RALEIGH – So much for the Left being tolerant and open-minded. During a Raleigh City Council meeting that featured multiple comments by pro-Life citizens, council member Stef Mendell literally turned away as to not listen to comments from those against abortion. Eventually she got up and walked out entirely, claiming she — the public servant — doesn’t have to listen to what she doesn’t want to.
Apparently, speaking up for the right to life is too much for many in Raleigh to bear, as the meeting went haywire in response to the pleas for the lives of children in the womb. It all goes to show just how hypocritical the Left is when it comes to public discourse.
Brian Balfour of Carolina Journal very insightfully points out the irony of Mendell, specifically, acting so childishly obstinate considering the context of her campaign website profile.
From Carolina Journal:
“When asked about the incident after the meeting, Mendell said “It is a free country and everyone has the right to speak and say what they want to say. But by the same token I have the right to not listen to what I don’t want to.” (emphasis added)
Ironically, her profile page includes this boast: “She ran on a platform promoting neighborhood vitality and citizen engagement. Stef welcomes progress, innovation, and growth, but believes that healthy growth results only after good-faith consideration of all points of view” (emphasis added)”
Turning one’s back on a speaker is definitely not a ‘good-faith consideration’ of that speaker’s point of view. Not to mention the action is completely unbecoming of a public servant serving on a city council.
That’s not to say the behavior is all that surprising given the Left’s natural lurch to an increasingly intolerant movement unaccepting of any challenge of the Democrat’s current dogma.