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  •  You forget that the 1789 convention (0+ / 0-)

    was charged only with modifying the Articles of Confederation. Constitutional conventions can do whaterver the hell they like, and in today's atmosphere enough people can be scared into passing their recommendations that we would be royally screwed.

    For proof, only look at how many people support the idea that the right of habeas corpus (forcing the government to state why you are being held) is threatening to our safety. Or at the lack of outrage that American citizens, arrested on American soil, have been thrown into military brigs and held incommunicado and in isolation for years without being charged.

    Asking for a convention to cure the current administration's abuse of power is like taking cyanie to cure a blister.

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