foreign country. 

The Onondaga Nation does not recognize federal jurisdiction or consider themselves “U.S. citizens”. They travel freely on their own passports. They refuse to accept federal programs that other tribes recognized as “nation within a nation” have accepted at the cost of their sovereignty and independence.

The federal U.S. government doesn’t concede the Onondaga’s independence and the Nation has been in numerous legal battles with the State of New York which still claim jurisdiction over the Nation. 

According to Chief Irving Powless, by western standards the tribe lives in poverty, but the Onondaga’s consider themselves blessed to be free and not accept the trappings of civilization such as being taxed, drafted, investigated and counted.

Chief Powless is a member of a tribal council picked by clan mothers in a matriarchal society. He asserts there are lots of happy, well-fed people who are firmly rooted in their culture. “We’re still here…surviving without compromising our position for the last 244 years.”

Oneida Shoot for Economic Independence

The nearby Oneida Nation doesn’t share the Onondaga’s strategy for sovereignty. They are convinced true sovereignty must be built on economic independence. 

The Oneida Nation have raked in $100 million or more in casino profits since 1993 and expanded their land base from 32 acres to 4,000 acres through reacquisition of land that was once part of their Nation before colonization. 

Being run by tribal governments installed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) doesn’t yield an independent voice for the indigenous people, but a mouthpiece for and cooptation by the federal U.S. government. Not to mention the immorality of raking in profits on gambling and disempowerment – a prostitution of the human spirit.

Many other tribes have gone this route, and it could be a short-term working strategy for economic development and ultimately long-term sovereignty if they don’t lose the heart and soul of their people in the process. 

The tribe could gain economic independence only if they converted the financial resources into an infrastructure that provides for self-reliance, sovereignty and true interdependence.  

Shawnee Declare War on United States

On January 23, 1990, the Shawnee Nation Reserve was violated by an armed force which invaded the reservation in order to steal Shawnee Indian property and impose civil jurisdiction upon Shawnee Indian Country and the Indians thereon, according to Chief Jimmie D. Oyler.

A recent tax levied against the Chief personally has prompted him to file Motions with Demand and Warning to Governor Bill Graves, the Secretary of Revenue and the Board of Tax Appeals for the return of all Indian property and/or monetary compensation for property, taken during the January 23, 1990 action. He is suing for an excess of $1,000,000.

Chief Jimmie D. Oyler and other unnamed tribal members sent a legal warning to the State of Kansas that anything short of “total compliance with the Constitution of the United States, United States Treaties with the Shawnee and others” shall result in total war. 

Northern Russian Federation Calls for International Assistance

Indigenous groups in the Northern Russian Federation have called for international support for negotiations with Russian President President Yeltsin. The group is transmitting a call to “political parties and movements, to the Russian public, to all people of good will, to whom the life and rights of every nationality is dear, to support the aims of minority peoples of the Russian North for self preservation.”

Socio-economic conditions among indigenous people of the North Russian Federation continue to deteriorate and the extinction of the Aleut, Ket, Iganasan, Negidalets, Orok, Oroch, Tofalar, Enets and Yukagir people seems imminent.

V.B. Shustov, General Secretary of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East, says annexation of lands to accommodate “rapacious petroleum, natural gas, coal, gold and non-ferrous mining interests, without any form of just compensation to indigenous people of the north, is threatening 29 endangered nations representing some 200,000 individuals.” 

He asserts that “the transition to a market economy is characterized by a total break down of traditional economic activities and way of life, an uncontrolled growth of unemployment and impoverishment, life threatening levels of crime and alcoholism that undermine traditional outlooks on life, sharp decline in the health of our peoples and death rates that are one and a half times the average in the country.”

As a result, indigenous groups are demanding the Russian government start a negotiation process with the government of the Russian Federation before it is too late, addressing the questions of direct compensation, guarantees of traditional resource use and economic activities, social services, economic advancement, government representation and related issues. 

Unfortunately, this strategy is flawed as it is an appeal from an affiliated NGO of the United Nations (UN). Although, application for international recognition of the injustice is well intended, this is an appeal to the same Global Power structure that created the injustice in the first place. Can you appeal to the wolf to stop eating the chickens?

Huaorari Nation Occupies Oil Platforms

The Huaorani Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon (ONHAE) occupied oil platforms and rigs belonging to Maxus Ecuador Inc., according to an ONHAE spokesman, as well as Hector Villamil of the Pastaza Indigenous Peoples Organization (OPIP). Maxus Ecuador Inc., denies that the wells were seized, but the Quito Daily News reported that there are about 100 soldiers in the area who could be used to remove the protesters.

The Huaorani group says that despite an Agreement of Friendship, Respect and Mutual Support signed between the indigenous people and Maxus, the company’s true intentions have become manifest. The compact was signed amidst divisiveness and deceit on Maxus’ part and the corporation’s paternalism and manipulation is resulting in loss of autonomy for the Huaorani people.

As a result, the Huaorani have proposed a new agreement to the government of Ecuador and Maxus, Inc. for the conducting of oil exploration in Block 16. The new agreement challenges the government and Maxus to defend and protect the cultural, organizational and territorial integrity of the Huaorani people and to guarantee their participation in the decision making process for oil development in their territory. 

They also are requesting the corporation to coordinate its activities with the Huaorani’s own economic development plan. 

Indians Threaten Mass Suicide

About 250 Brazilian Indians with a tribal history of suicide are threatening to fight to the death or kill themselves if they’re forced from a ranch in the western brush-lands. Dozens of families of Kaiowa-Guarani Indians have lived on the 1,230-acre ranch, 800 miles west of Brasilia, since it was expropriated and turned into a reservation several years ago.

Earlier this year, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso signed a decree allowing such expropriations to be contested in court, and former owner Miguel de Oliveira sued successfully. A judge ordered the Indians off the land.

Indigenous people have been exploited for generations for the natural resources they command. This is as true in the former Soviet Union, in Ecuador, in Brazil, elsewhere in the world and in the American Southwest. 

Indigenous people have understood the destruction of their sovereignty much longer than the “U.S. citizen”. We have much to learn from each other. Enough of the domination of the white race over the red, black or yellow races. We must respect the sovereignty of all the people of every culture and Nation including our own.

Martial Law at Black Mesa (Big Mountain)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) had blockaded the annual spring Dine’ (i.e., Dineh) gathering on disputed territories of the Hopi Partitioned land at Black Mesa (Apache-Navajo Counties), Arizona. This is where “Hopi Partitioned Lands” were carved out of the Navajo Nation by a 1974 Presidential Executive Order which called for the forced eviction of traditional Navajo under the Navajo-Hopi Relocation Act or Public Law 93-531. 

Since the 1960s the mesa has been strip mined for coal )and uranium) by the Peabody Western Coal Company, stirring a controversy over Peabody Energy’s use of groundwater to transport coal. Even though the mine has closed, the Dine’ people are still being relocated and removed from their homes.

Martial law has been imposed over a large area on Black Mesa, or Big Mountain, since May 15th, 1996. Operating under the joint authority of BIA Superintendent Robert Caroline at Kearns Canyon and by Hopi Chairman Ferrill Secakuku at Kykotsmovi, U.S. government agents wearing flak jackets and brandishing automatic weapons are enforcing road closures and conducting warrant-less searches, improper detentions, seizures of personal belongings, food stuffs and medical supplies and intimidation of legal residents in their homes and on their premises.

The residences of Louise and Ruth Benally in the Community of Big Mountain, Arizona and the surrounding area, are covered with scores of law enforcement personnel. 

Violence has been reported by several area residents as police have used batons and force to take the gathering participants into custody. Police are now preparing to use tear gas at the site. Many Navajo Elders are resisting arrest as their children and supporters have already been taken into custody.

The situation escalated as a group of Elder women prevented the arrest of a Dine’ youth. Police then attempted to arrest Elders who sat and clung to each other to avoid being taken into custody. Supporters and family members continue to arrive and confront the Hopi Rangers. The Traditional Elders have called on the legacy media and the American public to come and witness the violence and the occupation of their ancestral homelands.

Hopi Tribal authorities have also verbally threatened to disrupt the upcoming July Sun Dances at Big Mountain.

Leonard Peltier Denied Parole Again

Leonard Peltier’s parole was denied again who is serving two consecutive life sentences and has spent more than 32 years in prison. The next scheduled hearing for Peltier is 2024 when Peltier would be 79 years old.

“A prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), Leonard Peltier was convicted of the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents, Jack Coler and Ronald Williams, during a confrontation involving AIM members on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota on 26 June 1975. While Leonard Peltier admits having been present during the incident, he has always denied shooting the agents at point blank range as alleged by the prosecution at his trial.”

The United States Parole Commission (USPC) states that regardless of the information brought back to them from the parole officer and despite favorable recommendations following the U.S. government’s distinct concessions that no direct evidence exists against Peltier, it is more convenient to keep an innocent man in prison than to deal with the controversy that might result from paroling him. 

The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee urges people to voice their outrage with phone calls and faxes. People of every color have their political prisoners, those who have fought, died or been incarcerated for their cause.

It will greatly benefit the “U.S. citizen” and sovereign “state” Citizen and all concerned to build strategic and diplomatic relationships with all other indigenous sovereign nations and people of North America. In order to survive, and participate fully in “Another World Order”, based on the sovereignty of all the people of the world,  we must humble ourselves and lead the way by facilitating a healing and restore justice in the USA.

As Bob Dylan once said, “A man not busy being born is busy dying.” The choice is ours. Americans – grow or die!


