State representatives in Wyoming have advanced a “doomsday” bill that when passed will launch a study into what the state should do in the event of an economic collapse, martial law style scenario.
Wyoming House Bill 85 is essentially a state continuity of government plan that would study the impacts of the collapse of the dollar and the states ability to quickly set up an alternative currency.
The study would also look at a scenario where the federal government has no control over its people as well as the dangers of a Constitutional crisis happening in America and its impact on the state.
2012 STATE OF WYOMING 12LSO-0044
(i) Potential effects of the rapid decline of the United States dollar and the ability to quickly provide an alternative currency;
(ii) Potential effects of a situation in which the federal government has no effective power or authority over the people of the United States;
(iii) Potential effects of a constitutional crisis;
(iv) Coordination between the governor’s office, Wyoming national guard and any federal military in Wyoming; (v) Potential effects of a disruption in food distribution; (vi) Potential effects of a disruption in energy distribution.
An article in the Star-Tribune covered the bill but was quick to stress that it had no relation to any actual upcoming problems in the United Sates:
The task force would look at the feasibility of Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.
The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. David Miller, R-Riverton, has said he doesn’t anticipate any major crises hitting America anytime soon. But with the national debt exceeding $15 trillion and protest movements growing around the country, Miller said Wyoming — which has a comparatively good economy and sound state finances — needs to make sure it’s protected should any unexpected emergency hit the U.S.
Several House members spoke in favor of the legislation, saying there was no harm in preparing for the worst.
Considering the fact that the military and the Department of Homeland Security both already have extensive plans in the event of a martial law situation, (which involve rounding up American citizens and putting them in FEMA Camps) Wyoming is only taking a logical step in following their lead yet one can only hope their plans are much less totalitarian in nature.
You can read the full text of the bill here.
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