Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Wyoming State Government Preppers

February 28, 2012 by  

Wyoming State Government Preppers

State legislators in Wyoming, like American preppers, have decided to prepare for economic and political collapse of the United States because of the Nation’s soaring national debt and Americans’ growing dissatisfaction with the Federal government.

A House bill recently passed in the State (HB 85) calls for the creation of a State-run continuity task force to study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes including disruptions in food and energy supplies and a complete breakdown of the Federal government. The task force will consider the feasibility of the State issuing its own currency, creating a standing army, implementing a State military draft and acquiring strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.

According to Wyoming’s Star-Tribune, the measure has gained healthy support from State legislators.

“I don’t think there’s anyone in this room today what would come up here and say that this country is in good shape, that the world is stable and in good shape — because that is clearly not the case,” State Representative Lorraine Quarberg (R-Thermopolis) told the paper. “To put your head in the sand and think that nothing bad’s going to happen, and that we have no obligation to the citizens of the state of Wyoming to at least have the discussion, is not healthy.”

The bill’s sponsor, State Representative David Miller (R-Riverton), said that he does not expect the U.S. government to collapse anytime soon, but that it is important for his State to hedge against problems at the Federal level.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Wyoming State Government Preppers”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

  • s c

    Kudos to Wyoming! And to those who poo-poo the idea, please have the decency NOT to prepare for ANYTHING. Remember, it’s so ANTI-pc! Everything is beautiful, God is in the White House [I don't believe it for a minute], NOTHING can go wrong in this world and as EVERYONE knows, we have the very BEST government that MONEY can BUY.

    • Les

      “It’s a damned good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for” – Will Rogers

    • Bob M

      Correction; We have the best politicians money can buy

      • Sirian

        That may be so Bob M, but we sure as heck aren’t getting much of a money back guarantee, are we?

    • castaway

      Good one sc, and right on.

  • Dave

    What gets me is that they make no mention of protecting the citizens of Wyoming, only insuring the “continuity of government”. While I certainly don’t want to see a state of anarchy like that depicted by Hollywood in Mad Max, The Post Man, The Book of Eli, etc. I do wish they’d at least mention protecting their citizens and the citizens rights.

    • hambone

      that stands to reason, that they would take care of the people of their state.
      I think more states should at least consider this.

    • CJ

      Things have to be done in steps. With no government in place, any laws to help the people are meaningless.

    • BobMark

      I’m afraid it’ll be more like “Red Dawn” except it won’t be the Russians, it’ll be our own military a la Waco.

    • DaveH

      Yes, we can’t have gangs springing up around the country, pillaging and running roughshod over the people. That’s the Government’s role.

  • nick beck

    great idea EXCEPT for the fuc—aircraft carrier spend the $$ on very good small arms and seal type training and a few choppers etc.

    • Bob M

      Is there a lake in Wyoming large enough to float an aircraft carrier? While I have a great deal of praise for their forward thinking (something government in general is incapable of) they lost me with the Wyoming navy.

    • Sirian

      nick beck,
      The aircraft carrier bit was one thing that was tacked into the bill by an opponent and it was cleared out yesterday. Don’t sweat it. People up in Wyoming are far ahead in the common sense arena than many other states – California, New York, need I mention any others? Nope, don’t think so.

      • CIRCUIT BREAKER

        AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN EITHER OCEAN COULD PROTECT ANY STATE FROM WITHIN OR OUT

    • ChristyK

      An amendment was made to add the air craft carrier to the bill in order to make the bill look ridiculous. The orignal bill did not have an aircraft carrier because it does not make sense to have one in Wyoming. Most of the bill is very good. Unfortunately, it was voted down today because most of the legislators don’t understand how bad things could get in the near future. The good news is, there was enough who voted for it that there is always a chance of passing it next year. To learn more about what is going on in the Wyoming legislature you can subscribe to the following facebook page for Wyoming House Representative Kendell Kroeker who posts bills as they come up, what the vote was, how he votes and why. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kendell-Kroeker-Wyoming-House-District-35/111603015518585

  • MontanaGrandmom

    “…prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes including disruptions in food and energy supplies and a complete breakdown of the Federal government. ”

    This says to me that they want to be prepared to provide for and protect the citizens of their state. The cities in Wyo are few and far between. There is a whole lot of open space. Population per square mile on a state level is relatively small so I think they could feasibly sustain themselves.