  1. Ann Botticelli, Honolulu Advertiser; Review by Estar Holmes, North American News Service, Spring ‘96, p.19.
  2. Russian Federation Association Of Indigenous Peoples Of The North, Siberia and Far East; 117876 Moscow, ul. Stroitelei, 8, k. 2, kom. 707; Tel: (095) 930-7078; PeaceNet: May 19, 1996; Article reviewed by Estar Holmes.
  3. Quote from the Gathering of Native Writers, Artists & Wisdom Keepers at Taos, New Mexico, Oct 14-18, 1992.
  4. Wikipedia | Hopi Nation; Wikipedia | Navajo Nation; PeaceNet (International Indian Treaty Council); Wikipedia | Black Mesa; Sheep Dog Nation Rocks | Once Upon a Time in Big Mountain; Reviewed by Estar Holmes. John Abalone Walsh, Native American Support Group. Dineh Alliance at (520) 607-1449, or the Treaty Council News at (520) 770-9754.
  5. AAA Native Arts | Leonard Peltier again denied parole.
  6. Wikipedia | Leonard Peltier; Peltier Defense Committee www.leonardpeltier.net

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.95 – 100


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(30th Anniversary Edition)
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A three-volume, 750+ page tome with an extensive update of the renowned underground classic ~ the Global Sovereign’s Handbook. Still after all these years, this is the most comprehensive book on sovereignty, economics, law, power structures and history ever written. Served as the primary research behind the best-selling Global One Audio Course.

To Be Released Spring 2022.


03. Reflections on Indigenous People, Colonization & Common Law | Indigenous Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

If we were playing a word association game and I said “Freemen” not many people would respond with “Indian”. Strange as it may seem the USA Patriot movement and the ongoing struggles of North American indigenous people are closely linked – the word “sovereignty” being an example of a shared value heard often in both camps. 

It goes much deeper than that though. It reaches into the fundamental concept of Common law. Frazzled journalists must find it difficult to grasp the essence of the USA Patriot community’s discussion of Common law, lapsing instead into lazy-minded demonizing of the Freemen – a treatment they may well deserve, but not in the media. 

Mindless sensationalist sound bites are cheating We the People out of one of the more interesting cultural discussions to come along in a while. While it is true that many people have no idea what the Common law was or is supposed to be. 

Our state and federal constitutions say the Common law is the law of the land – except when the Common law is replaced by statutes. Some USA Patriots say the Common law has its foundations in the Holy Bible. But even a cursory excursion into the vibrant venue of the Common law court phenomena currently sweeping the USA Patriot community, will reveal fundamental disagreements over details about how to revive the Common law in our nation. 

There is a consensus however, that the Common law must be revived, which is only natural. The popular support the Militia/Patriot movement has been enjoying, despite media attempts to make it look violent and stupid, is due to a common sentiment that a fictitious, corporate government entity is encroaching on peoples liberties by leaps and bounds. 

Some people have already been choked by this encroachment – their traditional ways of life have been threatened and disrupted. Some of the USA Patriots have been recolonized, so to speak, by an invading power – the corporate political and global elite which occupies with force of rules, regulations, tribunals and an army of officers and bureaucrats.

Organic Law of America

The founding fathers of the USA knew that the right of the people to live, move and have their being was rooted in their own organic law.  They also knew if people were to loose touch with that organic law, the country would be vulnerable to invasion from armies without, or an incursion by a corporate government from within. 

So they wrote documents and set up a government designed to preserve the organic relationship of the people to each other. They relegated the federal U.S. government to ten square miles and a few “federal areas” , unincorporated territories and outposts so that the federal U.S. government was prohibited from interfering in that organic relationship. It was a wise arrangement.

At the heart of the Common law the people carried across the sea were two universal principles that when ignored, always cause hardship and sorrow. 

  1. Do all you agree to do.
  2. Do not encroach on other people’s rights or their property.

It is a cruel paradox of history that many of the colonizers forgot to apply their lofty principles to everyone, especially when everyone knew the Common law rules as well as they did, and it was obvious who was breaking them.

However, it is still an incontrovertible fact that those same Common law breakers knew how valuable the Common law was. Let’s face it; this country was established by radical, white, narrow-minded men who had some very good ideas. 

Such good ideas in fact, that people from all nations still clamor to come here, sneaking in illegally if they have to. And all of us here are quite content to pursue our right to happiness on this finagled land and to plead the 1st, 2nd, 5th, or whatever Amendment happens to embody the solution to our problems.

There is another fundamental principle in Common law, that of restitution. Instead of denying the fact that this national castle is built half on the rock of Common law, and half on the sands of usurpation, we must apply the law to our own breach by confession and restitution. After all, we are now beginning to understand how uncomfortable for the now “U.S. citizens” is to be colonized as well.

All people share the fundamental characteristics of identifying with their groups, which are described by language, culture, tradition, beliefs, morals and relationship to property – both real and personal. 

The Common law springs from spiritual morals and philosophical principles and it preserves the sphere of common interaction for all societies. 

Common Ground Between White & Brown

This is as true for the white “Freemen” patriots in Montana as it is for the brown Ye’kuana of Venezuela, who incidentally are very unhappy about a United Nations (UN biosphere reserve being foisted upon them. ) Sound familiar?

The conversations of colonized people tend to resonate from nation-to-nation and tribe-to-tribe as they strive to hold on to the things that uniquely identify them. 

For example, notice the similarities between the following statements taken from the Abya Yala News, the journal of the South and Meso American Indian Rights Center, and the often repeated comments of the radical patriot community: “They have superimposed artificial and arbitrary borders over a cultural and historical geography; they have tricked us into thinking we can obtain justice in their courts; they have undermined the peoples’ justice systems; they define us with legal language that does not define the nature of our character; democratic fictions…enable d) the oscillation between democracy and dictatorship; true Indian liberation will begin when we assume our condition of immemorial identity, when we abandon the entities of the national states that dilute and disavow us.”

Only those who have been thoroughly reeducated by the occupying powers insist on perpetuating the illusion that the corporate state represents the interests of the people and their commons.”


  1. Native Web | Quote from Abya Yala News; South and Meso American Indian Rights Center; Article reviewed by Estar Holmes, North American News Service, Summer ‘96, p.18-21.
  2. Special thanks to Estar Holmes for writing this section Reflections on Indigenous People, Colonization & Common Law.

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.93-95


Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty 
(30th Anniversary Edition)
(3-Volume Printed, Bound Book or PDF)

A three-volume, 750+ page tome with an extensive update of the renowned underground classic ~ the Global Sovereign’s Handbook. Still after all these years, this is the most comprehensive book on sovereignty, economics, law, power structures and history ever written. Served as the primary research behind the best-selling Global One Audio Course.

To Be Released Spring 2022.


03. Sovereignty in Hawai’i Today | Indigenous Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

Sovereignty is alive and well in the hearts and minds of the Hawai’i(an) people. Here lives a sovereign people — their lands and country taken, their language and culture usurped by foreign invaders. Yet, they are still willing to share “alo’ha” with the foreigners who occupy this nation. 

The Hawai’i(ans) are a peaceful, loving, land and sea-based people who have accepted parts of the modern world and integrated it into their traditions and culture. The winds of change have arrived on these islands once again and a window of opportunity has opened for reclaiming sovereignty for the Hawai’i(an) people.

“In Hawai’i, the time is ripe for all inherent Hawai’i(an) sovereigns to reclaim the sovereignty that is rightfully and lawfully theirs—to regain their lands, property, rights, traditions, ancestry, culture and language.” ~ John David Van Hove, Former Ambassador from the Kingdom of Hawai’i
to the united states of America

Today in the streets of America, people will solemnly speak the word “sovereignty” as if it was the liberty bell itself tolling for the Hawai’i(an) people. Although they may not fully understand its full context and depth, “sovereignty” is better understood on the island of Hawai’i than in North America and the world. 

In truth, “sovereignty” is at the core, the heart and soul of every human being, where the spirit of freedom begins and where it ends.

> ALO’HA – with spirit or breathe.

> HA’OLE – without spirit or breathe.

Every child born in this world is a natural-born sovereign individual with the innate will to be free. That will to freedom and transformation is actively suppressed by Power structures, and we are programmed by the media and schools to give up our freedom and sovereign rights for the illusion of security.

  Even though the newborn child is fully dependent upon the mother and the father for survival and nourishment, a child eventually grows into adult independence with the full sovereign capacity to govern themselves as they come of age.

Each adult must eventually cast off the shackles of our social, religious and educational programming by any external authority that harnesses our desires for their benefit, and limits our visions and dreams.

The political, economic and legal systems must be brought to task and exposed for what they really are – a massive legal fiction of greedy pirates – organized crime on the high seas. Their only true power comes from massive ignorance and the blind consent of the people worldwide.

Sovereignty is the key issue on the planet for all the people today. Sovereignty is being free from any other nation’s control – to have no higher law than God. Sovereignty is not a privilege granted by one nation to another, but a natural right inherent in all the people. 

The United Nations has proclaimed: “All peoples have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”

This does not imply that the authority for such rights is derived from, or that an independent sovereign nation must get recognition from the United Nations (UN). This simply establishes as prima facie evidence that, even the United Nations acknowledges the principles of natural law and the “Law of Nations”.

