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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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