Personal Gain

Read this excerpt from Federalist Paper No. 1 and answer the question that follows:

Federalist Papers: No. 1 
General Introduction 
For the Independent Journal 
Author: Alexander Hamilton

This idea will add the inducements of philanthropy to those of patriotism, to heighten the solicitude which all considerate and good men must feel for the event. Happy will it be if our choice should be directed by a judicious estimate of our true interests, unperplexed and unbiased by considerations not connected with the public good. But this is a thing more ardently to be wished than seriously to be expected. The plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits, and of views, passions and prejudices little favorable to the discovery of truth.

Which of the following statements supports the idea presented in this quote from the excerpt? (5 points)

The plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits…

a. Hamilton feared the focus on regional interests would undermine the process of honest reform.

b. Hamilton would have replaced all those who participated in the first reform efforts if he could have.

c. Hamilton wanted to undermine the actors in the reform process, despite their good intentions.

d. Those involved in past reform efforts were completely motivated by personal gain.

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