Hawai’ian Sovereignty Groups

  • Ka Lahui
  • Kakaukaau
  • Nation of Hawai’i
  • Nou Ke Aqua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i – The Kingdom of Hawai’i
  • Mauna Kea Anaina Hou
  • Pola Laenui
  • Protect Kahoolawe Ohana (PKO)
  • Hawaiian Kingdom
  • Hawaiian Kingdom Government
  • Na Koa Ikaika o Ka Lahui Hawai’i

The Wisdom of a Queen
“I could not turn back the time
for the political change,
but there is still time
 to save our heritage.
You must remember never to cease to act
because you fear you may fail.
The way to lose any earthly kingdom
is to be inflexible,
intolerant, and prejudicial.
Another way is to be too flexible,
tolerant of too many wrongs
and without judgment at all.
It is a razor’s edge.
It is the width of a blade of pili grass.
To gain the kingdom of heaven
is to hear what is not said,
to see what cannot be seen,
and to know the unknowable—
that is Alo’ha.
All things in this world are two;
in heaven there is but One.”
~ Lili’uokalani, 1917


  1. Wikipedia | Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement; Quote from John David Van Hove, Former Ambassador from the Kingdom of Hawai’i to the united states of America; For more on the Kingdom of Hawai’i;“Sovereign Hawai’i(an)s Handbook” by Johnny Liberty. 
  2. Cultural Survival | Hawaiian Sovereignty; Instant Hawaii | Hawaiian Sovereignty; Nation of Hawaii | Independent & Sovereign.
  3. Wikipedia | UN proclamation on the rights of self-determination.
  4. Wikipedia | Hawai’ian Sovereignty; Cultural Survival | Hawaiian Sovereignty; Wikipedia | U.S. Apology Resolution for the Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai’i; Wikipedia | Mililani Trask, Attorney & Professor Haunani-Kay Trask; Hawaii Nation | Restoration of Hawaiian Independence: Testimony of Dr. Francis A. Boyle.
  5. Wikipedia | Hawai’is Story by Queen Liliuokalani (1990); Amazon

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.90-92


Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty 
(30th Anniversary Edition)
(3-Volume Printed, Bound Book or PDF)

A three-volume, 750+ page tome with an extensive update of the renowned underground classic ~ the Global Sovereign’s Handbook. Still after all these years, this is the most comprehensive book on sovereignty, economics, law, power structures and history ever written. Served as the primary research behind the best-selling Global One Audio Course.

To Be Released Spring 2022.


03. Indigenous Sovereign’s of North America | Indigenous Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

There is a growing impatience on the part of the North American indigenous nations and peoples to have their sovereignty, land and treaties honored. The U.S. Supreme Court should revisit the legal precedents set two centuries ago and restore sovereignty for all indigenous nations and peoples. In 2020, the current total population of Native Americans in the U.S. is 6.79 million, or about 2.09% of the total population.

Furthermore, it is essential that the sovereign “state” Citizen recognize and support the sovereignty of indigenous peoples and their inherent right to self-determination and self-government. 

In restoring a “de jure” government, the American National, or sovereign “state” Citizen, must consider the land claims and reparations due the indigenous sovereigns whose lands, rights and cultures had been decimated over the last five hundred years. May we honor and respect these indigenous sovereigns and develop diplomatic relations with them during a long deserved period of reconstruction and restitution. This is the true meaning of restorative justice at its finest. 

New nations of indigenous sovereigns are being restored not only in North America, Canada and Mexico but around the world. The time has come when either we are all going to become sovereign human beings and respect each other, or we’re all going to be slaves under the New World Order/Deep State.


Indigenous Nations Never Lost Inherent Sovereignty

As with the indigenous “kanaka maoli” Hawai’i(an) people, and many others around the world, the North American indigenous nations and people never lost their inherent sovereignty. Their sovereignty was not lost, but suppressed and hidden in plain sight (e.g., Kingdom of Hawai’i).

The 1st Constitution for the united states of America refers to “Indians not taxed” which means the same as “Sovereigns not taxed”. Economic activities taking place on Indian reservations are not subject to taxation, although a desperate and bankrupt U.S. government and its political subdivisions (i.e., States) have found clever ways to “incorporate” the indigenous nation’s casino gambling operations within the States. This clever legal ploy of incorporation took their sovereignty away and subjected their economic activities to local, state and federal taxation. Those indigenous nations who do not pay these corporate taxes have had National Guard troops sent in to forcibly collect taxes (e.g., Mohawks).


If challenged with standing in the federal courts, these tax collecting activities are clearly unconstitutional as well as unconscionable. There is substantial case law supporting the idea that the sovereignty of indigenous nations and people were not annihilated or taken from them. Treaties alone on their face is evidence of that. Even though, from the European and United States system of titles and laws, there was no recognized government in place in the indigenous nations, each had in fact their only system of governance – chiefs, councils, kivas, and other forms of self-government, many of which had been functioning continuously for thousands of years. 

These defects from a Western legal perspective can be remedied under the “Law of Nations” by recognizing that the U.S. government was in part modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy and traditional councils of elders – an indigenous government in place long before the U.S. constitution was written. The principles of inherent sovereignty are universal and arise from natural and organic laws. 

“It will not suffice for the Kingdom of Hawai’i to become a nation within a nation, and to remain dependent upon the economic and money system  that has been installed ultimately to control and bankrupt not only the Hawai’i(an)s but all the peoples of the world.” ~ John David Van Hove,Former Ambassador from the Kingdom of Hawai’i to the united states of America 

International Recognition of Sovereign Nations

Just laws must be written and instituted to meet the challenges of a modern world still colliding with traditional cultures. The era of colonialism and manifest destiny is over. The Indian Appropriation Act (1987) should be repealed and the U.S. government should once again recognize indigenous nations as independent nations.

Indigenous peoples are beginning to effectively organize and push back against this centuries long encroachment of their sovereign rights as nations. One day, in the very near future, indigenous people may have the upper hand as the U.S. government has systematically bankrupted the country –  politically, economically and morally and may surrender its sovereignty to the New World Order/Deep State.

Sovereign indigenous nations must not make the same mistake. Accepting the dependency status of a “nation within a nation” is inappropriate for a sovereign people. Less understood is that it is also inappropriate for a sovereign people to request recognition by the United Nations (UN) which is essentially a consortium of 193 bankrupt nations.

Sovereign indigenous nations must get up off their knees and accept nothing less than true independent status – culturally, economically, legally and politically.

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) facilitates the voices of unrepresented and marginalized nations and peoples worldwide.

The League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations or the United League of Indigenous Nations intends to unite all indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere into a single confederation to empower and present its members to the international community.

  • Assembly of First Nations (Canada)
  • Mataatua Assembly of Maori Tribes of Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • Ngarrindjeri Nations of South Australia
  • Lummi Indian Nation (Washington)


  1. World Population Review | Total Population of Native Americans in the U.S.
  2. Wikipedia | List of Indian Reservations in the U.S., Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas, Hawaiian Homelands | Native News Online | Lessons from More Than a Hundred Years of Affirmative Action in Hawai’i; Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Areas & State Designated Tribal Statistical Areas; Wikipedia | List of Indian Reserves in Canada; Wikipedia | List of First Nations Peoples; Wikipedia | List of First Nations Band Governments.
  3. Wikipedia | Kingdom of Hawai’i, List of Monarchs and Overthrow of Queen Lili’uokalani (1893; Hawaiian Kingdom Government www.hawaiiankingdom.org; Reinstated Hawaiian Government; Wikipedia | List of Hawaiian Monarchs; Wikipedia | Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  4. Wikipedia | U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 states that Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States…excluding Indians not taxed.
  5. Wikipedia | Mohawk Nation www.mohawknation.org
  6. Quote from John David Van Hove, Former Ambassador from the Kingdom of Hawai’i to the united states of America.
  7. Wikipedia | Indian Appropriations Act of March 3, 1871.
  8. Wikipedia | Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) www.unpo.org 
  9. Wikipedia | List of historical unrecognized states and dependencies; Cultural Survival | League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations (1998); United League of Indigenous Nations (2007); Treaty of Indigenous Nations (August 1, 2007); Travels to Countries That Do Not Exist; Amazon

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.87-90


Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty 
(30th Anniversary Edition)
(3-Volume Printed, Bound Book or PDF)

A three-volume, 750+ page tome with an extensive update of the renowned underground classic ~ the Global Sovereign’s Handbook. Still after all these years, this is the most comprehensive book on sovereignty, economics, law, power structures and history ever written. Served as the primary research behind the best-selling Global One Audio Course.

To Be Released Spring 2022.


03. Northwest Ordinance & Indian Nations | Indigenous Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

The Northwest Ordinance is the first full declaration of the U.S. government policy regarding the Indian nations. It was a policy developed during a couple of centuries of Indian/colonial relations and reflected the good intentions of European Common law. 

The same doctrine was embodied in the act of August 7, 1789, as one of the first declarations of the U.S. Congress under the new Constitution. 

“The utmost good faith shall always be observed toward the Indians,  their lands and property shall  never be taken from them without their consent;  and in their property rights and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed…” ~ Northwest Ordinance, 1787

The Common law maxims embodied in the ordinance were in direct confrontation with the overwhelming desire to take the land from the Indians though, and forty short years later, the covetous intentions of the federal and state governments became apparent.

“The Discovery doctrine is a concept of public international law expounded by the U.S. Supreme Court in a series of decisions, most notably Johnson v. McIntosh in 1823. Chief Justice John Marshall justified the way in which colonial powers laid claim to lands belonging to sovereign indigenous nations during the Age of Discovery. Under it, title to lands lay with the government whose subjects explored and occupied a territory whose inhabitants were not subjects of a European Christian monarch. The doctrine has been primarily used to support decisions invalidating or ignoring aboriginal possession of land in favor
of colonial or post-colonial governments.” 
~Johnson v. McIntosh (1823) 

Indian Removal Act & Genocide

U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act (1830) into law. It was not overtly coercive, as it authorized the federal U.S. government to send negotiators to the Indians who would bargain for and promise to pay for Indian land if the natives chose to sell it.  In practice though, it was a disaster, and with the encouragement of powerful individuals and state governments who coveted the territories, Indian resistance to enforcing the Act was met with military force.

