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My favorite books

1. The Bible (Authorized version, commonly called the King James Bible or KJB,KJV). Of course, it's a big book, so you have to read regularly for it to begin to fit together - the price of truth.

2. Two Treatises on Government, by John Locke

While there are many books on this issue, it is the principles that are eternal and universal that we need to learn.

Condensing some of my favorite biblical principles:

1. God is the Ultimate Sovereign.
Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
God is the "most High." He is the ultimate Sovereign.

2. God gave dominion over all the earth to man. This is our source for the claim of sovereignty.
Genesis 1:26-28 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

and

Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

3. God is no respecter of persons. We are all equal in His sight and should be treated that way in our sight.
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
That's where Jefferson and others got the principle of equality as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths..."
More...
II Chronicles 19:7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
and...
Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

4. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Freedom and Liberty to all.
Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
A good resource on the true meaning of Liberty:
http://www.35thavenuebaptist.org/radio-broadcasts.html

5. Fear God and stay humble.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
James 4:6 ...God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

6. Walk at liberty. Exercise your rights and stand up for them.
Psalm 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
Luke 13:31-33 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
and...
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
and..
Nehemiah 6:11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee?
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

7. Offend no one. (meaning their rights, not their feelings)
I Corinthians 10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

8. Accountability.
Proverbs 22:20-21 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
and...
Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

That's the ultimate principle to understand if you want true Liberty that lasts forever.

There's tons more. These are just the quick thoughts and principles that come to mind without doing any extra study or research.

Hope it helps.

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17