CHEYENNE — State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.
House Bill 85 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.
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.
What Wyoming would need an aircraft carrier for is beyond my understanding, but I suspect the aircraft carrier clause was added into the bill by the minority opposition to make the bill look frivolous.
Frivolous or not, it is quite sobering that a State - any State - is initiating this sort of action. To me, it raises the level of alarm we should all feel over the direction this federal government is taking us.