As he likes it.
Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, has published another missive on Mirror of Justice, in which he, holder of a Harvard JD, a Harvard Divinity MTS, and an Oxford DPhil, writes, ”some of our friends at Commonweal seem to have figured out that I mean to express contempt for the claim made by signers of ‘On All of Our Shoulders.’” He continues:
If those responsible for the statement want serious intellectual engagement from those of us who do not share their views, they can put out a serious statement, free of tendentious claims and characterizations and laughable pretensions to non-partisanship. There are people among the signers of “On All of Our Shoulders” who are capable of writing such a statement. Let them do it. Then we’ll have a serious discussion, if they like.
It was late when George, adviser to the campaign of Mitt Romney, posted, so perhaps he confused his friends at Commonweal with his friends at America, where Vincent Miller, one of the authors of “On All of Our Shoulders,” yesterday posted a series of substantive questions for George. Yet, given George’s ground rules, it seems unlikely that Miller will receive an answer. Unless he’s prepared to sign a statement parroting the Romney campaign’s Catholic talking points, as did George in his critique of “On All of Our Shoulders.” Interesting ground rules for discussion.
Robert P. George, “We’re Only Concerned for the Integrity of the Teachings of the Catholic Church,” Mirror of Justice.
Robert P. George, “Exposed!” Mirror of Justice.
Robert P. George, “The Catholic Left’s Unfair Attack on Paul Ryan,” First Things.
Vincent Miller, “Unfair to Ryan? Questions for Robert George,” In All Things.
Grant Gallicho, “Tendentious Tendencies,” dotCommonweal.
“On All of Our Shoulders,” 150-plus Catholic scholars and ministers.
“Catholics for Romney Coalition,” Romney for President, Inc.
Mitt Romney, “On the Issues for Catholics,” Romney for President, Inc. [.pdf]