    However, I’m wondering what a land locked state would do with an aircraft carrier?

    • hambone

      good question. Not much call for an aircraft carrier pit that way.

      • hambone

        I meant out that way.

  • http://evharris2002@yahoo.com Elia

    It’s always a good idea to plan for the worst but hope for the best. To be informed and aware of world economics and politics, and to take precautions about one’s safety and survival is not being negative; it is being sensible and responsible. Even if nothing bad happens, economically or politically, learning basic survival skills are never wasted, and helps people appreciate what we have – in time of peace and plenty.

    I commend Wyoming citizens for being responsible and for not expecting “others out there” to take care of them. We should think logically for ourselves, act like responsible adults and take charge over our lives. Above all, we must protect our freedoms, control our State money, and not allow the charm of a certain politician to con us into voting for him – or giving away our money to foreign countries that hate us or wish us harm. Congratulations, Wyoming. You seem to have insightful leaders.

  • Lee

    Great idea a state should be prepared,Take a really close look at what happened to New Orleans this is a prime example of Federal Planning and Control. The slow response to Katrina and poor federal leadership is a replay of 1992′s mishandling of Hurricane Andrew, said former FEMA chief of staff Jane Bullock, a 22-year veteran of the agency.
    Bullock blamed inexperienced federal leadership. She noted that Chertoff and FEMA Director Michael Brown had no disaster experience before they were appointed to their jobs.F.E.M.A. is to busy worrying about terrorist and there other fantasy B.S. to worry people to give up there liberties. Billions of dollars of again, Tax Payers money for there mismanagement and there more then failed leadership.And you think anything changed Ha good luck on that one. Personal since they love to outsource jobs like Citi Bank and Dell Computers,We should outsource our Government I don’t think everyone or anybody could be this stupid. We Have 3 Establishment puppets running for office one as far as I’m concerned is a tax cheat, All 3 want war and Ron Paul is getting cheated out of votes.The Establishment does not want him period, And if anyone else gets in it will be the same or worst. Let’s see you have Kenyan President of the U.S.Signing N.D.A.A. treaties,Resigning the Patriot Act,Plane and simple they our getting ready to set up a Dictatorship that would leave Hitler looking like a Choir Boy. You have a Hillary Clinton running to the U.N. to sign a Small Arms Treaty going after your 2 Amendment. People think these people our so great look at the Clinton Chronicles on youtube.He smoked but didn’t inhale But he sure did snort half of Peru and most of Columbia.Do not pay attention to the guy behind the curtain, The Great and Powerful Ozz has spoken.

  • castaway

    I think it would be a good idea to ask them what expanse of water they will float that carrier. Then maybe they want it for the ocean? Not a bad Idea, when you consider what would happen when the U.S. falls apart. There will be opportunists coming from all directions, hoping to grab some territory for free.

    I suspect the Hispanics, and muslims will be taking what they want at about the same time.

    It would be important for thinking and patriotic Americans to have a new constitutional government to put in place as soon as this one fails. If not our borders will be invaded with vultures from all over the world. We will not simply fail, we will be invaded from all sides.

    At least the preppers are getting their ducks in a row. It is too bad the rest of the country cannot follow Wyoming, and start organizing a succeeding government. This would show the world that we Americans have grit, brains and brawn.

    • ChristyK

      The aircraft carrier was an amendment added by those who didn’t like the bill, in order to make it look crazy so it would be voted down. I don’t know how they got the amendment passed, but they did.

  • Sirian

    Now then if the majority of all the rest of the states would have the *alls to follow suit. I hope so!! This is a very good direction they are trying, common sense does have it’s advantages!! It will be funny to see what type of reaction will develop from the oval office if they do get this passed through.

  • FreedomFighter

    When the problems of the country are so glaring that states see it. It is time for a change in Washington.

    Bush was bad, Obama is national suicide

    Removing Barry Obama from office is the most important thing the American people have had to do in 200 years.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi.

    • Ted Crawford

      I agree, Freedom!! 150%!!!

