Are we talking US dollars or Canadian dollars? Don’t fall for this trap. Currently one US dollar is worth 1.321 Canadian dollars. A trillion Canadian dollars is only $0.7566 trillion US dollars. A common mistake. You must state the details.
This sale reeks of a scam. Be honest--how many of you would buy a state, any state, let alone Montana, for a trillion dollars?
Why Montana? Have you seen Montana? I doubt it’s worth that much. It doesn’t have four seasons. There is winter and … That’s it--just winter. There’s a reason not many people live there. Three percent of #Yellowstone National Park is in Montana. What about that?
Montana doesn’t Make sense. It would put a big dip in our northern boundary. Alaska would be a better deal. #Alaska isn’t connected the “lower” 48 states. It’s already connected to Canada. It might be worth a trillion dollars. Secretary of State William Seward paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska. We’re sure to make a profit.
What about the 800,000 people who live in Montana? How many of them signed the petition? Do they have to relocate? Do they then become citizens of Canada? Can they have dual citizenship?
Would the US build a wall around Montana? That would extend the northern boundary by several hundred miles.
I imagine that selling Montana will screw up property values in Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota. I recall that Wyoming got upset when Colorado made a bid for the Winter Olympics several years ago.
Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail and up the price to two trillion.