Oh, can it. We don't get a real choice during elections.
Systems of power will perpetuate themselves until they fall.
Sure, if you believe history and the warmongering way of removing corruption.
I'd prefer the peaceful approach by simply making them irrelevant again, in much the same way our founders simply removed ourselves from the island of Great Britain a couple hundred years ago. Perhaps not completely peaceful, but the bottom line is British rule and law became irrelevant.
It's easy to remove power when it no longer matters. You simply ignore it. Our Government is well on it's way to creating this mentality. US citizens break dozens of laws every single day, and a lot of them knowingly (drinking and driving, speeding, illicit drug use, etc.), so we already have a casual approach to law adherence. Make them even more draconian, and you'll simply make the masses ignore you even more. Forced incarceration? Yes, that is likely a possible side effect, but again, our Government will quickly find out that when you've even put the brilliant people behind bars, your country quickly becomes rather fucked.
Of course the larger concern is whether or not "fucked" is actually an end goal at this point. At the rate we're going, sure seems that way.