Cherokee Nation, Georgia & Indian Law

During those days, the Cherokee Nation held a vast area of land within the borders of Georgia state. Considered the most civilized of the tribes, the Cherokees had adopted a representational form of government and a constitution patterned after that of the United States. 

Every indication pointed to the fact that they intended to remain a sovereign nation on their ancestral territory and that they had no plans to disappear to the lands west of the Mississippi.

However, the State of Georgia was impatient to gain possession of the Cherokee’s lands and decided to proceed on its own. It arbitrarily created counties, superimposed their artificial borders over the historical Cherokee territory, and forced the foreign jurisdiction of Georgia state laws onto the Cherokee nation.

When the Cherokees attempted to redress their grievances about the matter before the U.S. Congress they were shunned, so they hired attorney William Wirt who took the issue directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Chief Justice John Marshall said the court did not have jurisdiction in the case of Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) on the grounds that Indians were not truly foreign nations, because they were classified separately under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. 

He coined a new term for the occasion, “domestic, dependent nations”. He further asserted that individual Indians were in a “state of pupilage”, that is, wards of the government, and they only retained limited aspects of sovereignty through the treaties that had been signed.

Justice Smith Thompson vigorously dissented arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court did have jurisdiction. He argued that the Cherokee Nation should be considered a foreign state, an independent and sovereign nation, because the government had always dealt with the Cherokee Nation as a foreign state when entering into treaties. He did not agree with the Court’s interpretation of the commerce clause as excluding indigenous people from foreign statehood.

Justice Thompson also delineated the characteristics of a legal sovereign nation as it is still accepted in international law today. A sovereign nation must occupy a fixed territory with a population over which it exercises exclusive jurisdiction, and there must be a stable organization to administer its affairs and meet its international obligations.

The ink was hardly dry on Justice Marshall’s opinion when Samuel A. Worcester, a citizen of Vermont, was arrested by the Georgia militia for residing on Cherokee land without a license. The charges reflected the laws of the day: “…residing within the limits of the Cherokee Nation without license or permit from his excellency the Governor…”

Samuel A. Worcester was found guilty and sentenced to four years in the state penitentiary. Worcestor v. Georgia (1983) was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court where it was argued that the Georgia law was unconstitutional and therefore void because it violated U.S. treaties and the sovereign status of the Cherokee Nation. 

In a dramatic departure from the decision in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, the court agreed and reversed Worcester’s conviction. This time, Justice Marshall writing for the majority said: “The Indian nations had always been considered as distinct, independent, political communities, retaining their original natural rights, as the undisputed possessors of the land, from time immemorial.”

Furthermore, according to Story’s Commentaries on the U.S. Constitution, “There were Indians, also, in several, and probably in most, of the states at that period, who were not treated as citizens, and yet, who did not form a part of independent communities or tribes, exercising general sovereignty and powers of government within the boundaries of the states.”

Law of Nations & Indian Law

Under international law and a settled doctrine under the “Law of Nations” is, that a weaker nation does not surrender its independence – its aboriginal right to self-determination and self-government – by simply associating with a stronger power, or receiving its protection.

A weaker nation, in order to provide for its security, may place itself under the protection of a more powerful state, without stripping itself of the right to govern, and consequentially, cease to be a state.

Even though the court had drastically altered its stance in Worcester v. Georgia, it was the Cherokee Nation  v. Georgia majority opinion that was ultimately favored in subsequent Indian relations – much to the detriment of those classified as “domestic, dependent nations” and “wards of the government”.


  1. Special thanks to Estar Holmes for writing this section Northwest Ordinance & Indian Nations.
  2. Wikipedia | Northwest Ordinance1797, Act of August 7, 1789.
  3. Wikipedia | Johnson v. M’Intosh (1823).
  4. Wikipedia | Indian Removal Act (1830).
  5. Wikipedia | Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S. (5 Peters) (1831) coined the term “domestic, dependent nations, Indians were “wards of the government” and only retained limited sovereignty through signed treaties.
  6. Justice Thompson is but one of hundreds of dissenting U.S. Supreme Court opinions that did not prevail or become law, but were correct in its legal and moral reasoning. Majority decisions may have become the supreme law of the land from a constitutional perspective, but not necessarily a moral or legally correct decision that adheres to the intent of the founders or the U.S. Constitution; Wikipedia | U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section8 states that, Congress shall have the power to regulate Commerce with foreign nations and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes plainly and clearly determining that Indian tribes were separate from the federal government, the states, and foreign nations.
  7. Wikipedia | Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 515 (1832).
  8. Wikipedia | Story’s Commentaries on the U.S. Constitution (1833).
  9. North American News Service, Summer ‘96, p.63.

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.84-87


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03. Treaty Rights of Indigenous People | Indigenous Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

U.S. treaties with sovereign indigenous nations within the boundaries of the united states of America is supreme law over all other laws pursuant to the U.S. Constitution. Until the federal U.S. government honors what was promised by treaty to the indigenous people of North America, there can be no healing in this country.

Indigenous nations and native people have the right to secure their homelands and provide for their people. Indigenous nations and people gave up vast territory and wealth under colonization and suffered greatly at the hands of genocide or disease.

The indigenous people or the Americas, or Indians as they are called in the constitution, were not subject to any tax. For example the Buck Act (1940) excepted Indians from the levy or collection of any tax. (i.e., Indians not taxed). The federal United States could only tax its own “U.S. citizens” if resident in a “federal area”.

“Congress shall have the power to regulate commerce with the Indian tribes.” ~ U.S. Constitution [1:8:3]

American indigenous nations and tribal people have the right to have U.S. treaties honored by the U.S. government regardless of what Administration was in charge at the time. Unfortunately, treaty rights in the united states of America, and much of the colonized world, have not been honored by because indigenous people, much like “U.S. citizens”, were considered “wards of the State (or court)”. 

Indigenous people, or Indians,  are under the jurisdiction of the federal agency – Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), regulated by the laws of the federal U.S. government. There are 574 Indian nations recognized by the BIA covering 55 million acres of land. Of these 231 are located in Alaska. Jurisdiction over Indian nations is based on the principles of the Canon laws of the Doctrine of Discovery as discussed in the previous section. From the perspective of the federal U.S. government, U.S. treaties were originally negotiated with “non-entities” of “non-recognized” nations, without Citizenship or rights of any kind – state or federal.

Therefore, the federal U.S. government acts as if treaties with indigenous nations and people are not binding, nor are U.S. treaties with indigenous people honored the same as U.S. treaties with European nations. 

Without Citizenship of any kind, indigenous people were denied access to both state and federal courts, much like “U.S. citizens”. As defined in Corpus Juris Secundum, 7 CJS at par. two, indigenous American people were considered “wards of the court”.

Therefore, indigenous nations and people could not challenge infringements upon their U.S. treaties, nor could they compel the federal U.S. government to any specific performance as they had no standing at law. 

Indigenous nations and people were neither sovereign “state” Citizens with the same rights and privileges as the white, male property owners of the original constitutional Republic, nor were they “U.S. citizens” of the federal United States. They were in limbo between three worlds.

Furthermore, emergency power statutes permitted the complete abrogation of Indian Treaties when an Indian tribe is in an actual or contrived hostility.

Is this another convenient justification by the federal U.S. government for not honoring the U.S. treaties, by executing a declared state of perpetual emergency on the reservations and Indian lands? Emergency powers must be lifted and lawful, de jure governments re-established.

“A treaty is declared to be the supreme law of the land, and is, therefore, obligatory on courts whenever it operates of itself without the aid of a legislative provision.” ~ U.S. v. The Schooner Peggy (1801)

Today, neither indigenous nations, indigenous people, nor “U.S. citizens” have their “treaties” or inherent sovereign rights recognized by the federal U.S. government. In 1886, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the U.S. government “has the right and authority, instead of controlling them by treaties, to govern them by acts of Congress, they being within the geographical limit of the United States…The Indians owe no allegiance to a State within which their reservation maybe established, and the State giver them no protection.”

As a side note, the “Bill of Rights” was essentially a “treaty” between the sovereign “state” Citizens of the original 13 colonies and the federal U.S. government. The “Bill of Rights” does not guarantee any rights for “U.S. citizens” or indigenous people since it only applies outside a “federal area”

Indigenous nations and people have been robbed of their land, culture and treaty rights by the same sovereign Power structure that is now robbing “U.S. citizens” of their land and treaty rights. As songwriter Joni Mitchell wrote, “I was raised on robbery”.

Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn wrote yet another poignant song about the theft of indigenous lands entitled “Stolen Lands.”

Ironically, perhaps karmically as well, the very land and wealth stolen from the indigenous nations and people is now being stolen again by the same sovereign Power structure, domestically and abroad. “The American indigenous people, sovereign ‘state’ Citizens, and U.S. citizens are being colonized once again!” 

Restoring U.S. Treaty Rights & Inherent Sovereignty

Strategies for restoring U.S. treaty rights for indigenous nations and people include the following. None of these are tried and true, but would be interesting test cases. 

Today, most American indigenous people have been issued either Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) numbers or Social Security Numbers (SSNs). 

Many American indigenous people, those without a Native American tribal document (which certifies that they are still a sovereign people), have recently been naturalized as “U.S. citizens”

Although, indigenous U.S. citizens are under federal jurisdiction (just like indigenous people on the reservation without any civil rights), and have “waived” their inherent sovereignty and unalienable rights, just like “U.S. citizens” have, indigenous American people may be able one day to restore their full sovereign rights as “state” Citizens with full state and federal constitutional and treaty rights as was intended by the founders. 

