On the matter of idiocy...
If you've studied the matter, and thought about it both outside an echo chamber and away from groupthink, faced the long and short term consequences of your decision, and are willing to shoulder the burden of those consequences...then you're not an idiot.
Needless to say, out in my neck of the woods (and everywhere else, too) I hear a lot of idiots--by which I mean folks who will insist that it's all 'A' or 'Not-A' but who won't walk a mile in someone else's moccasins, nor consider the costs of their almighty opinion.
Case in point: brother of a friend, staunchly pro-life. Won't have kids. Won't adopt kids. Doesn't want to consider rape, incest, or medical exemptions 'because it's denying the child a chance'. Refuses to let his tax dollars fund, say, prenatal care for underprivileged mothers...let alone education.
He's an idiot.
Credit where it's due: his wife is a very nice woman who more than makes up for his loud-mouthing by her actions...and she is not an idiot.