Oroville, CA– Orville city council members voted 6-1 to declare itself a constitutional republic in order to combat the ‘barrage’ of Covid restrictions. They believe this measure will resist state and federal orders they deem ‘government overreach.’
Council members believe their stance will affirm the city’s values in the face of Governor Gavin Newsom.
Vice Mayor Scott Thomson said the governor is going “on a rampage” because of his “increasingly intrusive” mandates. Furthermore, his actions are “just basically drawing the line” against the mandates that are stripping residents’ ‘inalienable rights.’