RALEIGH – A mayoral race for a large and growing urban center like the City of Oaks is bound to feature a more liberal streak across the field. Yet, this is still North Carolina, and Raleigh isn’t exactly San Francisco (yet). One might wonder if that transition is accelerating after listening to the latest debate among mayoral candidates.
One candidate in particular, Zainab Baloch, is making certain that the Far Left and Social Justice Warriors are represented in this race with promises to keep ‘outside forces’ like ICE out of the city and exhibiting nonsensical climate change hysteria.
From the North State Journal:
“[…] Baloch, who frequently brought the conversation to bigger picture topics like racism, immigration and federal leadership, also focused on the housing issue. “How the city can address all the different issues of affordable housing, transportation, density, etc. is through addressing the climate crisis.” […]
Baloch, who has ties to social justice activist organizations, said one of her main goals was to keep residents “safe from people like ICE.”
NSJ was able to connect with Baloch, Baldwin and Francis after the debate, and this was one issue they all agreed on — Cooper was right to veto the recent bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly requiring sheriffs to work with ICE.
“We shouldn’t allow our residents to be targeted by outside forces,” Baloch said. “… especially since most of these people taken to these detention centers are people who are just stopped without an ID or stopped because they were speeding.” […]”
While Baloch is clearly in the lead for ‘most woke,’ more telling is how the other candidates more or less agree with her in the end. These are candidates running to lead the second largest city in the state, the seat of state government, and they’re actively campaigning against law and order. Federal law enforcement authorities are regarded as “outside forces” while illegal alien criminals who are ultimately unaccountable to the law are cast as victims.
There is certainly difference in the quality of these candidates, but Raleigh better be discerning lest they end up with a Sanctuary Mayor that plows the city into expensive ‘Green’ boondoggles to combat climate change.
Read more about the candidates and the debate at North State Journal.