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Justice Scalia wears replica of St. Thomas More's hat to inauguration...

Discussion in 'OBOB General Politics Forum' started by Michie, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Michie

    Michie Manipulation Resistance Team Supporter CF Ambassador

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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.


    Justice Scalia wears replica of St. Thomas More's hat to inauguration...
     
  2. Cosmic Charlie

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    He's what I make of it:

    A Supreme Court justice is so corrupt he is actually espousing a politically view openly in public.

    So much for the impartiality of the judiciary.

    St. Thomas More would be appalled.
     
  3. AMDG

    AMDG Tenderized for Christ

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    Snipped to portion being answered. Longer post above.

    Nah! Don't think so. St. Thomas More would not back down from his beliefs even when it meant death. Perhaps Obama needs that reminder that there are some who are not able to be bullied. Afterall, Obama had taken the opportunity at a State of the Union address to personally go after the co-equal Judicial Branch. He told some untruths about them all the while knowing that they could not even defend themselves.
     
  4. Cosmic Charlie

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    If you remember your history Thomas More resigned his post.

    Perhaps Justice Scalia needs that reminder that if you're going to hold to your personal beliefs you don't get to keep your cushy government job.

    Especially if you're sworn to be impartial.
     
  5. eastcoast_bsc

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    Corrupt, can you lay out the charges against Justice Scalia ?
     
  6. EDB

    EDB Still crazy after all these years ! Supporter

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    Only if you subject all those holding cushy government jobs to the same standards!
     
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    I just thought it was an old style academic regalia hat. I see a few at graduation every year, the cool clothes are part of the perks of academic life.
     
  8. Cosmic Charlie

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    Actually I do.

    I have advocated from years that county clerks who feel that issuing marriage certificates to same sex couples is something they cannot do because of their religious beliefs should quit.

    If you can't uphold the laws that your suppose to uphold it's time to find another job.
     
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    St. Thomas upheld the right of Parliment to define civil marriage, give the King a divorce and declare Mary Tudor a bastard under law.

    Because of his reasonableness, his opposition to the King spliting the English Church from Rome was more threatening to the King than the radical Catholics. Hence the maryterdom of this saint who said yes the State could redefine marriage.
     
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    Maybe all those clerks back in the 50's should have quit when Blacks and whites could not be issued a marriage certificate.

    Blacks who dared drink off a white water fountain and/or dare to sit at a lunch counter or take a seat at the front of the bus.

    I think your argument crumbles Charlie. St. Augustine and Martin Luter King Jr, said:
    Just food for thought.
     
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    If a Catholic clerk is morally obligated not to notorize a civilly permitted marriage certificate to a same sex couple, then the same clerk committs a sin when he notorizes one for a divorced and re-married person.
     
  12. Fantine

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    I didn't notice the hat, but he certainly had a face that could stop a clock--contorted and hateful grimacing during the Inaugural speech.

    Give that justice some Botox when he's off for summer vacation, and spare us the theatrics.

    Justice Scalia makes no efforts at impartiality--after the Tea Party Republicans were elected in 2010, he went to address their caucus (of course, given the numerous deficiencies in their knowledge, it could have been necessary).

    Justice Alito was also seen vigorously shaking his head and mouthing protests at one of the President's comments.

    Partisan judges--if you can't control your emotions, stay home from the State of the Union Address, please.
     
  13. AvilaSurfer

    AvilaSurfer Leave the Gun. Take the Cannoli.

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    Kind of like Michelle at the lunch.
     
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    Fantine Dona Quixote

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    An eye roll is one thing--our ideological Justice Scalia's expression was so exaggerated he could have been accused of learning mime from the ever-silent ideological Justice Thomas.
     
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    This should have quit if they were morally offended by the law.

    Blacks actually got Jim Crow changed by pointing out the moral offensiveness of Separate but Equal.
     
  16. Michie

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    he looks like martin luther.
     
  18. Michie

    Michie Manipulation Resistance Team Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Constipated?
     
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    I think I could make my hat look like that if I fluffed it up a bit, or piled some hair up under it. Might have to try that for the next graduation.
     
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