Wyoming State Representative David Miller Introduces “Doomsday Bill”

A totally awesome SHTFblog reader (like you) wrote to me yesterday.

Hello there,

Just this news article and though I would go ahead and forward you the link. At least some of the Big Men have a notion that things may change.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/wyoming-legislator-david-miller-introduces-doomsday-bill-171845595.html

Bright Day!

In case you couldn’t figure it out by reading the blog post title, the domain address of the news article, or the article itself, Representative Miller is – down with the doomsday! That’s “down” as is “yo, I’m down with dat. Down wit da doomsday.”

Let’s hear it for Representative David R Miller, Republican Legislator from Wyoming. He’s a prepper!

State of Wyoming Legislature photo

The Wyoming Tribune writes in this article:

If America’s economic and social problems continue to escalate and spiral out of control, Miller said, Wyoming needs to be ready. So, he’s introduced legislation to 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.

It would even look at the feasibility of quickly providing an alternative currency in Wyoming should the U.S. dollar collapse entirely.

Wyoming’s Department of Homeland Security already has a statewide crisis management plan, but it doesn’t cover what the state should do in the event of an extreme nationwide political or economic collapse.

The task force would include state lawmakers, the director of the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security, the Wyoming attorney general and the Wyoming National Guard’s adjutant general, among others.

Miller said he didn’t anticipate any major crises hitting America anytime soon. But Wyoming, which has a comparatively good economy and sound state finances, needs to make sure it’s protected should any unexpected emergency hit the United States.

Is this bill totally awesome, or is it just awesome? Think it’ll pass?

Maybe I’ll work on a citizen referendum here in Maine. The “Doomsday Referendum.” It’d be a comprehensive doomsday referendum, a prepper public policy dream. It’d include:

  • SHTF prep tax deductions for things like food grade buckets, water barrels, food savers, etc.
  • gun rights language
  • a drive for more community gardens
  • “buy local” initiatives
  • prepper courses in Adult Eduction, “How to Can Food” and such

And …. what else could we get?

– Ranger Man