In recent years we have seen the same story play out time and again.Ã‚Â Same players, different places.Ã‚Â Hi Tek Video, Irvine Valley College, USC and Nguoi Viet Daily News.Ã‚Â In each of these instances, protesters, in the name of anti-communism, have usedÃ‚Â bullying and intimidation tactics in an attempt to further their political agenda.Ã‚Â In their efforts to fight against communism these folks have come to mirror the very thugs they claim to oppose.
Many of those leading the protests have ties to Assemblyman Van Tran.Ã‚Â In fact, some believe that Tran uses these folks to go after those that stand in the way of his political agenda.Ã‚Â Oppose Van Tran, get labeled a “communist”.Ã‚Â So I doubt that we will see the Assemblyman condemn the protests, nor willÃ‚Â we see folks like Westminster Councilman Andy Quach or Garden Grove Councilmember & First District Supervisoral candidate Dina Nguyen condemn them either.
But what about Van Tran’s arch-nemesis Supervisor Janet Nguyen?Ã‚Â When will Janet condemn the thuggery and bullying of these Little Saigon protesters?Ã‚Â When will Janet speak out and take a position on this issue?Ã‚Â This is America and these people want to infringe on the rights to free speech and expression.Ã‚Â I want to know if Janet believes in theÃ‚Â freedom of speech and the freedom of expression.
Register columnist Frank Mickadeit had an excellent piece in today’s edition of the Orange County Register.Ã‚Â Mickadeit discusses the court order issued against the protesters by Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek Hunt, a Vietnam veteran, and the actions of some of these protesters.Ã‚Â Mickadeit calls these protesters “nut jobs” andÃ‚Â he may not be far off with that analysis.Ã‚Â Besides bomb threats, physical assault and continual verbal intimidation, these folks have gone as far as to threatenÃ‚Â to dig up a man’s grave and “kill him all over again”.
I for one am tired of these thuggish protesters and their threats.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â They want their rights respected but don’t want others to be afforded the same rights.Ã‚Â They believe in free speech as long as you agree with them and go along with what they want.Ã‚Â Kinda sounds like the government that they so despise back in Vietnam.Ã‚Â Fighting in the name of “freedom” while infringing on the freedom of others is not freedom, it’s hypocrisy.
Janet Nguyen wants our votes and with that being the case I think it is about time that she make her voice heard on this subject.Ã‚Â It has been reported that she has gone to the protests and offered her support for these bullies and thugs.Ã‚Â Is this true Janet?Ã‚Â Do you support this type of anti-freedom behavior?Ã‚Â Let the voters know where you stand.
Janet, are you for theÃ‚Â freedom for all or are you for theÃ‚Â thuggery of a few?Ã‚Â