HOUSE BILL NO. HB0085 was submitted in Wyoming this past week and has caused quite a stir. Basically the bill requests a study to be done by the state to determine what the state must do in case of the collapse of the Federal Government.
The bill starts off by stating the bills purpose:
AN ACT relating to governmental studies; providing for a
task force to study governmental continuity in case of a
disruption in federal government operations; providing for
a report; providing appropriations; and providing for an
The bill goes on to state some objectives for the task force which would be created:
The task force shall study potential impacts on
Wyoming of, and preparation of the government and the
people of Wyoming for, a potential disruption of the United
States federal government including, but not limited to:
(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
(iv) Coordination between the governor’s office,
Wyoming national guard and any federal military in Wyoming;
(v) Potential effects of a disruption in food
(vi) Potential effects of a disruption in energy
Referred to as the “Doomday Bill” , I prefer to look at the bill as a logical effort to take care of the people of Wyoming. Regardless of what you call it I think the fact that a bill in a state has been put fourth due to the concern that the Federal Government might fall says volumes about how serious our economic troubles have become.
To read the bill yourself – click HERE to download it.
Somebody is waking up.