Ian Hammond, a concerned citizen from the United States, has been thinking a lot lately about the ever-growing national debt. Fortunately, he's thought of a solution that's gained viral support online: simply sell Montana to Canada for the relatively cheap price of $1 trillion.
Over 5,300 people have already signed Hammond's Change.org petition to go through with the sell, which could see the home of Yellowstone National Park turned over to Canada.
Ian summed up his entire line of thinking in two short sentences:
"We have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell them it has beavers or something."
"We have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell them it has beavers or something" https://t.co/eLKgLy9Xer— HuffPost Canada (@HuffPostCanada) February 13, 2019
"But wait," one might say! "Don't some people live in Montana?" Well, one Montana native commented his suppor
"I've been a resident of Montana my entire life, and quite frankly I'm sick of the US's complete and utter disregard for human life. I'll take Canadas health care, education, and freedom over the US's money grubbing system. Also, Canada gets all of Glacier Park and some of Yellowstone."The petition has received widespread support on social media
Montana is beautiful, that would b great.— Darkstryder (@Darkstryder4) February 14, 2019
As an Albertan, I would love that. Montana is so beautiful. We visit at least twice a year. As a neighbor, I can tell you I don't think you would like it very much on this side. Life is easier up here. Not sure if it's better.— Drew Wilson (@NotMyLiquorSir) February 12, 2019
Should we sell Montana to Canada?— Brennan Moore (@BrennanM01) February 12, 2019
Of course, this was all a joke at the end of the day...probably.
My boyfriend lives in Montana - so that would be great news! Montana has so much to offer! Farming, ranching, mining (palladium and platinum), some oil exploration, incredible scenery, abundance of wild life, skiing, fishing, etc. pic.twitter.com/e00FUZgnZJ— NadiaInVancouver (@NadiaVancouver) February 15, 2019
i know that the petition to sell montana to canada is a joke but honestly i’m here for it— kaety🧬 (@kathrynlou_) February 13, 2019
Pretty much everyone seemed pumped to welcome Montana into Canada.
Standardized Health Care - 1% of the amount of Gun Violence per Capita. SAME amount of snow. - I'm pretty sure they would be okay with it.— David Regimbal (@cloudreggie) February 14, 2019
I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff about selling Montana to Canada but like honestly we should sell Wyoming with it too— Russ (@russkeeg) February 14, 2019
It's important to remember that the U.S. national debt is actually over $22 trillion, and that it owes a large swath of that to itself, so selling Montana for only $1 trillion wouldn't do a whole lot of good...unless you really hate Montana. If that's the case, I suggest you go sign Hammond's petition right away!