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Strengthen—PR. The correct answer choice is (B)
The political theorist from this stimulus asserts that new laws should be repealed only under dire circumstances, based on the fact that long term benefits are not always clear in the short term. The author clearly believes that the pain in the short term is justified by prospective long term benefits.
The question stem requires us to find the answer choice which strengthens the political theorist's argument. Only correct answer choice (B), if valid, significantly bolsters the theorist's assertion. If the primary consideration should be the long-term consequences, then this lends support to the assertion that short term pain is acceptable, in the name of long term benefits.