By expatriating from being “U.S. citizens” and naturalizing in a sovereign state, they could become sovereign “state” Citizens, then have the legal standing to claim U.S. treaty rights on behalf of all the other indigenous sovereign nations and people through a class action lawsuit in the federal courts under Admiralty jurisdiction and maritime procedures.

Indigenous “U.S. citizens” would have civil rights, remedies, and recourse in the federal courts, and could compel performance of their respective U.S. treaties under Admiralty/Maritime or Military/Martial law jurisdiction. These days the “law of the sea”, not the “law of the land”, operates in the federal U.S. courts. 

The U.S. treaties could be argued from the standing of an international contract, or the lack thereof, not from the basis of the U.S. treaty or the Common law.

Land patents, held-in-common on the reservation, could be updated in the name of the native elders, and then stewarded in a Sovereign Trust for the whole tribe.
Ironically and strangely enough, this strategy for reclaiming sovereignty is comparable for both colonized indigenous nations and people, and the now colonized “U.S. citizen”.

“A treaty is a law of the land whenever its provisions prescribe a rule by which the rights of the private citizen or subject may be determined.” ~ In re Cooper,  143 U.S. 472 (1892) 


  1. Cornell Law | 4 USC §109 nothing in sections 105 and 106 of this title shall be deemed to authorize the levy or collection of any tax on or from any Indian not otherwise taxed.
  2. Cornell Law | 4 USC §110 which allowed any department of the federal government to create a “federal area” for imposition of the Public Salary Tax Act of 1939.
  3. Wikipedia | Tribal Sovereignty; U.S. Constitution [1:8:3].
  4. You Are Law | Wards of the court. Infants and persons of unsound mind placed by the court under the care of a guardian. Davis Committee v. Loney, 290 Ky. 644, 162 S.W. 2d. 189, 190.
  5. Wikipedia | List of federally recognized tribes in the U.S.; Native Lands, National Geographic, August 2010, p. 80.
  6. Corpus Juris Secundum
  7. Cornell Law | Title 25 USC Indians whereas §172 provides complete abrogation of Indian Treaties.
  8. Cornell Law | U.S. v. The Schooner Peggy, 5 USC §103, 1 Cranch 103, 2 L.Ed 49 (1801).
  9. Supreme Justia | U.S. v. Kagama, 118 U.S. 375 (1886).
  10. Wikipedia | Lyric by Joni Mitchell www.jonimitchell.com
  11. Wikipedia | Lyrics by Bruce Cockburn www.cockburnproject.net
  12. Quote by Johnny Liberty.
  13. Indian Country Today | If you don’t know treaties and sovereignty, you don’t know history.
  14. Wikipedia | U.S. Treaties with Indigenous Nations; Legal cite for a treaty as law of the land; Supreme Justia | In re Cooper, 143 U.S. 472 (1892), 12 Sup Ct. 453, 36L. Ed. 232.

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.81-84


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03. Native Sovereignty & Doctrine of Discovery | Indigenous Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

Self-determination is the deciding by a people of a nation what form of government they shall have without reference to the wishes of any other nation….the people have a range of choices from total assimilation within another nation, territory status, autonomy, statehood, free association, commonwealth to total independence and sovereignty.” ~ Francis Anthony Boyle, Attorney

The right of a people to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law commonly regarded as a jus cogens rule. All people, based on respect for the principle of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity, have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status with no interference.

Indigenous “Native sovereignty” is a necessary precursor to continue our exploration of “sovereignty” as it relates to the united states of America. Prior to our discussion in the last chapter, many people had only learned about “sovereignty” in the context of indigenous First People’s struggles to reclaim their inherent rights to self-determination, their right to just and fairly administered treaties and the recognition of First People’s culture, language and nations under international law. 

Manifest Destiny & Spiritual Debt

The Power structures of both Western and Eastern nations cannot continue to desecrate or ignore indigenous people’s rights to “Native sovereignty”, to allow First People’s nations to co-exist amidst our destructive pursuit for land, wealth, gold and resources. What was once considered the “manifest destiny” of colonial “Sovereign Powers structures” are now, and justly so, finished.

Today, there are no more continents or native people left to conquer or vanquish. The last frontiers on this ever shrinking planet are not outside of us, but the pursuit of higher consciousness, as well as achieving economic, social, political and environmental justice for all the people. 

To manifest these last frontiers, we must not only include indigenous nations, but learn how to live sustainably on the earth in our last noble quest for self-determination and “sovereignty for all the people”

We the People of the united states of America have a spiritual debt to the indigenous people in this country, and of the earth, that can never be repaid except with humility and gratitude. 

We the People must acknowledge the terrible transgressions and genocides of our forefathers and foremothers for us all to be healed. No sincere happiness can be found in these united states of America or any other European nation until this healing work is done. 

Western civilization and the Roman Catholic Church is riddled with centuries of deeply ingrained guilt and shame for the horrible deeds done in the name of religion and the name of “progress”. This all must be healed to restore “sovereignty for all the people”. 

Perpetual Slavery for Indigenous Native People

Forty years before Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas on behalf of Spain, Pope Nicholas V gave express permission by issuance of the papal bull Romanus Pontifex (1455) to King Alfonso of Portugal to claim and capture lands in West Africa “to capture, vanquish, and subdue, the Saracens, Pagans, and other enemies of Christ…to take all their possessions and property, and to put them into perpetual slavery.”

With this document, and its predecessor in Roman law, terra nullus, Pope Nicholas V essentially declared war against all non-Christians throughout the world. 

“This Doctrine of Discovery, an ancient doctrine of the Christian world, still serves as the foundation of federal Indian law in the United States.” ~ Steven T. Newcomb

After Pope Alexander VI heard of Columbus’ successful “discovery” to the America’s on behalf of Spain he promptly issued the Inter Cetera papal bull on May 3, 1493 in which he declared that “the Catholic faith and Christian religion be everywhere increased and spread and that barbarous nations be overthrown and brought to the faith itself.”

Pope Alexander VI called on the monarchs of Spain and Portugal to subdue and convert all native lands and possessions. In essence the Pope decreed under papal law that unconverted heathens had no rights whatsoever to self-determination. Even if the indigenous tribal chiefs signed a peace treaty, it was considered non-binding because they were non-entities under the “Canon law”

Thus generations of treaties with indigenous people have been routinely dishonored, and native people still suffer great injustice at the hands of their conquerors to this very day. 

The roots of religious persecution and racism go long and deep in the united states of America, and around the world. There can be no religious justification for genocide, or the annihilation of any indigenous culture in the eyes of Source or God. If ones religion does not teach and practice the Golden rule, then religion has nothing to offer us.

No Separation of Church and State

The U.S. government is believed to have conducted its affairs in accordance with separation of Church and State. This is not true, however, with regard to the indigenous people of North America.

The U.S. Supreme Court formally wrote the “Doctrine of Discovery” into the laws of the United States in the case of Johnson v. McIntosh (1823). Chief Justice John Marshall wrote: “Discovery gave title to the government, by whose subject, or by whose authority it was made, against all other European governments.”

This doctrine has been primarily used to support decisions invalidating or ignoring aboriginal possession of land in favor of modern colonial governments such as in the case of Sherrill v. Oneida Nation (2005). 

Furthermore, in the case of County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation of N.Y. (1985), “Fee title to the lands occupied by Indians when the colonists arrived became vested in the sovereign – first the discovering European nation and later the original States and the United States”.

Today, very few people realize that the legal distinction between Christians and aboriginal people (i.e. indigenous people, Native American, First People, Indians) is still incorporated in the U.S. Constitution as the “law of the land”

Based on this ancient “Doctrine of Discovery”, and the federal law based upon it, the United States government continues to deny indigenous people the recognition of their inherent tribal sovereignty and treaty rights in their own ancestral homelands of North America with a singular exception that Indian Territory (i.e., Reservations) is not subject to state or local taxes.

“Indian people are still denied their rights simply because they were not Christians at the time of European arrival.” ~ Steven Newcomb

Natural Law Rights & Inherent Sovereignty Under International Law

Indigenous people still have unalienable, natural law rights to inherent sovereignty as independent nations under international law. This principle has never been refuted in American law, despite numerous treaties being dishonored or ignored.

The indigenous people of North America never lost or surrendered their inherent sovereignty, but were conquered and subdued to the point of annihilation through the horrible genocide of the U.S. military and private mercenaries. Indigenous lands were essentially taken by force and stolen, then sold to private individuals and corporations by the federal U.S. government. 

Many indigenous people, dispirited and dispossessed by the genocidal actions against their families and tribes, were forced to submit to the federal U.S. government under the stewardship of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the federal U.S. government. Crazy Horse was one of the last free Indians to ride the plains and preferred death instead of submitting to white rule and forced to live on a reservation.

Indigenous people can still reclaim their native and tribal sovereignty by disengaging from federal U.S. government benefit programs if they can restore economic, legal and political sovereignty over their own affairs as an independent nation such as the Onondaga People of New York.

“The Onondaga people have consistently rejected the notion of changing from our traditional chiefs to become a ‘tribal’ or switch to an elective government. The Onondaga have remained steadfast despite the many efforts by the United States and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to change us.” 

Indian tribes exercising powers of self-government under the jurisdiction of the federal U.S. government are limited by the U.S. constitution. 

Tribal Governments As Sovereign Nations

Whereas tribal governments who choose to function as sovereign nations can still do so, but incorporated tribes must revoke their corporate charters to reclaim their inherent sovereignty or be subject to the municipal law of the District of Columbia (D.C.) like any other U.S. state. 

Tribal members with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) numbers similar to SSN’s, they must revoke those numbers to reclaim their inherent sovereignty.

