Alexander Marriott

Alexander Marriott is currently a graduate student of the early republic at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He earned his B.A. in history in 2004 from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, where he was an Op-Ed columnist for the UNLV Rebel Yell. Marriott grew up in Chicago and lived in Saudi Arabia for four and a half years and has resided in Las Vegas since 1996.

Writers Guild of America on Strike

A peculiar spectacle in Hollywood and New York, and everywhere else TV shows and motion pictures are being made, is before us. The writers are on strike. At stake? Contracts with TV and motion picture producers over royalties from DVD and other "new" media, which has...
This Earth Day Celebrate Vladimir Lenin's Birthday!

This Earth Day Celebrate Vladimir Lenin's Birthday!

Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier after Joseph Stalin, decided in 1955 that the country should celebrate their national political philosophy, communism. He chose as the day, April 22, Vladimir Lenin's birthday, a tribute to the founder of the Soviet Union. When...

Prices, Halting Signals and Economic Interventionism

In a constitutional history class that I'm taking I recently heard an interesting idea. The class was studying the way the US Supreme Court changed its stance on economic interventionism during the years of the Great Depression. The case in point was Nebbia v. New...

Haiti Problem

I was watching Geraldo's "At Large" program this evening and to my horror both he and Col. David Hunt hypothesized that the only reason we aren't intervening in this third world mess in Haiti is racial prejudice from the White House. Huh?The United States has already...

Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage

Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage

"The family enjoys the protection of the state. Marriage is based on the free consent of the woman and the man; the spouses are completely equal in their family relations." This sounds much like an initial draft of a constitutional amendment for the United States...

T.S. Ashton on The Industrial Revolution

Despite more than a hundred years of condemnations and the harshest ridicule men like Friedrich Engels could hurl at the time period known in Great Britain as the Industrial Revolution (1760-1830) Dr. T.S. Ashton took up the task of restoring, or at least attempting...

The Eight Dingbats and Economic Stagnation

There has been much uninformed talk of economics lately as the eight Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination run around Iowa and New Hampshire crying about how jobs aren't been created in the economic recovery and that the recovery in general isn't...

A Slave State: Society in Sir Thomas More’s Utopia

Sir Thomas More's Utopia lays out several important ideas that help us understand the political thought of both now and the Renaissance as well as providing us with a look into the conditions of sixteenth century Europe. The book primarily acts as a vehicle for More...

The Privilege of Driving

It is often said that driving is not a right, but a privilege. As such it can be extended and revoked at will, by those vested with the granting of the privilege, a government. The question that must immediately strike anyone is, "What gives the local governing...

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Seatbelt Laws?

Nationally, Police agencies are stepping up enforcement of seatbelt laws, and in the case of Nevada this means that if you're pulled over for something (you can't be pulled over for not having a seatbelt on) and aren't wearing your seatbelt you will be given a ticket...

Killing Arafat

After years of duplicitous dealing and overt support of terrorism the Israelis finally started talking about removing Arafat from the Middle East peace process, killing him if necessary. They have removed the killing option some months ago, but the fact that the...

Paying for Someone Else’s Free Lunch in Nevada

With a near one billion dollar tax increase now coming into effect, the businessmen of the state of Neveda are now computing what they will have to pay to the state for nothing other than making money. One of these businessmen is my dad, and it is to him and all the...

Environmentalists Kill “Free Willy”

Environmentalists Kill “Free Willy”

The star of the environmentalist trilogy "Free Willy" movies, Keiko (Japanese for "Lucky One"), the Orca "Killer" Whale, has died in the misguided and costly attempt to put him back into the open oceans. Quoting the Globe and Mail: Keiko was released from Iceland in...

Justice for Serial Killer Gary Ridgway Means Death

Gary Ridgway has pled guilty to the murder of forty-eight women, making him the worst serial killer in American history. His expected punishment? Life in prison without the possibility of parole.What kind of justice is this? What is the point of the State of...

PC Ethics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The following is a letter written in response to some accusations made by an unnamed professor against student Alexander Marriott as detailed in A Victory Against Political Correctness: Rebel Yell Apologizes to Alexander Marriott.Now that I am back on the job I have a...

Mysticism Alive and Well

The United States of America was a country founded upon human reason by some of the most adept political and philosophical minds the world has ever seen and today it is a country mired in an almost barbaric mysticism from sea to shining sea. There have been three...

Christopher Columbus, We Salute You

Christopher Columbus, We Salute You

Most Columbus Days are marked by rabid condemnations of the explorer as a genocidal maniac bent on destroying the peaceful and innocent native peoples who populated the Caribbean islands which Columbus discovered. These condemnations are not only unwarranted but...

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