  • Michael

    I think it,s great they are willing to look at ways to protect there state. I live in Florida and
    we could use a Navy. And we have plenty of oil just off shore. And plenty of arms so a
    standing army is no problem.

    • Sirian

      Yep, with JAX, Mayport, Pensacola, Keywest and even Cecil Field, a Navy in Florida would be very much available. I was stationed at JAX and Florida could muster a whale of a lot more than most people think – especially the idiots in the white house.

    • vicki

      Do you know what a “standing army” is? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_army

      Do you know why the founders constantly warned AGAINST a standing army?
      http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=4213

      Teach ALL of the citizens of Wyoming and let them ALL have firearms to protect themselves and their neighbors. The group formed is a militia and is what the founders of the US intended when they formed the Constitution. They even mentioned militia in the Bill of Rights. The militia is also defined in the US Code (10 USC section 311)

      The founders KNEW that freedom is protected by EVERYONE being able to defend it. Not just a “professional” army that could be trained to conveniently ignore elements of freedom.

      • ChristyK

        The average household in Wyoming has 9.3 guns. As of last July, all citizens that are not felons and have not been declared unsafe by a Judge can carry a weapon without a permit. Wyoming has more energy and mineral resources than most states and have a large agriculture base (mostly cow and sheep because of our short growing season) If things get bad, Wyoming is the place to be. All self-reliant, constitutution believing, individuals are welcome. Bring your guns.

  • Ted Crawford

    We need to proceed very, very carefuliy here! I’ve only given an occasional worrysome glance at the NEMA Camps, but coupled with the stimulus of the possiblility of states declaring independence and the powers he granted himself under EO-13524, he might feel threatened enough to declare Martial Law use the NATO troops to enforce it! The suspension of the Election must seem very appealing to him right now!

  • phoenix

    as any good scout knows, “be prepared!”

  • castaway

    Well, if our military is on our side like I hope they are then the U.N. troops won’t stand a chance. They do not seem very effective anywhere they are helping us now, so what good would the really be to obama against a well organized gorilla movement. Kill em where we find them, in the outhouse, in their sleep, in the tavern, shopping for groceries. Where ever! Hit and run! Control them with fear.

  • Le Beauf

    To those who wonder why Wyoming should want an aircraft carrier, don’t forget Al Gore’s predicted rise in sea levels!

    • Ted Crawford

      Good point LeBeauf! Al Gore is busy now waterproofing his new $9 Million Mansion on the beach! He plans to make the first Underwatwer Bed and Breakfast out of it!

  • Raggs

    Great idea but why does Wyoming need an aircraft carrier?
    Isn’t Wyoming land locked?….

    • Sirian

      Raggs,
      As I mentioned above – go look – the aircraft carrier bit was placed into the bill by an opponent and has been cleared out when amendments were voted on yesterday. It was a childish way of trying to obstruct the bill. Didn’t work out so well. And yes, Wyoming is “land locked”, that’s why the carrier thing is nothing to worry with. They are not that dumb – far from. The idiot that placed the carrier into the bill is the one that is truly dumb!

      • Stephen

        There’s a whole more to an aircraft carrier than meets the eye. It has huge generators that can provide electricity for a small town. Several mess halls that can feed 1000 people at a time and nuclear power for the generators. And a lot more. They used the aircraft carriers to provide electricity, desalinated water and the feeding of 1000s after the tsunami that hit in Malaysia or in that area. Plus the ability to house several thousand people in addition to the crew. So may not sound so crazy after all. But would still be hard to find water in Wyoming deep or big enough to float it. Then there is the problem of getting it to Wyoming, too.

  • Rennie

    Without any important demographic communities like New Orleans, Wyoming probably just realizes they would be more like the forgotten outlying parishes during Katrina, help will be on it’s way, in a few months or so. If the federal govt collapsed/surrendered to foreign agrressor, the best thing they could probably do is set up roadblocks on the state borders and enforce anti-looting/anti-rustling laws under the “red-handed” justice system. It still comes down to neighbors putting past differences aside and working together to defend their families, food and water supplies. Whether it is a local, state wide, federal or global disaster. I’m not saying you have to pool your personal food or water supplies, but you will have to pool your labor at some point, and that is where knowing who can do what best would be good to know in advance. Having the heavy machinery on hand in a community instead of assuming you can borrow one twenty miles away, and having people who know how to build, operate and repair said machinery, be it a simple run-of-stream turbine, or converting a big gasoline engine or air compressor to steam power, or how to process raw metal ores into usable material. Assuming a breakdown of govt you won’t have to worry about environmental permits, and that allows thinking outside the box as far as what communities could do to sustain themselves, even if it endangered some species of rat, snail or lizard.

