The Associated PressAssociated Press
Posted: 12/14/2012 11:17:40 AM PST
December 14, 2012 7:19 PM GMTUpdated: 12/14/2012 11:17:40 AM PST
WESTMINSTER, —The home to a huge Little Saigon community has renewed its opposition to visits from communist Vietnam officials.
The resolution unanimously approved Wednesday night by the Westminster City Council says the officials from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam are not welcome.
The resolution says visits by officials of communist Vietnam provoke the city’s large Vietnamese-American population and create a financial burden on the responsible for Police Department monitoring protests.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GARDEN GROVE AGAINST THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST POLITBURO’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 36
WHEREAS the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is an undemocratic, one-party system of government with dictatorial powers centralized in the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP). The same VCP’s Politburo is currently the judicial, legislative, and executive arms of the VCP that created, coordinated, and implemented VCP’s Politburo Executive Order 36 plan of dissemination since 2004.
WHEREAS the VCP’s Politburo Executive Order 36 has wrongfully and maliciously assumes that all overseas Vietnamese are an inseparable part of Vietnam, ripe for exploitative purposes in areas of material and human resources in fields of economics, industry, arts, science, culture, and education.
WHEREAS the VCP’s Politburo Executive Order 36 calls for direct confrontations and active conflicts against any and all overseas entities that goes against its intentions and interests.
WHEREAS the VCP’s Politburo Executive Order 36 calls for the rallying of worldwide intellectuals, business leaders, youths and students back to Vietnam to serve the purpose of forceful unification of worldwide Vietnamese with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
WHEREAS the majority of Vietnamese Americans, including those residing in the City of Garden Grove, home to the largest Vietnamese community in the world outside of Vietnam, are refugees as a result of communist persecution by the same Vietnamese communist government that continues to commit human rights violations, religious oppression, and persecution of ethnic minorities.
WHEREAS Vietnamese Americans are an inseparable part of the United States of America, with a unique heritage and identity, irreconcilable with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and that the majority of our populace rigorously rejects the cultivation and colonizing efforts of Vietnam as a foreign power preying upon our communities.
WHEREAS the implementing of the VCP’s Politburo Order 36, particularly its directive to fight all those who do not conform to their intentions and interests has resulted in the disruption of our domestic tranquility, threatened the security and livelihood of our communities, and diverted our resources to Vietnam when they should be utilized for community-building in America.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Garden Grove on this day, formally passes this Resolution against VCP’s Politburo Executive Order 36 to raise the awareness of all Americans and all Overseas Vietnamese to the harmful effects of VCP Executive Order 36 and to condemn all covert and overt activities by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam aimed at dividing and exploiting our communities.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Garden Grove encourages other City and County Officials and State Legislators to pass legislation against the VCP’s Politburo Executive Order 36 and alert our law enforcement offices to be vigilant of the destructive effects of VCP’s Politburo Executive Order 36 upon our communities.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 22nd Day of April of 2008.