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.

Iranian Nuclear Program: Will Israel Save Us?

The Iranian state is rushing headlong into disaster and I'm not referring to an imminent invasion by the United States. Iran is developing nuclear weapons and is attempting to filibuster international agencies which are attempting to monitor Iranian actions. For the...

Old World Love of Status Lives Strong

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe has married former TV anchorwoman Letizia Ortiz, in the country's first royal wedding in nearly a century. This occurred to the delight of thousands of onlookers who braved heavy rains, as well as representatives of the Royal Families of...

Hijacking a Peaceful Religion?

From President Bush to Ted Kennedy we hear the same refrain about Islamic terrorists; "These people have hijacked a peaceful religion. Islamic militants are a few radicals who do not represent Islam." We are expected to believe that it is not the philosophy, the...

The Mixed Legacy of Ronald Reagan

The hyperbole of remembrance that follows the death of any President, as has certainly followed the death of Mr. Reagan, will subside eventually and it will be left to historians to analyze what it was he did as President and whether or not that had any value. The...

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

"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...

Paying Homage to the Architects of the American Welfare State

Would-be defenders of individual rights and liberty, the fundamental ideas of the founding fathers who created the United States of America, have recently decided to pay homage to the Presidents who created the modern American welfare state. I refer of course to...

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...

The Liberty League: An Alternative to the United Nations

It is clear for a variety of reasons that the United Nations is not only ineffectual, i.e. it can't enforce its own resolutions, but is operating against the interests of the United States and free people everywhere.One reason for this is simply that there are more...

Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi: Learning the Lessons of Stalin

The Bush Administration is declaring victory now that the dictator (or for the BBC, "Leader") of Libya, Moammar Gadhafi, has agreed to let in United Nations Weapons Inspectors and to dismantle all Weapons of Mass Destruction programs. To "reward" Gadhafi for his...

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...

 

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