Washington state legislator Rep. Matt Shea (R) says preparation is crucial to get ready for what he calls “the inevitable collapse” of the US economy.
The Self-Reliance Rally event at an Idaho State Park had several speakers encouraging attendees to prepare by gathering arms and ammunition and considering forming militias.
“When it happens, we need to look at this as a opportunity, not a crisis,” Shea said. “Who’s job is liberty? That’s our job.”
Shea told the crowd to stock up on ammunition, stay in shape, practice shooting, learn self defense and special tactics.
He related a story from when he was in the military where a superior officer told him to remember an important lesson.
“Be prepared at any given moment to give up your job to do what is right,” he said. “You have to stand up for what is right – even if it means you have to stand up to your government,” Shea’s superior officer allegedly told him.
Among his beliefs are that Obama is forming concentration camps and that the government was involved in both the Oklahoma City bombings and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to the SPLC Center.