City In California Labels Itself Sanctuary City From Federal Overreach

A city out in California has officially declared itself a sanctuary city from any government overreach.

Located in northern California, the city of Oroville is located roughly 70 miles north of Sacramento, earlier this month city officials have declared itself a “Constitutional Republic City” as a way to shield residents from any perceived state or federal overreach.

The city council out in Oroville put forth a vote that resulted in 6-1 in favor of a resolution to make the declaration back on Nov. 2. The only person to vote “no” on the measure was Councilmember Krysi Riggs.

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“What we are doing is protecting our citizens’ rights as much as we can on the local level,” claimed Scott Thomson, the current Vice Mayor of Oroville, who was the instigator in setting up the resolution.

“In a way, we are acting as a sanctuary city for our citizens and their rights and freedoms protected by the U.S. and state constitutions,” claimed Thomson. “Gavin Newsom modeled this type of declaration for us when he declared San Francisco a sanctuary city for what he believed to be overreach by the federal government against his citizens.”

“It’s just basically drawing the line,” stated Thomson. “It’s not necessarily against one specific mandate, we’re not talking about one mandate that’s been pushing on us recently it’s a barrage of mandates.”

The newly instated resolution states that the city will not enforce “any executive orders issued by the state of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights.”

The whole ordeal crops up in the wake of attempts from Old Uncle Joe and Governor Gavin Newsom to try and enforce their pandemic measures such as mask and vaccine mandates. This past month, Newsom put forth an announcement for a vaccine mandate for schools. As reported by The Los Angeles Times: “The mandate would take effect for grades 7 through 12 the semester following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the vaccine for children ages 12 and over, according to the governor’s office. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade would be phased in after the vaccine is formally approved for younger children.”

“The state already requires that students are vaccinated against viruses that cause measles, mumps, and rubella – there’s no reason why we wouldn’t do the same for COVID-19,” stated Newsom when he put forth the announcements for his requirement.

Back in September, Biden issues an announcement that any companies that employ more than 100 people, which speaks for almost 84 million workers, must require their employees to be fully vaccinated by the 4th of January or submit themselves to testing and show a negative covid test on a weekly basis.

One other council member issued her concerns about the possibility of the city having its federal funding descended over its defiance of all federal mandates.

“Will Oroville be able to stand alone and sustain itself?” questioned the Councilmember in question, Janet Goodson, making note that the city has received roughly $4.8 million in the form of COVID relief funds over the duration of the pandemic.

This was countered by statements issued by Scott Huber, the city attorney, that stated that the “Constitutional Republic City” could be changed at any time which makes it non-threatening to any federal funding.

“I am quite certain that this would not result in any loss of funding for the city. In the event that it could in the future you could revise this and do what you will but this is not going to put it jeopardy any state or federal funding,” stated Huber in an interview with KRCR-TV.

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