When you hear words like "militia" and "prepper" and "survival retreat," you probably imagine a rural, conservative, blue collar fellow who loathes the government. What you probably don't imagine, are the kinds of people who run for state office. In South Carolina however, two state representatives are planning to create survivalist communities in anticipation of a possible collapse of the United States. According to AP:
State Reps. Josiah Magnuson, R-Campobello, and Jonathon Hill, R-Townville - both from tiny towns in the Upstate Bible Belt - are in the process of setting up what they call the "Virtue Solution Project," a group that is seeking to either save America or survive a societal collapse, which they both believe is likely coming.
The organization is a mixture of religious ministry, grassroots political organizing and disaster prepping. At its core, their movement hopes to save the country by reshaping it to their interpretation of the Founding Fathers' ideals.