Wyoming legislator David Miller introduces “doomsday” bill
Wyoming Republican state legislator David Miller has introduced a bill to prepare his state for a doomsday scenario in which the nation’s economy and social structure completely collapse.
“Things happen quickly sometimes — look at Libya, look at Egypt, look at those situations,” Miller told the Star-Tribune. “We wouldn’t have time to meet as a Legislature or even in a special session to do anything to respond.”
Miller’s bill seeks to create a state-run continuity force that would study and prepare Wyoming for potential national or worldwide catastrophes. One specific component of the bill calls for the state to look into the possibility of issuing its own currency in the event the U.S. dollar collapses.
“If we continue down this course, this is the way any society ends up — with a valueless currency,” Miller told the Star-Tribune.
The doomsday bill is sure to inspire criticism and even ridicule from some corners, but Miller says his priority is Wyoming. “I don’t represent people in Illinois or New Jersey,” he said. “I represent people in Wyoming. And I want them to be protected from any catastrophic events that may beset the rest of the country.”