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Wyoming Introduces ‘Doomsday Bill’ To Prepare For Collapse of Federal Government

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Lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would compel the state to prepare for a complete collapse of the federal government, laying plans for an alternate currency, a standing army raised via a military draft, and an aircraft carrier.

“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,” reports the Wyoming Star-Tribune.

Compared to the rest of the country, Wyoming’s public finances are in a relatively good condition, a fact that has spurred lawmakers to protect the state against contagion from other areas that could develop in the aftermath of a massive financial collapse.

The bill (PDF) 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 Rep. Lorraine Quarberg, R-Thermopolis, 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.”

The bill has to pass two more House votes before it can be considered by the Senate. If passed, the task force would have until December 1, 2012 to submit a report to the governor detailing the continuity of government plan.

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.”

Five years later, the biggest threat posed to America’s survival in its current form of government stems not from terrorists but from the country’s huge unsustainable national debt and the possibility of another economic collapse.

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, with trend forecaster Gerald Celente warning of an “economic 9/11″ that will provoke mass civil unrest fueled by anti-government sentiment.


11 Comments on "Wyoming Introduces ‘Doomsday Bill’ To Prepare For Collapse of Federal Government"

  1. DC on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 12:17 am 

    WTH, an aircraft carrier? Yes, an ACC will be vital to protecting Wyomings ahhh mmmm, extensive shorelines from…from…Ok I give up. Amerikans are not generally regarded as worlds sharpest knives, and stories like this are not helping. Maybe they meant to say…air force? Still, funniest thing Ive read lately. 🙂

  2. rangerone314 on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 12:36 am 

    Maybe Wyoming is expecting massive global warming so the ocean rise will make them coastal… but I didn’t think red states believed in global warming.

  3. MrEnergyCzar on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 1:19 am 

    The state should just buy tons of junk silver and gold. They probably said aircraft carrier so they can sell it fast if need be maybe…


  4. vaseline2008 on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 2:19 am 

    I got some beachfront property for sale in Wyoming 😛

  5. BillT on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 2:45 am 

    Most of the preparations make sense, but even my imagination cannot see how they would need a navy several hundred miles from the Pacific. Delusions of a Wyoming Empire?

  6. Keith_McClary on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 3:32 am 

    They’ve scrapped the carrier:

  7. cusano on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 3:33 am 

    I’ve been to doesn’t have the ability to be self sufficient. Maybe the aircraft carrier will be needed to transport all of it’s citizens to never land. Opps, sorry, that would require lots of oil.

  8. BillT on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 5:24 am 

    cusano, maybe by your standards of ‘self sufficiency’ but not necessarily their standard of ‘self sufficiency’. After all, just what are your real ‘Needs”? I’m not talking about your wants or what you perceive you need, but your REAL needs. Food, water, shelter, and clothing are the only things you “need”. I think all of those could be found in Wyoming. Have you ever been there? I have. You don’t ‘need’ 99.99% of the stuff you surround yourself with. That is America’s problem…too much ‘stuff’.

  9. Arthur on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 12:03 pm 

    The story about the carrier obviously is a joke. In an age of MACH10 missiles navies are a joke anyway, even for territories that border to one of the Seven Seas. More significant are the thinly veiled preparations of Wyoming to secede from the union. This will be the pattern for the coming collapse and subsequent balkanization of the USA, comparable to the collapse and disintegration of the USSR in 1991. I expect the seceding majority European northern states to reconfederate on the basis of the Constitution, non-intervention and libertarian principles. The South-West will be merged with Mexico. Pat Buchanan is right, the USA are not going to survive 2025. In the slowly disintegrating western world there are now two entities with high levels of civil unrest: Greece and the USA (OWS). The US are protected against bankruptcy for a while because the $ enjoys world currency status. But everywhere in the world states are working to eliminate their $ dependency and once that has been achieved the USA will face free fall. That is what Wyoming is preparing for. It is the best way to escape $ armageddon, when all these trillions of $ will come home, where they can’t be refused as legal tender. That’s the moment when states like Wyoming will kiss Washington and the $ goodbye and start all over again. It is unlikely that a Chinese army will come to Wyoming to collect their 3 trillion of debt and Wyoming knows it. Wyoming might not acquire a carrier, she still has a large number of minuteman’s.

  10. Arthur on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 12:14 pm 

    @BillT – glad you say it yourself! In your position as (I assume) European American I would chose Wyoming any time over the Philipines. Have a look at the findings of the German army peak oil study group with predictions of global food security distribution…

    … it turns out that the Philipines are a desaster area. The place to be to survice is North-America or Europe. The best place to lead a Thoreau/Walden sort of life.

  11. BillT on Tue, 28th Feb 2012 3:54 pm 

    Arthur, I think the Philippines is better positioned to survive what is coming than the US of A. There may be more people here, but most of them already are self sufficient and don’t need retraining to live without government. Americans don’t know who to live without all the energy devices they use every day.

    Here, electric is still a luxury for most. Cars are for the 1% who are wealthy. No chance of freezing to death
    and once you get out of Manila, most do not notice peak oil. Most of the people who do live in the cities have homes in the country to go to if it gets bad, OWNED homes, not loaned homes. However, with geothermal, hydro-electric, wind, solar, oil and natural gas resources, I don’t think it will collapse in the next few decades here.

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