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I somehow missed this, but last week the Wyoming House of Representatives shot down a bill that would have launched a taskforce to study what the state should do if the U.S. government collapses. Amazingly, the vote was 30 to 27. To put it another way, 47% of the voters thought this study was a good idea.

Among other things, the taskforce would have studied if Wyoming should form a standing army, issue currency and acquire strike aircraft. An earlier version even asked if the state should acquire an aircraft carrier which seems a little odd considering the state’s capital, Cheyenne, is about a thousand miles from the Pacific Ocean. Then again, Yellowstone Lake has about 110 miles of shoreline, so maybe they were just going to patrol that.

The entire state of Wyoming has fewer people than the city of Baltimore, and based upon the pictures I just found it’s unbelievably gorgeous but large parts of it appear to be empty.  I’m not even sure what kind of standing army they could muster considering only Alaska has fewer people per square mile.

Wyoming’s best defense is that most people don’t even know it exists.  It’s like Bigfoot or a funny woman.  They should just go with that.