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(Justice) Scalia Wears Martyrís Cap to Inauguration
First Things ^ | January 21, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz

Posted on 01/22/2013 2:02:25 PM PST by NYer

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Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law writes:

The twitterverse is alive with tweets about Justice Scalia’s headgear for today’s inauguration. At the risk of putting all the fun speculation to an end . . . The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. We presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in our 27th annual Red Mass and dinner.

Wearing the cap of a statesman who defended liberty of church and integrity of Christian conscience to the inauguration of a president whose policies have imperiled both: Make of it what you will.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; inauguration; justicescalia; martyrs; obama; scalia; thomasmore
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1 posted on 01/22/2013 2:02:36 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

Until people are willing to accept martyrdom for their beliefs we won’t win.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 2:04:12 PM PST by Bayard
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Sir Thomas More (/ˈmɔr/; 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), known to Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. More coined the word "utopia" – a name he gave to the ideal and imaginary island nation, the political system of which he described in Utopia, published in 1516.

3 posted on 01/22/2013 2:05:40 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Scalia just went up another notch in my book.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 2:06:03 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Did you see this?

AXIOS!!!!


5 posted on 01/22/2013 2:08:13 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: NYer

Well done, Justice Scalia! Although probably too subtle a statement for Bronco Bama to figure out.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 2:09:09 PM PST by Ol' Sox (Those who advocate should be first in line to experience the consequences of their convictions.)
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To: NYer
Gotta love Scalia.

BTW, the detail in that painting of St. Thomas More is staggering, especially the red velvet sleeves. Amazing that the effect was accomplished with a paint brush.

8 posted on 01/22/2013 2:09:13 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: NYer

Way over Obummah’s beanie!
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11 posted on 01/22/2013 2:16:53 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Gaffer

Some of Mad Mag’s stuff is quite memorable, although I usually found their politics quite fecal.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 2:20:27 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

>> “Amazing that the effect was accomplished with a paint brush.” <<

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That’s why they’re called “masters.”


13 posted on 01/22/2013 2:22:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

ping


14 posted on 01/22/2013 2:24:51 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: editor-surveyor

Stay classy, es.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 2:27:05 PM PST by wideawake
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To: NYer

More was charged and convicted of Misprision of Treason for failure to acknowledge the Oath of Succession.

Yes, Scalia is making a statement.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 2:30:12 PM PST by SvenMagnussen (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY)
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To: SvenMagnussen
I'd hazard that there are multiple layers of 'statement' in the act of wearing that hat.

I doubt that His Execrable Majesty Emperor Barackula has the wit or cultural background to get any of them. If he were actually American, he might get it ... but a Kenyan?

18 posted on 01/22/2013 2:33:23 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYer

I like the hat better than Michelle’s “Boob Belt ‘13”.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 2:33:46 PM PST by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: NYer

There’s a great movie called “A Man For All Seasons” based on this man. A little high brow but great. I think Paul Scofield was in it.


20 posted on 01/22/2013 2:34:17 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NYer
More coined the word "utopia" – a name he gave to the ideal and imaginary island nation, the political system of which he described in Utopia, published in 1516.

Utopia: something like Marxism ?

21 posted on 01/22/2013 2:39:51 PM PST by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: NYer

This actually beats the now famous photo of Cheney at the 2008 inauguration with his hat, black jacket and look of disgust. Love it.


22 posted on 01/22/2013 2:40:39 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yep, too western civ to wrap his jug ears around.


23 posted on 01/22/2013 2:43:19 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: ArrogantBustard

>> “Mr. Justice Scalia (who happens to be Catholic) is protesting against tyranny” <<

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So was Martin Luther; the same tyranny that Yeshua protested in his “letters to the churches.”
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24 posted on 01/22/2013 2:53:48 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: wideawake

For those that are unappreciative of Luther’s great gift to the true church, that would be most difficult to assess I suppose...
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25 posted on 01/22/2013 3:00:47 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: NYer
**Make of it what you will.** A Justice of the Supreme Court with a spine!

 


26 posted on 01/22/2013 3:02:58 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Uri’el-2012
The book does indeed describe a land governed by crazy socialistic principles. And the character whom Thomas Moore uses to speak about Utopia is called Raphael Hythlodaeus.

Hythlodaeus means 'dispenser of nonsense'.

More was writing a satire of empty-headed thought - and of course the self-styled 'utopian socialists' brought it hook, line and sinker.

