No, not their state’s collapse. Wyoming is worried about the collapse of the federal government.
Lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would compel the state to prepare for a complete collapse of the federal government. This includes laying plans for an alternate currency, a standing army raised via a military draft, and even an aircraft carrier.
The Wyoming Star-Tribune is reporting:
“House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government,”
Compared to the rest of the country, Wyoming’s public finances are in good condition. That is precisely why lawmakers want to protect the state against contagion from other areas that could develop in the aftermath of a massive financial collapse.
The bill before the state legislature lays the groundwork for how the state would respond in the event of a sudden devaluation of the dollar or “a situation in which the federal government has no effective power or authority over the people of the United States”.
“I don’t think there’s anyone in this room today what would come up here and say that this country is in good shape, that the world is stable and in good shape — because that is clearly not the case,” state Representative Lorraine Quarberg said. “To put your head in the sand and think that nothing bad’s going to happen, and that we have no obligation to the citizens of the state of Wyoming to at least have the discussion, is not healthy.”
While authorities at both the state and federal level are making preparations for social dislocation, with FEMA recently ordering $1 billion dollars worth of dehydrated food, a total of 420 million meals, Americans who buy food supplies in bulk are being characterized as potential terrorists by the FBI.
Continuity of government plans implemented at the federal level are so sensitive that when the plan was last updated in 2007, Congressman Peter DeFazio was barred from seeing the details despite being a sitting member of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Peter DeFazio (D – OR) was asked by his constituents to see what was contained within the classified portion of the White House’s plan for operating the government after a catastrophic terrorist attack, but was denied access, leading him to comment, “Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right.”
A USA Today article published yesterday quoted three separate financial experts who all concur that the worst of the financial turmoil is yet to come. Even trends forecaster Gerald Celente is warning of an “economic 9/11” that will provoke mass civil unrest fueled by anti-government sentiment.