Tuesday, February 28, 2012

And If You Still Can't Believe America is Crazy

Consider this bill now working its way through the Wyoming legislature.

On Friday, the Wyoming House of Representatives advanced a bill to set up a task force to prepare for the total economic and political collapse of the United States. Per the bill, the panel would investigate things like food storage options and metals-based currencies, to be implemented in the event of a major catastrophe.

Then it goes three steps further. An amendment by GOP state rep. Kermit Brown*, calls on the task force to examine "Conditions under which the state of Wyoming should implement a draft, raise a standing army, marine corps, navy and air force and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier." As Miller explained to the Casper Star-Tribune, "Things happen quickly sometimes."

I wonder if Kermit has figured out how quickly Wyoming could become a coastal state, the sort of place that could, arguably, use an aircraft carrier.   It seems like Idaho and Oregon might stand in its way.

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