Eventually, tribal governments could dissolve their corporation, then break all in voluntary contractual relationships with the state and federal U.S. government except for diplomatic and trade relationships. 

For those tribal members who are also U.S. citizens, perhaps one can restore inherent sovereignty on non-tribal land by updating land patents land and declaring “allodial” titles on those lands.

Vatican Must Rescind Doctrine of Discovery & Provide Reparations with Land

One of many steps to bring this immoral, though legal, system of colonization, exploitation and genocide to its conclusion as a tragic part of human history, is for the “Doctrine of Discovery” to be formally rescinded by papal decree with reparations provided in land. The Pope and the Vatican are the third largest land owner in the world with over 177,000,000 acres.

An Open Letter to the Pope has been written to the Pope many times by many people and religious organizations, although he has so far ignored the request. 

In 2012, the United Nations Economic and Social Council Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues called for a mechanism to investigate historical land claims based on the discovery doctrine.

In 2009, the Episcopal Church repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery as did the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2012. Other religious groups – the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the World Council of Churches, New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the United Methodist Church, to name a few – have also repudiated it. 

But the Vatican has refused to publicly address Catholicism’s role in bringing about the Doctrine of Discovery, or revoke the papal bulls that articulated it.

Indigenous Economic Sovereignty

For purposes of economic development and improving conditions on the reservations in Indian Territories, casino gambling as a tourist attraction, and other sustainable industries such as wind and solar power, could be an economic means toward economic sovereignty. Any environmentally destructive industry such as uranium mining should be shut down.

Tribal governments who have already built casinos could continue to operate them for a limited time for the purposes of economic development, then shut them down and convert the facilities to tribal use such as offices, schools or hospitals. Funds generated by these indigenous enterprises could be used to rebuild infrastructure and a balanced relationship with the land.

Any indigenous enterprises that remain could be integrated into a “Sovereign Trust” on behalf of the indigenous nation. This could be a legal instrument for implementing sovereignty in all tribal nations, and having them recognized internationally by establishing self-government under the Law of Nations.

The federal U.S. government recognizes indigenous sovereignty in economically and legally. Consider this excerpt from an affidavit of a former, high-level CIA operative who was responsible for developing a copy of the Inslaw software on the Cabazon reservation.

“The Cabazon Band of Indians are a sovereign nation. The sovereign immunity that is accorded the Cabazons as a consequence of this fact made it feasible to pursue on the reservation the development and/or manufacture of materials whose development or manufacture would be subject to stringent controls off the reservation.” ~ Michael J. Riconsciuto

Indigenous sovereignty movements are afoot in many of the stronger native cultures in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania such as the Haida people. 

There are over 5,000 distinct indigenous cultures in the world, often nations within nations, that have not been recognized by the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) as sovereign nations with the unalienable rights of self-determination. The UN estimates the indigenous population at over 370 million people spread out over 20% of the planet. 

May all indigenous people restore their cultural traditions and native languages,  self-reliance and self-sufficiency on the land.

In hindsight may we remember, according to Charles C. Mann, author of 1491, indigenous people were the “persecuted survivors of a recently shattered culture…not a people without history incapable of change.”


  1. Wikipedia | Dr. Francis Anthony Boyle; Infoplease | Indigenous Peoples of the World.
  2. Wikipedia | Right of Self Determination.
  3. Wikipedia | Discovery doctrine; Special thanks to Stephen Newcomb for his monumental research on the Doctrine of Discovery, the papal decree by Pope Nicholas V sourced in part from an essay, A Matter of Religious Freedom and Five Hundred Years of Injustice by Steven Newcomb | Philharmonie PDF | Apolegetica Historia Sumaria by Bartolome de Las Casa (1530)—a conquistador who repented his actions against indigenous people who became a Jesuit priest; Indigenous Law Institute
  4.  Ibid; Pagans and the Promised Land (2008) by Stephen Newcomb | Amazon | We the People of the Dominated Native Nationscommentary on assimilating native people into We the American Peopleby Stephen Newcomb.
  5. Wikipedia | John Marshall quote from an essay, A Matter of Religious Freedom and Five Hundred Years of Injustice by Steven Newcomb.
  6. Wikipedia | City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York, 544 U.S. 197 (2005) held that repurchase of traditional tribal lands 200 years later did not restore tribal sovereignty to that land. 
  7. Wikipedia | Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation of N.Y., 470 U.S. 226, 234 (1985)(Oneida II) and Oneida Indian Nation of N. Y. v. County of Oneida, 414 U. S. 661, 667 (1974) (Oneida I).
  8. Indian Country Today | See also: Birgil Kills Straight by Maria Braveheart Jordan commentary on intergenerational trauma and native suicides; Indian Country Today | Quote from an Open Letter to Pope John Paul II.
  9. Wikipedia | Crazy Horse; Wikipedia | Crazy Horse Memorial; This author remembers being the last free Indian Crazy Horse in another lifetime.
  10. Wikipedia | Onondaga People are one of the original five nations of the Iroquois. The Cayuga and Seneca have territory to their east and the Oneida and Mohawk to their east. The Haudenosaunee Councils have remained sovereign; Onondaga Nation
  11. Cornell Law | 25 USC §1302 – Constitutional rights.
  12. An “allodial” title is a sovereign title with no superior claim to such land.
  13. Counterpunch | Open Letter to the Pope to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery by Deacon Joe Beasley; HuffPost | Nuns Blast Catholic Church’s Doctrine of Discovery That Justified Indigenous Oppression; Amah Mutsun | Religious Society of Friends Letter to Pope Francis Re: The Doctrine of Christian Discovery; Fountain of Light | Refute the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.
  14. Wikipedia | UN calls for mechanism to investigate historical land claims.
  15. National Catholic Reporter | Doctrine of Discovery: A scandal in plain sight.
  16. Wikipedia | Indian Gaming Act of 1988;  300 tribes in 27 states.
  17. Defrauding America by Rodney Stitch (1994), p.389.
  18. Wikipedia | Haida People; The Dominion | The Struggle for Haida Gwaii; Haida Nation | Constitution of the Haida Nation.
  19. Wikipedia | Unrecognized tribes in the Unites States; Wikipedia | List of historical unrecognized states and dependencies; UNPO | InfoPlease | Indigenous People of the World | Unrecognized Nations: Travels to Countries That Do Not Exist; Amazon
  20. Wikipedia | Quote sources from 1491: New Revelations Before Columbus, p.10; Amazon

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.76-81


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To Be Released Spring 2022.


02. Sovereignty is the Source of Power | Individual Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

“Sovereignty is the source of power and authority from which all laws and governments arise…the source of power from which all governments are created and abolished with the consent of the governed…the central concept behind all political, economic and legal systems.” ~ Johnny Liberty

All wars, battles, fights, arguments and conflicts are essentially fought between “Sovereign Powers” over land, territory, property, control and/or political ideologies. Pertinent questions to ask are: 

1.   Who or what is the Sovereign? 

2.   Who or what has power over others?

3.   Who or what shall prevail? 

4.   Who or what makes the rules and laws? 

Whereas “individual sovereignty” is about self-government and reclaiming “internal authority” over your life, another important facet of sovereignty is the intersecting point between the inner and external realms. Both the inner and outer worlds meet, as above, so below, through this enduring idea of “sovereignty”

Whoever or whatever constitutes the “sovereignty” of a nation state (i.e., national sovereignty) has the power to create or abolish the government at will through a “declaration of independence” and/or the authoring of national constitutions, or the state chartering of corporations, and/or the founding of banks operating under the exclusive authority of the sovereign. 

For the first time, since the American Republic was founded 244 years ago, has this idea of “sovereignty” extended beyond the Pope, Monarch, Caesar or Tzar to individuals – an idea inherent among all free individuals organized in a free Republic – of, by and for the people. Will the usA survive as a Republic or be buried under the ashes of time?

“When the [American] Revolution took place, the people of each State
became themselves sovereign.” 
~ Pollard v Hagan, 3 H. 212

With one exception, the Swiss Confederation (1848) has been a federal state of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, arguably putting Switzerland as the world’s oldest surviving Republic.

Sources of Sovereignty in History/Herstory

Historically in the West, prior to the American Revolution and the founding of the united states of America, or usA, there were two sources of national “sovereignty” – one political and one religious. 


Over thousands of years there existed a multiplicity of Kings/Queens of European, Asian and African nations along with the Papacy and the Vatican; Caesars and Tzars, Sheikhs, Emirs and Sultans of Middle Eastern and Islamic nations; indigenous American nations and tribes – all of which were vested with absolute “sovereignty” by their decrees, in their hands and through their swords.

In the West, many Monarchs (e.g., Queen of England) and their respective lineages are still operative as “Sovereign Powers” in the world today along with other overlapping and often competing Power structures. 

In the East, dating many more thousands of years, existed Kings/Queens, Emperors, nomadic barbarians, warlords and benevolent tribal peoples – all of which were vested with absolute “sovereignty”.

Common to both the “sovereignty” of the West and the East was the simple fact that the common people had no rights or recourse against these “Sovereign Powers”. Law-making and rule-making was absolute. Justice was often swift and ruthless. These “”Sovereign Powers” established new nations through conquest, colonialism, war, slavery, disease, economic subjugation and exploitation since the dawn of human history/herstory. These “Sovereign Powers” have also destroyed and murdered thousands of indigenous tribes and millions of indigenous people to the point of extinction.

The human story is replete with examples of “Sovereign Powers” and entire nations plundering others people, tribes and nations for their own personal, economic and political benefit. 

> SOVEREIGN – Supreme, absolute, uncontrollable power and authority over a body politic; freedom from external control; superior power owing no allegiance to another; enjoying autonomy; an acknowledged leader; source of all laws and governments; organizes various entities and structures to manage and preserve their assets.

