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    That's simply a matter of opinion. Of course, every democratic institution is subject to abuse (look at Congress). That's simply no excuse to abstain from taking action.

    And, yes you can, indeed, amend the Constitution this way. Go do some research and you'll see why. Let me recommend to you The Constitution: A Biography, by Akhil Reed Amar. But, simple history class in grade school should have told you a little about how the Constitution came about. This is exactly the same process, and therefore has exactly the same power.

    You're worried about this being abused when the government is literally spying on you illegally? Maybe they wouldn't if they knew that there was a potential that the people would abuse them.

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