When people talk about fighting for a cause, I usually picture something glorious, risky and public. There is always a lot of shouting and fists raised in the air.
Today is different. Today I am picturing myself stooped over folders of documents, brief conversations with indifferent clerks and reading a lot of obscure written words.
Kimberlin is a bad man, but there is one issue that needs to be addressed: He's been active in left-wing circles and I'm a right-winger. I don't want to be mistaken for fighting for this cause because he's attacking speech I may agree with. My real motivation is in defending free speech and putting a boot in to kick a censor, and I hope that's what will motivate the others on our side. If left wing bloggers find themselves being targeted in a similar way I will be happy to come to their aid.
I love blogging about free speech, what it is and what is isn't, and I believe strongly in talking to people as an approach to social change, but it'll be good to put in some hard work that can make an impact in the legal system.