> SUBJECT – Owing allegiance to a sovereign or other ruler and is governed by his/her laws; the term is little used in countries enjoying a “republican” form of government.

In today’s world, there are 35  full-blown Monarchies, including the Papacy. Rule by Monarchy exists in 51 fully constituted states, in 36 colonies and dependencies of the world’s 197 nation states. 26 of those Kings/Queens claim personal, legal ownership to more than 20% of the surface of the planet for a total of 36,933,896,500 acres. 

Of all those Monarchies, Queen Elizabeth II is the largest landowner by far (6,698,146,531 acres). In her sole name is vested the legal ownership of over one-sixth of the planets surface.

The British Empire as Sovereign Power

In modern times the British Commonwealth is led by the sovereign lineage of the Monarchy of England. Today Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip are still at the helm of this Sovereign Power structure despite their sometimes humble public image. 

Besides being the world’s largest landowner, Queen Elizabeth II is a Queen with 32 crowns – conceivably more crowns than any single individual has ever worn in all of human history. She wears these crowns one at a time by “de facto” election, each of her royal dominions having either elected or chosen to retain the Queen as head of state.

Although it may appear the Queen of England does not have decision-making authority with regard to the day-to-day functioning of the British parliamentary government, the Queen still holds the reigns of a long genealogy of power and sovereign authority from which the British government was created. 

The lineage of the British Royal Family holds vast assets in numerous “Sovereign Trusts” with a situs in the Isle of Man from which the Queen may grant equitable rights to various real estate and grant other assets to their royal favorites in exchange for loyalty. The Queen of England does not, or rarely, conveys “Sovereign Titles” to land.

The Queen of England is by far the wealthiest woman, very likely the wealthiest individual in the world, with tremendous power and control over her royal assets. Although, it may appear to an outsider that the Queen of England’s power has been diminished due to the rise of very powerful Central Banking families (e.g., Rothschild’s Bank of England), the Royal Family are still an awesome “Sovereign Power” to contend with.

During the early founding of the usA very powerful British subjects and corporations had North American colonial lands “deeded” to them by one of eleven Kings of England. 

These included the Virginia Company and the New England Company which were the first charters in the New World from which the Founding Fathers originally received their titles and property. King George III was the King of England during the American Revolution.

The British people (e.g., England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) are today and will always be, “subjects” of the Queen of England wherever they reside in the British Commonwealth including countries such as United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Soloman Islands and Tuvalu.

The Queen of England, and the six decades heir to the British Throne (e.g., Prince Charles) are still at the helm of the indisputable, invisible, behind-the-scenes Power structure of the British Empire worldwide, although many of her administrative duties have been rightfully delegated to the British government. This principle of “Sovereign Powers” applies to other Monarchies as well as their respective governments with some variation.

> REAL – From the Spanish meaning “royal”; pertaining to the succession of king deeded, estate lands; all titles flow from the sovereign; the root of the term “real” estate. 

Papacy, Catholic Church and the Vatican as Sovereign Power

The independent city-state of Vatican City (108.8 acres) was established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty on behalf of Pope Pius XI, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Gasparri, Prime Minister Benito Mussolini on behalf of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

Vatican City is an ecclesiastical state ruled by the Bishop of Rome – the Pope as a “Sovereign Power” on behalf of the Catholic Church. Vatican City is an “Ultra-Sovereign Canon Law Trust” from which property and assets are granted to papal favorites in exchange for loyalty and obedience. All land held by members of Catholic religious orders is ultimately held in the Pope’s name (177 million acres).

“Canon Law Trusts” served as the legal basis for most democratic and parliamentary governments formed in the New World or North America, including the Mayflower Compact, the State Commonwealths and the 1st Constitution for the united states of America (usA). 

“Canon Law Trusts” represent a long lineage of a “Sovereign Power” that arose during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and continues to this very day.  

The Pope still holds tremendous “Sovereign Power” today, both over his congregation of Roman Catholics around the world (1.2 billion), but also economic and political power through the administration of the Pope’s assets and property. 

The Pope and Vatican City are the third largest “real estate” owners in the world after Queen Elizabeth II and King Salman (bin Abdulaziz Al Saud) of Saudi Arabia. Much of contemporary colonialism and the settling of the New World of North and South America arose by “papal decree”, or sovereign law-making authority, and was substantiated by the “Canon law”.  

Since sovereignty is the source of power and authority from which all laws and governments arise, each “Sovereign Power” created its own system of law and then imposed that law upon their “subjects”. Laws were passed down from generation to generation, from nation to nation over a long period of time after which the source of these laws were no longer questioned.

When these “Sovereign Powers” discovered, then colonized indigenous territories and nations (i.e., Indians and tribes), the King of England and the Pope brought their respective laws to the new North American colonies. The newly founded American system of law became a hybrid of the laws that were settled at the time. 

The King of England codified the “Common law,” derived from the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament and other natural laws, beginning with the Magna Carta (1215), the Petition of Rights (1618) and the Habeas Corpus Act (1679). This was the original basis by which the North American colonies governed themselves. 

Forty-seven (47) states based their state constitutions on the “Common law” of England. The only exception was Louisiana based its state constitution on the French and Spanish Common law.

Alaska and Hawai’i are irregular “states”, more like U.S. possessions or territorial federal States than states of the Union. The Kingdom of Hawai’i was an independent nation before the overthrow of Hawaii’s Queen and the unlawful annexation by the United States under military rule.

The Pope codified the “Canon law”, which was integrated into the “Common law”, and was the foundation in law from which the 1st Constitution for the united states of America (usA) derived its authority which incorporated the basic tenets of religious freedom. 

The “Doctrine of Discovery” was a “papal decree” that paved the way for contemporary colonialism, the exploitation of indigenous peoples worldwide, international law and the international court system.  

> COMMON LAW – Unwritten, natural law codified in England from the Mosaic law of the Old Testament, Magna Carta I (1215), Petition of Rights (1618) and Habeas Corpus Act (1679). 

> CANON LAW – Moral rules and laws integrated from various religious traditions especially the Roman Catholic Church; rights given by “GOD” through intuition and common sense; principles of life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness; principles of religious freedom and the 1st Amendment.

As we have learned,“Sovereign Powers” create and abolish governments at will. They charter corporations, establish trust organizations, commercial enterprises, engage in war to protect or expand their interests, and administer economic controls through Central Banking systems.  

In conclusion, “Sovereign Powers” are pulling the invisible strings of corporations, banks and nation states. They are more powerful than Presidents, Senators, Congressmen or other high-ranking government officials and bureaucrats. “Sovereign Powers” are also immune from prosecution by civil authorities. 

“Sovereign Powers” are more powerful than the CEO’s of Transnational Corporations, or Governors of the 50 corporate federal States. They are a complex, mostly invisible, network of individuals, nation states, business trusts, legal fictions, corporations, foreign entities, investment firms, hedge funds, and central banks. 

“Sovereign Powers” operate as the source of all power and authority, protected by the rule of force through their militaries and police, while having unlimited access to both economic and political power inaccessible by their “subjects”

Finally, here comes an evolutionary possibility with the immortal words of this author (aka Johnny Liberty), “We the People have a wild card, yet to be fully played. In the united states of America, We the People are in fact the Sovereign Power of this nation – if we reclaim and restore it. In the united states of America, every man and every woman has the inherent power to be a King or Queen in their own right, in their own home on their own property without government encroachment or interference”.

Old friend, in the united states of America (usA), We the People are either sovereign American Nationals or sovereign “state” Citizens. In fact and in law, there is no superior authority under the American system of law.  It is up to each one of us to reclaim our individual sovereignty and re-establish a lawful, “de jure” Republican form of government of the people, by the people and for the people.

“There is no such thing as a power of inherent sovereignty in the government of the [federal] United States… In this country sovereignty resides in the people, and Congress can exercise no power which they [the sovereign people] have not, by their Constitution entrusted to it: All else is withheld.” ~ U.S. Supreme Court Justice Field, Julliard v. Greenman, 110 U.S. 421

Seven Aspects of Sovereignty

Every aspect of sovereignty defines the realm of a responsible, moral, ethical and integral individual. This takes enormous courage, faith, kindness and contentment to reach the levels of freedom and enjoyment we are capable of in our precious lives. 

The seven aspects of sovereignty are: 

  1. Attaining physical health and well-being.
  2. Attaining emotional health and balance.
  3. Practicing spiritual sovereignty and the golden rule.
  4. Freeing yourself from mental slavery.
  5. Achieving economic sovereignty and financial independence.
  6. Choosing your Citizenship.
  7. Establishing true independence in your nation of choice.

The Power of Sovereignty

  1. Based on the inherent nature of the free individual. 
  2. It is the source of authority from which all laws and governments arise.
  3. It is based on the action of the individual being supreme. 
  4. It is a gift that you choose to give yourself.


  1. Definition of “sovereignty” by Johnny Liberty.
  2. Findlaw | Legal citation from Pollard v. Hagan, 3 H.212.
  3. Who Owns the World: The Surprising Truth About Every Piece of Land on the Planet by Kevin Cahill with Rob McMahon (2010), p. 12 | Amazon; The 26 Largest Individual Landowners on Earth, p.14.
  4. Ibid, p.16.
  5. Ibid. The Queen’s Main Independent Crowns, p.20.
  6. Wikipedia | British America (1607 – 1783); Sourced in part from a confidential essay of the Capital Parish of the Oversoul & Pandora’s Box by Alexander Christopher, p.110.
  7. Wikipedia | Vatican facts.
  8. Amazon | Who Owns the World: The Surprising Truth About Every Piece of Land on the Planet by Kevin Cahill with Rob McMahon (2010), p.33.
  9. Sourced in part from a confidential essay of the Capital Parish of the Oversoul (print only) & Pandora’s Box by Alexander Christopher, p.110; Trusts Explained by Lonnie Crockett.
  10. Quote by Johnny Liberty.
  11. Wikipedia | Julliard v. Greenman, 110 U.S. 421 (1884).
  12. Sourced from ICR’s Success Education Course: Seven Aspects of Sovereignty | Freedom Catalog or Liberty International Books.
  13. Sourced from ICR’s Success Education Course: The Power of Sovereignty | Freedom Catalog or Liberty International Books.

