If you have perused my posts, especially those dealing with policy and/or legislation, you will note that I make judgements on the intent of those promoting their policies. Many times, I find that my initial judgements were ill informed. Those times are the result of talking to the initiator, listening, then making an assessment of the policy intent.
I keep telling myself I will learn not to jump to conclusions, or at least, to wait until the advocate of a policy matter either clearly annunicates his or her position or proves to be without credibility. Discourse is good. Debate is honorable. Losing is not bad. Poor judgement, however, is devastating.