A Time to Keep Silence

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak …

—Ecclesiastes 3

I believe Ken White is a true First Amendment hero. He helps folks from all across the political spectrum deal with censorious thugs and idiots who try to suppress free speech. I am grateful for the help he has provided my codefendants and me in the Maryland Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit. However, he doesn’t get involved in every free speech case. He couldn’t if he wanted to; there are simply too many, and there are some where there are good reasons for him not to be involved.

He explains that principle here.

A wise man knows when to keep his mouth shut.

5 thoughts on “A Time to Keep Silence

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  2. It is sad to see, and , no, I’m not being facetious, that he apparently is continuing to take erroneous advice from Acme law. Every once in a while he will just start parroting something out of the blue, almost as if someone he trusted whispered it in his ear. The people he thinks are his friends are not, and they are wrong about so many legal things, as his track record shows.


    • “Every once in a while he will just start parroting… ”

      I know, right? Random, disjointed “arguments” and “solutions” for his legal predicaments — bursting forth via tweet spewage — horribly disguised in a mish-mash of poo-flinging, legal analysis.

      Google? Wiki? ACME? Random/clueless voices in his head?

      In a word… Grasping?


      • He also displays a tendency Silver Bullet Theory. He’ll grab onto one particular thing and to him that thing is a silver bullet which slays all other issues. Current bullet is this Zoa Barnes kick. Previously it was a multitude of others.
        Legal arguments are built on a whole system of facts that support one another. If the removal of one fact destroys your whole argument then it tragically weak to begin with.

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