  • Don s

    Well I think every state should think about this. If 2012 dec 21 is right. End of time or new beging. We sould be ready. We here in the west have the best chance. WE have less to feed more to lose. If are country gov does fall we need to keep the big city pepole out of are states so we can live

  • ranger hall

    All states should follow suit, They could start using these federal Grants for supplies for the People instead of buying Spy Drones
    NOW what about this Person that put in the Aircraft Carrier in the Bill, IS he still around.
    Remember folks America can only be Defeated from Within.

  • vicki

    The OP writes:

    The task force will consider the feasibility of the State issuing its own currency</blockquote
    Not feasible while still in the Union. Specifically forbidden. Article 2 section 10 US Constitution.

    creating a standing army

    Unwise to have a professional army. Arm and train every able bodied free citizen.
    Remember why the founders distrusted standing armies.
    http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0409a.asp

    and for great detail read
    http://www.history.army.mil/books/RevWar/ss/ch4.htm

  • http://www.kendellkroeker.com Kendell Kroeker

    As a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives and a co-sponsor of the bill, I would like to clear up the aircraft carrier provision. This was NOT in the original bill. It was an amendment added by someone who wanted to mock us as being crazy and sabotage the bill. I ran an amendment yesterday (that passed) to remove that amendment – so the aircraft carrier was removed from the bill. But the bill died today on 3rd reading.

    • 45caliber

      Too bad it failed. It was an attempt to help, anyway.

    • s c

      Kendell Kroeker, thanks for the information. While I can’t speak for every conservative on this website, it seems safe to say that the yahoo who came up with the idea of the aircraft carrier had the same teachers as the yahoo who thinks America has 57 states. I’d tell that so-and-so to move to California where fruits, nuts and flakes can be appreciated for their true talents. Keep Wyoming safe.

    • Big Woody

      Who is the legislator that added the aircraft carrier. Let the world know that person’s name. I am sick of being told “a legislator ” had added an amendment. No, I want to know the name of that baffoon so it can be used against them in future elections. If more legislators would stand up and be counted, maybe more of “We the People” would regain confidence in our govrenment in general.

      • http://www.kendellkroeker.com Kendell

        His name is Kermit Brown.

  • http://gravatar.com/carolinerh carolinerh

    How I wish CA was thinking ahead, but with the Demos in control, we are going further down the toilet and no way to defend ourselves or the state. It is still a rich state but very poorly managed for years by Demos and liberals. I wouldn’t bet a nickel that the liberals and Demos would come forward to protect CA, just themselves. Our fault so many voted them in again and again – think Pelosi for one, and the last few mayors in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. I may rethink moving to this state for some peace of mind along with firepower protection.

  • 45caliber

    Considering that Wyoming doesn’t even have a very large lake, why would they want an aircraft carrier??

  • 45caliber

    I once sat down and tried to determine all the ways that the US could get rid of our debt.

    The only one that seemed feasible is to break up the country. No country, no debt. Considering all that Congress and the President is doing right now, I think we are well on that way.

    I suspect that the country will divide in the following regions: The NW; California; The SW; The Mid West; Texas, Ok, AR, and possibly LA; The South, the Great Lakes; and the NE area. Florida may try to go it alone too.

    Considering that it takes three things to make a successful country (population, raw materials and industry, and defense) it will be interesting to see which groups survive.

    • independent thinker

      45 have said you were raised in Arkansas so you might remember this. There was a time in the 50s, 60s and maybe into the 70s that it was said Arkansas was the only state that could be totaly self sufficient.