27 posted on 01/22/2013 3:08:09 PM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Some of the best renaissance rhetorical slap down of all time are Thomas More’s letters on Luther - he pulls no punches.
Highly recommended.


28 posted on 01/22/2013 3:17:06 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: editor-surveyor
Martin Luther adopted a theology designed to allow him to break his vows and have sex with a nun.

Oddly enough Henry VIII also adopted a theology designed to allow him to break his vows and have sex with someone.

Funny how religious inspiration strikes, huh?

Anyway, Thomas More was martyred because he refused to agree with Henry's actions. Which neatly brings us back to what the thread is about.

29 posted on 01/22/2013 3:17:06 PM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: agere_contra

You’d have saved yourself the trouble of posting, had you read the post to which I had responded initially.
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30 posted on 01/22/2013 3:24:06 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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31 posted on 01/22/2013 3:43:01 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Uri’el-2012

Utopia means nowhere in Latin.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 3:43:52 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: reagandemocrat

Scalia just went up another notch in my book.

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Ditto! Love it!


33 posted on 01/22/2013 4:22:51 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: editor-surveyor
So was Martin Luther

So you say ... I say you're dead wrong.

None of which is relevant to Antonin Scalia's protest against 0bammunist Tyranny. Are you with Scalia, or with 0bama? Or do you pretend that you can somehow be neutral?

34 posted on 01/22/2013 4:30:50 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: agere_contra
More was writing a satire of empty-headed thought - and of course the self-styled 'utopian socialists' brought it hook, line and sinker.

Yet another case of "It was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual!!!!" (See also the writings of one George Orwell ...)

35 posted on 01/22/2013 4:33:22 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: agere_contra
Do you want to apologize? I am offended by your remarks. I do not participate in these theological discussions because I want to believe we are all Christians who believe in the Nicene Creed but this remark is over the top.

It would not have been necessary for Martin Luther to change any theology if he wanted to have sex with a man--the Catholic church is infested with homosexuals who not only have sex with other men but they molest little boys as well and they don't bother to change their theology.

If I have misunderstood your remarks, I apologize but if they are as I understand, they are erroneous and destructive.

36 posted on 01/22/2013 4:38:02 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: ArrogantBustard

The error and irrelevence of your reply aside, you could have answered all of your questions by simply following the posts back to the one to which I had replied.


37 posted on 01/22/2013 4:41:50 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
The error and irrelevence of your reply is nonexistent.

simply following the posts back to the one to which I had replied.

Hmmmm .... I have seen that sort of excuse-making before. It's as old as humanity.

38 posted on 01/22/2013 4:48:20 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Zing - - Thwack! (plop)


39 posted on 01/22/2013 4:48:44 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
Fascinating ... you had a wonderful opportunity to police your own, there ... to rebuke someone's reprehensible, erroneous, irrelevant, and unsolicited remarks ...

Instead, you chose to "high-five" that individual.

Your actions reflect badly on you and your belief system.

40 posted on 01/22/2013 4:52:30 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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41 posted on 01/22/2013 4:54:31 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I just said a prayer for you. May you be released from your bigotry.


42 posted on 01/22/2013 4:56:27 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I agree with you, and I’m not Catholic. Some freepers are just rude and obnoxious because it makes them feel superior. I just don’t get it.


43 posted on 01/22/2013 5:00:30 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Bigg Red

My bigotry? Did you read what agere_contra said? You have to be kidding.


44 posted on 01/22/2013 5:02:34 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: DJ MacWoW

That greatest photo ever on FR

Dick Cheney check out Obama


45 posted on 01/22/2013 6:03:24 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That greatest photo ever on FR

Dick Cheney check out Obama


46 posted on 01/22/2013 6:03:43 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That greatest photo ever on FR

Dick Cheney check out Obama


47 posted on 01/22/2013 6:03:53 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: beandog
I don't get it either, and it's not limited to theological/religious discussion. I see the same thing happen on purely political threads. An article is posted about Joe Republican (whoever), and regardless of the topic, in which Joe Republican is often doing or saying something right ... the Geek Chorus shows up to rant about Joe's horridness on some other topic, and high-five each other over their sophomoric insults ...

Then we wonder how 0bama gets re-elected.

We have met the enemy, they is us.

48 posted on 01/22/2013 6:19:56 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: D-fendr

all the Justices wore the same hat?


49 posted on 01/22/2013 6:21:01 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I didn’t see this because I didn’t watch the inauguration.


50 posted on 01/22/2013 6:35:21 PM PST by zot
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