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City Of Oroville Declares Itself A Constitutional Republic

The City of Oroville is taking matters into its own hands...and has declares itself a Constitutional Republic.

In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches and the will of the majority of the population is modified by protections for individual rights so that no individual or group has absolute power. The resolution will not impact any school mandates, with Councilmember Art Hartley saying, "basically all we're doing is making a political has absolutely no teeth." Vice Mayor Scott Thomson, who requested the resolution, says it does not mean they are against laws. "It’s just basically drawing the line. 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."

Councilmembers liken the ordinance to when cities pass resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary cities.

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