America, Are You Still Out There?

The more the rest of America worries about terrorism and war, the more my Montana neighbors and I worry about the rest of America. It doesn't make sense to worry about ourselves. Anything can happen, to be sure, but it's hard to imagine a strike on little Livingston (pop. 6,800). As for formulating evacuation plans, we headed for the hills the day we moved here, and we've already assembled our survival kits. Duct tape? There's a roll in every pickup. Drinking water? Dip a bucket in the creek. Extra food? It's grazing all around us. While others make do with canned...

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