Re: The law of Unintended Consequences applies....
"Changing your mind on things when the situation changes or new facts come to light is exactly what everyone, not just politicians, should do."
Well, except when it isn't. There's a fine line between being properly adaptable, and on the other hand just getting swept along with mass hysteria.
A principle is literally something you don't change just because the fashions around you changed.
If it's criminal to say something, then it's the person saying it who's the criminal, not the owner of the phone lines. Or of the glorified blog whose whole shtick is that pretty much anybody can sign up and post stuff.