QUESTION TEXT: Political theorist: Newly enacted laws need a…
QUESTION TYPE: Principle – Strengthen
CONCLUSION: Laws should have an immunity period before they can be repealed.
REASONING: The long term benefits of laws often aren’t obvious, while the short term pain of a law is usually clear.
ANALYSIS: The theorist says we should wait. The consequences of a law are only clear in the long run. He thinks the long run is most important.
- Not quite. The theorist argues repeal should be independent of what voters think the short-term consequences will be. But if voters correctly think the long term consequences are bad then maybe we should repeal a law.
- CORRECT. If the long term consequences are most important then it makes sense to wait until the long term consequences become clear.
- The theorist doesn’t compare the difficulty of repeal to how much work it took to pass a law. Their main point is just that we should wait a bit, no matter if the law was hard or easy to pass.
- The theorist doesn’t think short term consequences are that important. They’re interested in the long term.
- This doesn’t make sense. If a law provided tons of benefit in the short run and only some benefit in the long run, we should still pass it. It’s beneficial all around.
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