Saint Thomas More: The Silent Saint. “Qui tacet consentire.” 

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“Qui tacet consentire.” 

Silence Gives Consent.

Motto of Saint Thomas More, The Silent Saint

Saint Thomas More, a man for all seasons, left us a lesson to which we ought always, daily, attend.
Thomas More gave his hearth, title, prestige, family, money and ultimately his head under the ax for his obdurate refusal to give the wrong answer to the only question in life that matters:
 “How does a man remain good in a world of, equally obdurate, thoroughgoing, evil?”
I remember seeing both the play at New York and the film adaptation of A Man for All Seasons when it was the film was released in 1966, but I must say that when I watched the film once again the other night, I was far more impressed By Paul Scofield, the protagonist, Saint Thomas More, than I had been in 1966.
Age perhaps, we hope, leads to clearer understanding.
Thomas was a good man, indeed, a saintly man, in an evil, grasping world under the rule of King Henry VIII. 
Ultimately, Saint Thomas More’s earthly sin was that he displeased his KING
Thomas More and the Politics of Conscience - Crisis Magazine
The King, as we know, was married to his brother’s widow, Catalina of Aragon, who could not produce Henry a healthy baby son and heir.
Henry sought first dispensation to marry his dead brother’s widow, although why such a dispensation would have been necessary given that Catalina of Aragon was a widow has always been beyond me.
Henry likewise sought from The Holy Pope additional dispensation to divorce Catalina of Aragon as she refused to produce for him a healthy male heir.
Ultimately rejected that second dispensation by The Holy Pope, Henry declared Himself the new head of the new Church of England, which initially incorporated all of the laws, rules and regulations of the Holy Roman Church save this:
Henry would now be the de jure English Pope.
These actions, most particularly so the third, as can be easily understood, caused a bit of a stir in a then staunchly Catholic England.
Henry demanded that all the nobility, priests and others of rank, swear an oath of fealty to his three edicts.
Henry most particularly sought this oath from Thomas More, a longtime friend, adviser, lawyer and what today would be called the “Brain Trust” of his Kingdom.
Thomas, a staunch and faithful Catholic, made no response. 
He did not refuse Henry, he merely remained silent.
Comes now the rub my dears:
Henry was not to be trifled with and became more insistent and boisterous as time went on that Thomas swear, before him~~to give his verbal ascent to his King’s demands.
Thomas remained SILENT.
In response to fervent pleadings of his wife and daughter, Thomas, a brilliant lawyer said this:
Paul Scofield and Susannah York in A Man for All Seasons (1966)
“My silence is my protection.”
In fury, Henry had stripped Thomas of all the trappings of grand power to induce his withheld oath.
Thomas remained silent.
"A Man for All Seasons" Susannah York 1966 Columbia Pictures
In frenzy, Henry sent Thomas to the Tower of London and, when Thomas still would not relent and yet remained silent, Thomas was charged with High treason.
Comes now, dears, the trial of Thomas and his, predictable end on the scaffold.
At his High Treason trial, Thomas, a brilliant lawyer, employed this logic:
If he never says anything against the King, people will assume he’s a fully supportive subject.
During his trial, More argues that “Silence is not denial.”
When Cromwell, the simian prosecutor for the Crown, insists that his silence has “betokened” or indicated some opinion.
More responds that his silence should have indicated consent, if anything.
He uses the Latin legal phrase “qui tacet consentire,” or “silence gives consent.”
Legal jousting aside, Thomas of course knew he was a condemned man.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
A Man for All Seasons' is a Movie for Our Time | Christianity Today
Today, we call St Thomas More: The Man for all Seasons:
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Thomas truly was such a man:
A man for all seasons. a man who is ready to cope with any contingency and whose behaviour is always appropriate to every occasion.
Robert Whittington applied this description to the English statesman and scholar Sir Thomas More ( 1478–1535 ), and it was used by Robert Bolt as the title of his 1960 play about More from whence the movie of the same name released in 1966 derives and which I watched, avidly, late the other night.
The end finally came for Thomas,  as in due course, it comes for all of us.
The Execution of Sir Thomas More - The Tudor Enthusiast
The Distinction is this:
Saint Thomas lived and died The Silent Saint.
Episode 2.05 - The Tudors Wiki
Loyal both to his God and his King.
Qui tacet consentire.
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AMEN
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I wear the chain I forged in life.
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 At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.

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      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
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      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

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      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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      ~~La crema y nata~~

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      ~~Artista de la conquista

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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man.

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      • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
          • ~~
          • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
          • ~~
          • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

          ~~

          The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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          CIRE PERDUE~

          ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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          ~~La crema y nata~~

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          ~~Artista de la conquista

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          In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man.
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          Finis Origine Pendet…
          The escape commences…
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          September, 1957
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          Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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          My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
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          Non Sibi
          The declaration that:
          “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
          “I am here to rule mankind.”
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          The escape continues…
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          September, 1966
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          The Cathedral Latin School
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           Finis Origine Pendet
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          Κύριε ἐλέησον
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          Rejoice and Glad!!

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          Amen~~

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          The escape concludes…

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          Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
          Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd
          The Mother of All Mankind"
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          How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave? 

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