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ChicaRosa
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I had a really hard time understanding the stimulus in this question and ended up choosing D instead of B and I'm curious to know why D is wrong?

Is D restating a point that is already mentioned in the argument?

Is the argument's conclusion saying that the interpreters of the constitution shouldn't view it by its authors or else it would cause political instability?

Is this question a strengthening question or a most strongly supported question?

Thanks!
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ChicaRosa wrote:I had a really hard time understanding the stimulus in this question and ended up choosing D instead of B and I'm curious to know why D is wrong?

Is D restating a point that is already mentioned in the argument?

Is the argument's conclusion saying that the interpreters of the constitution shouldn't view it by its authors or else it would cause political instability?

Is this question a strengthening question or a most strongly supported question?

Thanks!



Hello ChicaRosa,

The stimulus doesn't say anything about a "written" constitution, so answer D falls short. The conclusion seems to say that even if the interpreters of the constitution don't have the same ideas as the authors, people like to think that they do, and this "illusion" is necessary for political stability. And, the question is a Must Be True question.

Hope this helps,
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I had it between B & C. I chose C, because it said politically instability will ENSUE, whereas B has politically instability will INCREASE; and the illusion being necessary for political stability. Thus, without it, political instability will ensue.

Is C wrong, because the BELIEFS of the authors and that of present political leaders are irrelevant?
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I think that's a good reason to reject answer C, adlindsey - the beliefs of current political leaders are not relevant here, only the illusion that laws are the bequest of a long tradition. Good analysis, keep that up!
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I was left with (A) and (B) because they were the contrapositive of the last sentence:
Political Stability → Illusion

How is (A) incorrect, and (B) correct?