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 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.I found this over at Althouse. I can already imagine the anti-survivalist East Coast based media getting ready to blast the Wyoming legislature as somehow backwards and anti-American (as they know it). I like Ann's comments:
Frankly, I think all the states should have made plans like this a long time ago. Given the possibility of nuclear war, a large asteroid, or — Wyoming, I'm looking at you — the eruption of the Yellowstone caldera, the states ought to be ready to operate independently. I recommend, as part of the plan, ultimate reunion of the states — those that survive with intact state government — under the U.S. Constitution.In the long run, a tremendous catastrophe of some sort is inevitable in the United States. There's nothing wrong with planning for the future.