02. The Big Picture | Individual Sovereignty | Sovereign’s Handbook

By Johnny Liberty

“Sovereignty itself is, of course, not subject to law, for it is the author and source of law; but in our system, while sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, Sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and acts.” ~ U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356, 370 (1886)

A Notion of Sovereignty

When this author began researching “sovereignty”, he was surprised to discover very few Americans had any notion of “sovereignty” whatsoever, except in general reference to indigenous people, monarchs or the Pope.

Considering “sovereignty” is the central concept around which all political, economic and legal systems revolve, he was amazed how in a matter of a few generations, “sovereignty” had become virtually absent from everyday conversations.

As this author taught over several decades, more and more people began to awaken to their own personal and/or individual sovereignty, especially in the usA – the first and perhaps only country in the world based originally on the sovereignty of the individual above that of the government.

Whether or not you are a U.S. citizen, We the People are all human beings with a birthright to exercise our God-given natural rights and express this freedom regardless of the political, economic or legal system of the particular nation we happened to be born into. 

The notion of “individual sovereignty” is essentially about reclaiming “internal authority” over your life and taking full responsibility for your thoughts, words and deeds. Being sovereign is about governing yourself, first and foremost, standing in your own righteous character and presenting yourself as a sovereign human being, not relying on experts, attorneys or “external authority” to do this on your behalf. 


First and foremost, we can reclaim internal authority over our physical, spiritual, mental and emotional sovereignty, then through an act of free will we can restore economic, legal and political sovereignty by strategically withdrawing from the grasp of external authority. Doing so transforms our relationship with the powers-that-be and puts the Power structure back into a box where it belongs.


An old adage wisely says, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot force it to drink.” People can be taught about sovereignty, but no one can force people to do what it takes to become sovereign and free. Too many people will not even take the first step, face their fears, or arouse the will and courage to act according to their own conscience. Talk is cheap, while, action is precious and rare. 

People can be offered the tools, materials and resources, even the plans to build their dream house, but without spiritual, mental and emotional sovereignty as a foundation, the house remains like a dream in the clouds. This educational work is dedicated to those who have the courage, the aliveness for freedom and the capability to take effective grounded actions in the here and now.

 “No longer will we perceive ourselves as isolated individuals; we will know ourselves to be part of a rapidly integrating global network the nerve cells of an awakened global brain.” ~ Peter Russell


  1. Findlaw | Source of Quote; Wikipedia | Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356, 370 (1886); Distinctions between citizens solely based because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality. For that reason, legislative classification or discrimination based on race alone has often been held to be a denial of equal protection; Chief Justice John Jay in Chisholm v. Georgia, 2 Dall. 418 at 471 (February 1, 1793) ruled that Article 3, Section 2, of the Constitution abrogated the states’ sovereign immunity and granted federal courts the affirmative power to hear disputes between private citizens and states.
  2. Wikipedia | Except Switzerland has been a federal state of relatively autonomous cantons dating back to 1148.
  3. Sourced from an old adage.
  4. Wikipedia | Quote sourced from The Global Brain by Peter Russell (J.P. Tarcher Inc., p.93). www.peterrussell.com

Source: Sovereign’s Handbook by Johnny Liberty (30th Anniversary Edition), p.53-54


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.