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Monday, October 22, 2012

Kuwaitis Take to Streets Over Electoral Change

“Police in Kuwait have used teargas, stun grenades and baton charges to disperse tens of thousands of demonstrators protesting against changes to the electoral law, which the opposition has called a “constitutional coup” by the government.

…The opposition decided to take to the streets after the government – which is dominated by the ruling al-Sabah family – announced last week it was calling elections for December 1 and would change the electoral law.

…The announcement was the latest move in an intensifying power struggle between the ruling establishment and parliament that has seen eight governments come and go since the emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, came to power in 2006.” (Al Jazeera)

Rolling back the tide of big government can be a difficult task.

FEE Timely Classic

Beware Democracy without Liberty by Richard M. Ebeling