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.69 – 74


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02. Power & Control is the Name of the Game | Individual Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

Since before the dawn of so-called “civilization”, human beings, families and tribes, nations and states have been terrorized into submission by some bully – a “large man with a big club”

Meanwhile the victims, slaves and subjects of this abuse of power often rationalize their servitude with blind obedience, fear, guilt and shame. As Gandhi once hoped, “Civilization, that would be a good idea!”

Big bullies have too often, and for far too long, lorded over the weaker ones, either self-appointed themselves as Chief, or elected as President, or appointed as Prime Minister for protection against other bullies. As this Neanderthal author has often pondered, “We’re only a stone’s throw from the cave”.

Old friend, have you ever looked straight into a bullies eye and seen immense self-confidence and self-love? As a child when I looked into their eyes, I saw the same fear and terror they beat into their victims. Bullies are fooling other people into believing they are tough, strong and all powerful, but in their heart-of-hearts, they are weak. True power comes from a strength of character, from an inner integrity, not from the lethal force of large muscles, big guns, weapons and military machines of mass destruction.

Power and control has been the “name of the game” of human civilization since the dawn of time. Having or taking power and having control over other people has been achieved in the name of “fear and terror” for the sake of “safety and security”

This need for power and control over other people, and the planet itself, is symptomatic of a deeply rooted spiritual disease of disconnection, of separation from the essence of life. The need for power and control is in fact spiritual weakness and a deep-rooted insecurity and mistrust of the Universe, of God, of Source.

Ask yourself, who are the bullies in your life? Who makes the rules over your life? Is it the government or political leaders? Is it your parents, spouse, children, teachers, preachers, experts or professionals?  Or is it in part, all of the above?

The truth is that if you are not making the rules for your life, then someone else is making them for you. If you do not have the freedom and the sovereign mind to make rules to govern your own life, then you are not actually free. If you are not the sovereign in your life, then who is? Guaranteed, if you do not take responsibility for governing your life, you will be governed by “external authority”.

This notion of sovereignty is not really a great mystery. Instead, it is a well-kept secret, hidden from the masses of humanity for millennia. Sovereignty is simply having the freedom and presence of mind to make rules to govern your own life, on the sole condition that you do not infringe upon the rights, property or freedom of other people. Can you imagine such a world governed by “internal authority” instead of its opposite? 

The inconvenient truth is that the Global Power structure and elite does not want you to govern yourself whatsoever. Because if you did govern yourself, then “external authority” and millions of career politicians and bureaucrats would have to find other useful employment. We highly suggest creating a better life for yourself so as to become the fearless, emotionally empowered, self-governing rule-maker in your life – a free, sovereign human being.


  1. Wikiquote | Paraphrased quote by Gandhi.

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.67-68


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02. Anger & Blame is Not Responsible | Individual Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

Admittedly, there are plenty of issues, concerns and problems with the world today that we could be, or even should be, angry about. But just being angry at the world is not in itself a solution, except anger may be part of the “wake up call” until we take the necessary action to make changes in ourselves and our world. 

Anger is not inherently bad, it has its place in the full-range of human emotion, but anger is not the optimum emotional state of being. Anger may motivate us, but it can also imprison us and hurt the people closest to us. Anger is like “playing with fire”. 

Many people have gotten angry at their station in life, playing the victim and blaming other people, blaming their parents, or blaming the government while neither understanding the root cause, nor taking responsibility for how each one of us created the situation in the first place. 

By definition, anger is a poorly articulated reaction of intense, deeply rooted fear. More often than not we do not know or understand what exactly we are afraid of or what specifically we are angry about. Sourcing anger is an important process for getting at the root cause and transforming anger into a powerful, appropriate response. 

Taking responsibility for anger is an important additional step toward emotional sovereignty which is by far the most difficult of the “seven aspects of sovereignty” to achieve. 

If there is a huge stumbling block to achieving all “seven aspects of sovereignty”, more often than not it is dealing with anger and fear , then stepping up to take complete emotional responsibility in our lives. 

The challenge is to discover an effective method or regime for total transformation that gives you the preferred results and change. 

Anger & The Legal System

For example, those of us who would like to extricate ourselves from the economic, legal and political system by exercising our God-given rights may get dragged even deeper into confrontation by our choice of legal methods. 

A courtroom is the frontline of the Power structure which should be avoided at all costs. Arguing for your God-given rights in such a battleground may result in less freedom and more hassles than you’d ever care to deal with. Choose your methods wisely and do not step on the tail of the tiger.

If you are someone who has studied the U.S. Constitution and American system of law, then suddenly realizes there exists a huge contradiction between what was intended by the Founding Fathers and what is actually occurring in Washington D.C.

Such a realization might make you very angry and want to strike back at the judicial system for deceiving us. If you have an embedded mental or emotional attitude of “victim consciousness”,  riddled with insecurity and fear, you might become very agitated by the situation, paralyzed and frozen with inaction, or you might want to bring your anger before the judge and get shut-down.

Having relinquished our individual sovereignty and freedom likely as a child – one might respond with anger by externalizing the “victim consciousness” while inappropriately concluding that the judicial system is the sole perpetrator. 

Old friend, there are no “enemies” or “boogeymen” except those we create in our own minds and project upon the world. Be wise when confronting “external authority” or suffer the consequences. Stop pointing one finger forward and three fingers backwards, blaming others or the system (i.e., Power structure) for this pain and anger. The source is within you.  

If we act aggressively or violently towards “external authority”, one could get dragged into court, engage in a lengthy, costly legal battle and go to prison. In the judicial system, “the better accuser and blamer with the most paper wins”. A courtroom is not a place to devote your precious time unless one is well prepared, financially capable and smarter than the systemabout a particular legal issue.

Anger & Bucking the System

For example, an angry person decides to buck the system (like I once did). They refuse to register their car, get automobile insurance or a drivers license. They are angry and want to cause trouble for the system – not necessarily get educated about how to withdraw lawfully and/or legally and exercise their “right to travel”

Anger creates resistance from the very system they wish to pull away from and exercise their “right to travel”. Anger generates an unintended reaction or consequence from the judicial system. This angry person might end up with a warrant for their arrest, an indictment or become the subject of malicious prosecution by an ambitious local prosecutor. Furthermore, the angry approach is not the most intelligent way to actually become sovereign and get free. Better to strategically withdraw and steer clear of the courtroom and legal battles.

If a person wishes to step away from the system, then you’d better be certain that you are doing it lawfully and/or legally so as to not create consequences one might regret later. Many people know just enough about the “right to travel” or “taxation” to be truly dangerous to themselves.

Bucking the system will keep you quite literally chained to it. Each one must look at underlying cause of our anger and fear in relation to “external authority” – perhaps a choice, whether knowingly or unknowingly,  to give up freedom and abrogate sovereignty long before one was of legal age. May we accept full responsibility especially for our own ignorance.

Transforming the Power Structure with Integrity

One cannot be sovereign or free if we blame or shame anyone else as the source of the conditions and circumstances of our lives. One must take complete and total responsibility for what has happened in the past and what will happen in the future – not only for what is happening inside, but what is happening outside. This maxim may seem strange, but it is true nonetheless.

As many people have observed, some people feel most engaged in good, righteous causes when they are reacting in anger to a perceived injustice or inequity.  We would suggest though, that anger,  guilt, blame and shame will not solve the injustices or inequities of the “system”. An emotional approach to injustice will not change or transform the Power structure, but, as we have observed, will reinforce and empower the “system” instead.

So what will it take to transform the Power structure? First and foremost, this will take an intelligent understanding of the “system” itself – how it was created and how it has remained in power through hundreds of years over multiple generations. 

it will be necessary to transform and redirect anger, martyrdom or victim consciousness into constructive, positive action. One must be willing to feel everything completely, then be willing to act from inner integrity, conscience and consciousness – not from an emotionally disturbed, angry or imbalanced place.

Those people who are beginning to awaken to the truth of our existence, those who can hear the inner voice of consciousness, those who are seeing the true nature of the Power structure will become the leaders of the future today. Old friend, this may be you.

Those people destined to follow their own guidance and integrity, innocently and clearly, without anger will begin to alter the “system” from blind obedience to “external authority” toward being aware of their own “internal authority” or sovereignty. 

With the profound realization that it is not actually the Power structure and elite which are enslaving us, but the sad truth that we have allowed the “system” of “external authority” to enslave us. And it is up to us to shift the balance of power within.

When each one of us begin deeply to understand why this is so, and that each of us has allowed it to happen, and why somehow we have forgotten the source of true power, then reclaiming individual sovereignty is right around the next corner. 

Freedom is an inside job!


Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.65-67


Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty 
(30th Anniversary Edition)
(3-Volume Printed, Bound Book or PDF)

A three-volume, 750+ page tome with an extensive update of the renowned underground classic ~ the Global Sovereign’s Handbook. Still after all these years, this is the most comprehensive book on sovereignty, economics, law, power structures and history ever written. Served as the primary research behind the best-selling Global One Audio Course.

To Be Released Spring 2022.