  • chuckb

    45, california!! do you think they could stand on their own, lol, take them off the us treasury welfare teat and it would look like hiroshima did after the bomb. what would all the illegals do? where would they go? what about the welfare crowd and most of all how about the fed and state workers.
    do you think the liberals could barricade the coastal frontage from santa barbara north to san fraancisco and survive on their own. that would be something to see. and what would happen to sen. boxer and cong. pelosi it wouldn’t be long before california would look like the south before the civil war.

    i agree the country will probably have to divide up before long, just count me in with the conservative states where bolsheviks, muslims are not allowed. wouldn’t that be hilarious, liberals would have to live under their own laws and environmental regulations a sure indication they couldn’t survive, i’m sure they would adapt to the sharia law though.

  • TML

    So, Wyoming is in preparation for secession. Interesting.
    I do not like some of the terms used, such as “standing armies” (as Vicki has been pointing out the historical significance), and therefore think Wyoming citizens should pay very careful… but with talk of issuing it’s own currency and creating it’s own full-blown military, they are definitely talking possible secession in the face of disaster.

    Must hear more about this.

  • Thinking About

    What happened to the FEMA camps. A government plan to assist those displaced by disasters. Every state should have already enacted these plans.

  • 2¢ worth…

    Let’s all be perfectly realistic here.. Politics aside, we must NOT give up our Country nor our life style else we will (eventually) be at the mercy of the European Nations and what did they produce? The Black Plague, Kingdoms.. Limited freedoms. Or worse, a nation or segregated mini nations ruled by martial law. We’re heading in that direction and just like Rome, we will sink into obscurity as the nations revert back to Renaissance mentality and who knows, maybe we’ll be branded as the new ‘jew’ and become, like the jew, subjected to everyone’s biasness. We need to protect ourselves from ourselves. Setting up a “New State Order” is one way to insure our safety but we then must be prepared to protect our interests, first from our own Federal g’ment THEN from other g’ments who will not allow their war loaned monies to just disappear.. What a crazy world this is.. A country created in order to show the world that freedom is attainable and peace for it’s people is more than an illusive pipe dream THEN we end up doing the same damn things other Countries did that has jeopardized these very freedoms. Woe is us.

  • simian pete

    Wyoming voters have learned a good lesson from Arizona.

    The Federal government is incapable of protecting the states . Arizona , due to the Federal government’s breakdown, has lost much of their southern border. The reconquista of southern Arizona is now a fact. Who is to blame ? Mexico ? Drug cartels ? The US Federal government is intimidated and won’t fulfill the Constitutional requirements for defending Arizona ..

    Wyoming does not want to go thru the same fate. Arizona should have passed similar legislation.

  • J M Keynes

    Hats off to Wyoming! My favourite state.

    • s c

      Do people give you any hassle about your name, J M? The fact that no one noticed tells me that very few people on this website read much. Obviously, public education “works.”

      • Libertytrain

        I don’t think it’s about reading or lack of, I frankly don’t care since one can use any name to post – I remember when Bill O’Reilly posted here or was it….who cares…..

  • Greg

    What do you think that China will do about their investment in American debt with all the talk of secession. I am pretty sure that Wyoming is not the only State that is formulating plans! Since the Feds have been dissolving our military might, what would we use to defend ourselves. A “red dawn” invasion would be quick and decisive! I don’t think that there would be much “negotiating” with the white house. I too agree that each State should be prepared to stand on its own, or solidify alliances with neighboring States! It is becoming more and more clear that We The People are no longer in control of our Federal Government! And our window of opportunity to take back our current form of government is closing very fast! This will surely be a do or die election.

  • FreedomFighter

    Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with ‘force of 100m bombs’

    Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs.

    Several US media outlets have reported that NASA was warning the massive flare this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet’s power grid.

    http://www.infowars.com/massive-solar-storm-to-hit-earth-in-2012-with-force-of-100m-bombs/

    Good reason to prep

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • FreedomFighter

      Now add this to it.

      The End – Remote Viewing Predictions

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKMlHzKmCQU

      Pretty interesting data points that come together here, now add into it all the satilites pointed at the sun by nasa, goverments around the world stocking up on long term storage, FEMA, NDAA and other laws and massive equiptment distributions… the dominos start to fall.

      Probably all coincidence and means nothing.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

  • http://Peoplepc.com Leah Rogan

    We need less Government and better people not afraid to run it right.

  • teaparty13

    think I’ll get out of liberal NY & move to WY..my kind of people..

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.