By Johnny Liberty
The sovereignty and freedom movement at the turn of the millennium was leading the political culture to reexamine fundamental assumptions and the rightful role of government at every level in our daily affairs.
- Should the federal government have a limited or unlimited capacity to legislate or be restricted within the original intent of the U.S. Constitution? Is the separation of powers doctrine still in effect or have all three branches of government collapsed into one?
- Should the sovereign rights of the State Citizen within the State Republics be legislated or regulated away without constitutional authority? Does the federal government have the right to take our rightful citizenship away?
- Should the monied powers and central banks (e.g., Federal Reserve Bank), including their collection agencies (e.g., IRS), be allowed to dominate and control the political and legal landscape and take advantage of the system for their private or public corporate benefit?
- Should the tax laws and other laws be obeyed without question even if they lack constitutional or legislative authority? As in early revolutionary days (e.g., Boston Tea Party) do We the People not have the right to withhold our taxes as a form of protest against the unlawful or unjust activities of government?
- Do We the People have the sovereign right to petition for redress of grievances and the government has an obligation to respond to said petitions? Is this not a right inherent in all free countries under the Law of Nations?
Fourteenth Anniversary of IRS Raids
Today is the 14th year anniversary of the IRS raids executed against Johnny Liberty’s home and business on February 28th, 2001 at 7PM HST – six months before 9/11 and two months after Bush was allegedly elected as President of the United States. This was part of the largest IRS operation in history against 36 locations on the same day/same time simultaneously in three countries.
At that time about two-dozen leaders, including Mr. Liberty, was at the forefront of the largest political movement gaining momentum at the turn of the millennium – the freedom, sovereignty and tax-honesty movement with over 63 million non-filers (by the IRS’s own estimates) refusing to pay taxes as a form of political protest against the rising power of the New World Order.
Sovereignty & Freedom Movement
Because of the educational materials we developed and marketing worldwide, thousands of books and best-selling audio courses, millions of people were being educated along the lines of individual sovereignty and strategically withdrawing from U.S. jurisdiction and taking their money with them.
This caught the attention of the U.S. Congress in subcommittee when they declared war upon us. Within months discrediting stories were circulated in the mainstream media and investigations were launched resulting in the execution of the search warrants via the IRS criminal investigation unit on this historic day.
Historic in that it changed everyone’s personal and professional life forever, but also signaled the beginning of the end of America as a free country with any rights whatsoever.
The powers-that-be decreed on that day that only the U.S. corporation had any rights as the seat of government of the democracy. We the People had no right to petition, no right to protest or dissent, no right to challenge centralized authority through lawful means.
The Republic had effectively been annihilated and with it any vestige of personal sovereignty of We the People or their respective States of the Union. Then little more than six months later a coup d’tat occurred post-911 where every branch of the federal government was militarized and deputized with police powers the U.S. Constitution never granted them.
Now, ten years later we live in another country, in another world determined not by the rule of law, but the rule of the elite few who would write and pass laws while exempting themselves from their effects. All branches of government have collapsed into one, an oligarchy of the government, by the corporation and for the global elite (not of, by and for the people anymore).
Who was Johnny Liberty?
In his time circa (1990 – 2010) he was a great, unsung American hero, a brave rainbow warrior who stood up to the powers-that-be and declared for all the world to hear – advocating sovereignty and freedom for all the people.
Through the power of the pen and the spoken world he inspired millions to open their eyes to the world around them and challenge not only authority by the reality being projected around us through media propaganda and social conditioning.
As the primary researcher and contributor to the “Global One Audio Course” published by GPG/IGP and author of the “Global Sovereign’s Handbook” published by ICR with detailed compilations of history, law and economics, he took the politically incorrect stand against the rise of socialist welfare states and suggested that we the people are sovereign and have the lawful right to govern our own affairs independent of the federal government.
This revolutionary stand eventually cost him five years of his life as a political prisoner. He spent two years in federal prison and three years on a short leash on probation. Seven international businesses were destroyed along with a vision for the new millennium which failed to come to pass as a result of the IRS raids and resulting indictment, prosecution and conviction. See press releases…
Rarely has their walked this earth such a man willing to risk it all for the sake of the whole of humanity. His story began over twenty years ago and took him on a road few have travelled before or since. Like Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota tribe he considered himself to be the last free American State Citizen of the Republic who took his individual sovereignty and the restoration of the Republic seriously. He went where others feared to tread.
Millions followed his lead, more or less, and rose up to challenge authority peacefully and non-violently at every level of government usurped by the monied powers internationally and their respective lobby groups in Washington D.C.
Through acts of civil disobedience and filing legal paperwork, giving notice to various agencies of government of their unlawful and corrupt activities, this notion of individual sovereignty grew to huge proportions within a few years towards the millennia shift which was on everybody’s mind.
The government felt threatened and had to do something to turn the tide backwards.
The sovereignty movement peaked, splintered and subsided after the IRS raids in 2001. Resulting prosecutions over the next five years left no less than 40 of it’s leaders behind bars and/or bankrupt including Mr. Johnny Liberty (aka John David Van Hove).
Since then the notion of reclaiming all seven aspects of sovereignty (e.g., physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, economic, legal and political), an ancient seed planted once again over twenty years ago, has taken root in the hearts and minds of many young people and over the Internet during these closing days of American empire. This is a reminder to honor our unsung heroes, the founders, our ancestors and all indigenous people who came before us.
As Jefferson advised, “God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion.”
As Franklin said, “We have given you a Republic, if you can keep it.”
Johnny Liberty would say,“By casting off the chains of mental and economic slavery and living all seven aspects of sovereignty – the next quantum leap of consciousness for all humanity shall arise.”
John David Van Hove, (aka Johnny Liberty), is an author, educator, researcher, community organizer and networker, entrepreneur, musician and performing artist and public speaker extraordinaire in many topic areas including individual sovereignty, freedom and liberty, history, law, economics, money and the nature of global power structures.
He authored the best–selling “Global Sovereign’s Handbook,””Allodial Titles & Land Patents” and other books, produced two audio courses including the “Global One Audio Course,””Success Education Course” and a film entitled “The Taboo of Sovereignty, Money, Love & Power.”
As a consequence of the controversial political notion that all the people are born sovereign and free in America, Johnny spent two years in federal prison and understands the legal system from the inside out. He authored a “Federal Criminal Defendant’s Handbook” while incarcerated.
He’s back on the lecture circuit with the topic “Vision for a New America & the World.”
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