ARCHIVE OF ISSUES IN FOCUS
by Fulton Huxtable
Before Fulton began publishing a weekly column, he published four alerts about serious threats to individual freedom. These alerts are located at Endangered Freedom Alerts.
LIGHT COMES HOPE, 5-24-98
Why there is hope for the future.
What is freedom? Take the test to see if you know the answer.
THE PARASITE STATE, 6-7-98
Win the sound bite war for freedom.
THE LITMUS TEST OF LAW, 6-14-98
All law must pass a single test.
PREVENTION VERSUS PROTECTION, 6-21-98
Prevention leads to totalitarianism. Protection leads to freedom.
Making ideas criminal.
The lesson of the Fourth of July.
BILL OF GOODS, 7-19-98
Patients' bill of "rights" will desecrate actual rights.
A MONSTER, THEN "RESCUE" ITS VICTIMS, 7-26-98
Americans continue to fall for this statist trick.
America takes yet another step toward the suppression of freedom of speech.
MEN INTO FROGS, 8-16-98
Why statists' incremental approach has been so successful.
RULE OF MEN, NOT OF LAW, 8-23-98
America is going to reap a terrible harvest, if it continues to approve of liars.
FOR YOURSELF!, 8-30-98
If you think you are honest, statists have news for you: you are a liar.
VIRTUE OF VICE, 9-13-98
The worst, not the best, is to be the new standard of behavior.
ENDS WHERE DISHONESTY BEGINS, 9-20-98
What is privacy and do you have a right to it?
The ominous acceptance and approval of contradictions.
Statists move to restrict your access to the Internet.
HUBBLE PLOY, 10-12-98
Planned failure has been one of the keys to the success of statists.
NOTE: Because of a medical problem with my wife, no columns were published after October 12, 1998. My weekly column was resumed December 27, 1998.
ACTION FOR CRIME, 12-27-98
Censure of Clinton would be preferential treatment and establish a double standard.
NECK, ONE NOOSE, 1-4-99
The creation of the omnipotent federal government is a key to statists' ultimate goal.
BY TORT, 1-17-99
Statists prepare to move against gun manufacturers, a move fashioned after the attack on tobacco companies.
America's largest welfare program is well on the way to taking it to the brink.
Statism's biggest pyramid scheme is a triumph over self-reliance.
Let Senators consider the damage to the values of truth, honesty and reason an acquittal verdict will render.
YOUR MONEY, 2-15-99
This idea attacks the Achilles' heel of statism and promises to turn the tide in favor of freedom.
BY SURRENDER, 2-22-99
Giving up isn't a plan for success but a prescription of failure.
MY DREAMS, 3-1-99
Statists will not state to your face what they say in public and their victims will not state in public what they think in private.
Intel and other computer-related companies are providing an example of producers providing the rope for their own hanging--and for yours.
IT'S THE PRINCIPLE, STUPID! 3-15-99
Regular readers may be tired of my comments about Microsoft and the antitrust issue. However, a recent development has made it imperative for me to once again speak out about--and, this time, against--Microsoft.
IN FREEDOM 3-22-99
What happens to the helpless in a free society?
IDEALS: PAST AND PRESENT 3-26-99
Part 1 of a three-part series. Our reckless foreign and defense policy has left America vulnerable to an attack of terrifying proportions.
IDEALS: BASIC PRINCIPLES 4-5-99
Part 2 of a three-part series. The basic principle that should guide our foreign policy is the same principle that should guide our actions domestically.
IDEALS: THE MORAL TRIAD 4-12-99
The conclusion of a three-part series. Without shedding a drop of American blood, the United States can eliminate the only kind of government that is a military threat to you: totalitarian regimes.
TO DEFEAT STATISM 4-19-99
The key to defeating statism is simple. By focusing on a single issue, statists will be put on the defensive and ultimately defeated.
THAT KILL 4-26-99
As long as this idea remains the common currency of modern education, we will continue to see students kill others.
FINAL CAUSE 5-03-99
For those that go over the edge and become criminals, there is a final idea that must take hold in their minds, a final ingredient that turns them into depraved fiends.
PUNISHING THE INNOCENT 5-10-99
For decades, statists have been preaching that you are responsible for others. Now, this notion is on the verge of taking a vicious and ugly turn: you are going to be held responsible for the criminal actions of another, if statists have their way.
Why Senate Republicans caved, last week, on gun legislation. As long as they accept the ideas of statism, they will continue to cede ground, in issue after issue, to freedom's enemies.
Capitalizing on the hysteria over juvenile violence in our schools, statists are now proposing new legislation to make it illegal to disseminate certain kinds of information.
A sea change in public opinion has emboldened statists to go after their ultimate goal: to silence their opponents--and you.
WHAT IS A STATIST? 6-7-99
In their self-arrested state of mental development, statists seek to impose the worldview from their childhood. You are the child and the state, run by statists, is the parent.
IS A RIGHT? 6-14-99
A right is the sovereignty to act without the permission of others. Statists have corrupted the actual meaning of a right, converting into its opposite: into a claim on the life of another.
AND RIGHTS 6-21-99
We need gun control, but not the kind you think.
Lost concepts result in lost rights and freedom.
Ideas created the possibility of America. Courage made America a reality.
VERSUS RIGHTS 8-2-99
Take your pick. You can't have both.
IN FREEDOM 8-16-99
In a free society, highways are privately owned. Here's how it would work.
GOLDEN RULE 8-30-99
The federal government is now providing funding to certain churches. This is an ominous, new turn in American politics, threatening the freedom of all.
OF YOUR DAMNED BUSINESS! 9-20-99
Once again, Congress is set to pass legislation restricting freedom of speech and forbidding you to spend your money as you see fit.
HATED DEMONS 10-4-99
Statists--those self-proclaimed defenders of minorities and alleged opponents of hate--are demonizing certain minorities in an effort to eradicate more freedom.
If you want to defeat statism, you must work for the day when no one has the power to take your money by force.
THE INITIATION OF FORCE 11-22-99
Force should only be used in retaliation against those who initiate it. This goes double for the state.
BREATHE FREE 2-07-00
No one--not even a father--has the right to enslave another.
REPEAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG LAWS
Prescription drug laws are the real reason for the high cost of these drugs. These laws need to be abolished.
I AM VOTING LIBERTARIAN 10-16-00
As long as the debate is just a family squabble between statists, America's freedom will continue to decline.
LOSER IS: FREEDOM 11-01-00
Here are the real results of the election.