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Why is Justice Scalia Wearing Sir Thomas More’s Hat?
The Acton Institute ^ | January 22, 2013 | Joe Carter

Posted on 01/22/2013 8:19:47 AM PST by SumProVita

At most inaugural events the sartorial buzz is about what designer dress the First Lady is wearing. But yesterday everyone was more interested in a Supreme Court Justice’s hat. Many people were left wondering: Why is Antonin Scalia wearing a renaissance era painter’s hat?

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.acton.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; bhoinauguration; catholics; protest; scalia; scotus; thomasmore
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Personally, I concur with the idea mentioned in the article....that it was a form of protest regarding the evil tearing down of our Constitution by this administration.
1 posted on 01/22/2013 8:19:51 AM PST by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

I pray for Scalia often. He’s the only common-sense Conservative on the bench anymore.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 8:35:10 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SumProVita

“Truth to Power.”


3 posted on 01/22/2013 8:40:30 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: SumProVita

Gotta love Scalia.

Sure looks like a message, to all those who have eyes to see.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 8:41:02 AM PST by Claud
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To: SumProVita

Well how about that! Props to Justice Scalia.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 8:42:22 AM PST by exPBRrat
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To: rarestia

Scalia quite frankly ,frightens me as often as he delights me with his constitutional positions. I don’t trust anyone whose avowed mistress is his ego. It is not just liberals that have their elitists.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:18 AM PST by Cyman
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To: SAMWolf

Ping


7 posted on 01/22/2013 8:45:03 AM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: SumProVita


8 posted on 01/22/2013 8:45:30 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Cyman

We’ll never have another truly conservative court. The Warren court pretty much solidified SCOTUS as a political arm. Jurists are no longer impartial.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 8:45:54 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SumProVita; Salamander

No question it was a protest...the hat was given him by a Thomas More society

and I’m not even Catholic to know that

I named my last Rott Beckett

and plan to name my one soon coming the same


10 posted on 01/22/2013 8:47:48 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: SumProVita

There are three branches of government: Executive, Judicial and Legislative.

If the Executive is tearing down our Constitution, why are the two other branches quiet and not doing something about it?

There seems to be a dictatorship by consent.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 8:51:49 AM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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renaissance era painter’s hat

?? Renaissance era HUMANIST, not painter. "Sir Thomas More (/ˈmɔr/; 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), known to Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935,[1][2] 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.[3] He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935 as one of the early martyrs of the schism that separated the English Church from Catholicism in the 16th century. In 2000, Pope John Paul II declared him Patron of Catholic Statesmen and Politicians."

12 posted on 01/22/2013 8:54:27 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: SumProVita

More was charged with Misprision of Treason after refusing to state an oath after the Act of Succession proclaiming King Henry VII and Anne Boelyn as legitimate heirs to the throne. It contained a clause repudiating any foreign authority, prince or potentate.


13 posted on 01/22/2013 9:00:07 AM PST by SvenMagnussen (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY)
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To: SumProVita

Scalia: "Hmmph. I'll bet the dumba** doesn't even know who Sir Thomas More is."

14 posted on 01/22/2013 9:09:03 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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He was lucky to get the sentenced commuted to beheading. Originally he was to be drawn and quartered.

Video of More's death from The Tutors.

If accurate he met his end bravely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP-DYiJfw6g

15 posted on 01/22/2013 9:09:39 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP-DYiJfw6g


16 posted on 01/22/2013 9:10:35 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: SumProVita

That would make Obama Henry VIII.

Only instead of seven wives, he probably has seven boyfriends behind the scenes in the White House.

And instead of standing for divorce, he stands for gay marriage, as he explained in his inaugural address.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 9:12:12 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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...contained a clause repudiating any foreign authority, prince or potentate.

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In Henry’s case....that must have included the Prince of Peace... God Himself and HIS authority.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 9:17:26 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: knittnmom

Yep....St. Thomas Moore paid the ultimate price in giving his life for FREEDOM of CONSCIENCE. He is certainly a model for today!


19 posted on 01/22/2013 9:21:18 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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Only God could judge King Henry VIII on his Judgement Day and no other. The Act of Succession was a declaration by the Monarchy of independence from the Pope and the Catholic Church because the Catholic Church refuse to recognize Anne Boelyn as the legimate wife of Henry.


20 posted on 01/22/2013 9:30:13 AM PST by SvenMagnussen (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY)
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