August 9, 2006
He Who Draws First (1 Letter)
To the Editor:Re “Critics Say Politics Is Driving Hearings on Immigration” (news article, Aug. 7):
Critics may rightly point out that the hearings on immigration policy scheduled to be held around the country are really politically motivated by Republicans to win elections in closely contested districts in November.
Instead of wringing their hands over this, Democrats should be out front holding hearings that define the arguments in a way to promote their cause.
In the Old West, he who drew first and aimed well won.
In politics, those who first define the opposition will live.
Those who come later and aim poorly will be destroyed.
Sadly, the Democrats have yet to show they can be quick on the draw.
Emery Roth II
Washington Depot, Conn.
Aug. 7, 2006