If the left can have “sanctuary cities,” the right is also going to start taking matters into its own hands.
According to Fox News:
A city council in California overwhelmingly voted to declare the city a “Constitutional Republic City” to protect its citizens’ rights in light of federal and state mandates.
“What we are doing is protecting our citizens’ rights as much as we can on the local level,” Oroville Vice Mayor Scott Thompson told Fox News Digital.
“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,” he added. “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.”
Thompson requested the measure, which was passed 6-1 by the city council on Nov. 2. The resolution is intended to allow the city to opt out of enforcing “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.”
It is not tied to one specific mandate, such as President Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses, with Thompson telling ABC 7 that it’s in response to “the large amount of mandates that are affecting every aspect of our lives and our kids’ lives.”