It’s easy to judge a person based on their past and to let their old decisions define them. I feel like politicians in particular are judged on this basis and are considered duplicitous or wishy-washy when their present actions don’t align with the policies they currently support. I am skeptical of the morality and motives of politicians as much as the next guy but, shouldn’t we encourage people changing their position when presented with valid information that changes their understanding? This is especially confusing when so-called advocates complain about politicians switching to their side. What more do you want? Yes of course it would have been nice for them to have switched a long time ago before causing X, but what is yelling at them going to do now. It just dissuades people from being willing to change. There has to be a way forward, and you can either be with it or against it.