March 12th, 2009
05:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Chuck Norris for president … of Texas

If the State of Texas ever left the Union, Chuck Norris is interested in being president of the newly independent country.
If the State of Texas ever left the Union, Chuck Norris is interested in being president of the newly independent country.

(CNN) – Actor Chuck Norris has his eyes on the presidency, but not the White House. Norris wrote that he would be interested in becoming the president of Texas, if the state were ever to secede from the Union.

“I may run for president of Texas,” Norris wrote Monday in a column posted at WorldNetDaily. “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”

The actor claimed “thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation” and said that if states decide to secede from the union, that Texas would lead the way.

“Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we'd do if the going got rough in America,” Norris wrote.

“Let there be no doubt about that.” Norris was a strong supporter of Mike Huckabee’s presidential bid, and he helped to draw attention to the former Arkansas governor’s campaign.


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  1. JonDie

    God please let it me true: Texas OUT of the Union with Chuck Norris as its president.

    March 11, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Blue Island, Austin, TX

    This is the funniest ticker article ever. Chuck Norris is dumber than a box of rocks, and probably as just as useful in politics.

    Please stick to selling that crappy total gym. It's the best you can do.

    March 11, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  3. keeth in california

    “Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we'd do if the going got rough in America,” Norris wrote. “Let there be no doubt about that.”

    And that would be "cut and run," huh? Sure sounds like it.

    March 11, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  4. Los

    What if during the Bush administration Michael Moore had said he'd run for President of California if it seceded from the US?

    The GOP is starting to turn into something outright frightening.

    March 11, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  5. martin

    with the way things are going right now – it maybe California the first state to secede from the union

    March 11, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. Dave from Canada

    american civil war II??

    March 11, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. arithmetic is liberal

    If the South seceded, it would look like a cross between Honduras and Ethiopia in less than 2 years.

    I'd love to see where their soaring right wing rhetoric is once they realize that any revenue they ever got was from producing blue states.

    We could just wait for global warming to take care of it and sink the South under water. Actually, can we just cut them lose?

    March 11, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  8. Sarah, Northern Colorado

    I don't know what would be more awesome. Chuck Norris being president of Texas, or Texas seceding from the USA. That would be a freaking field day in and of itself!

    March 11, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. Linda

    EPIC FAIL.

    March 11, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  10. Brian in CO

    "Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we'd do if the going got rough in America" ...Secede from the Union? When times are tough for the nation, Texas will cut and run with Chuck Norris leading the way? Go for it. Take Oklahoma with you.

    March 11, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  11. Jack Bishop

    Chuck, Chuck, Way to many blows to the head in your movies. Of course, the neo-cons and far right air heads do seem to have little or no respect for elections. My hometown paper has been full of rightwing GOP crybabies letters since the election.
    I have a better idea. Instead of Texas lets give them some nice reservations to live on. Say parts of West Texas, the middle of Nevada and Utah should do.

    March 11, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  12. indy 08

    treason, arrest him

    March 11, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  13. Jilli

    I think Chuck has taken too many blows to his noggin. What an absolute lunatic!!

    March 11, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  14. Scott

    Chuck Norris doesn't sleep.....he waits.

    March 11, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. David Hagemann

    Just what we need at this trying time, (thanks to 8 years of total disasterous leadship), talk like this! He & Sarah Palin's husband ought to get together, and LEAVE the USA. As Conservatives have said in the past; America; Love it or Leave it!

    March 11, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  16. Rolling Barrel

    So Chuck Norris does do push ups, he pushes the Earth down. He has another fist hiding under his beard. He also counted to infinity... twice. NOW we can add the skill of committing high treason as soon as the opportunity arrives to his list of accolades.

    March 11, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. Bill, LA

    At present I do not reside in Texas but, guarantee me that you are moving in that direction and I shall join you. Or, if there is another southern state of that conviction I would consider joining you also. Remember it was Thomas Jefferson who said "What this nation needs is a revolution every 20 years" we are way over-due.

    March 11, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  18. NICK

    Mr Norris was a poor to fair actor, he was a poor to fair advocate for his chosen presidential canidate, and he will make a poor to fair arguement for his goal of Texas becoming it´s own country. I wonder what the millions of good Texans thing about going it on their own, with Mr Norris as their leader. " What fools we mortals be".

    March 11, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  19. tashanyc

    Get over it Chuck! The Republican party is a joke and so are its supporters.

    March 11, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  20. Daniel Jones Knoxville, TN

    If Mr. Norris makes one concrete move in the direction of advocating that one of the 50 states secede from the Union he should immediately be brought up on charges of sedition.

    That also goes for Todd Palin.

    March 11, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  21. Hell YEAH!!!!

    CHUCK FOR PRESIDENT!!!

    March 11, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  22. Tank Engine

    What is it with Republican Secessionists?

    March 11, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  23. Ethan

    "what we'd do if the going got rough in America"

    So we should all know that when the going gets rough... Texas runs away?

    March 11, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  24. MICK in MESA

    Given the stone age thinking of the state and the politians they gave us (the Bushies and Tom Delay for example) PLEEZE TEXAS, SECEDE!
    Or better yet, let the US give you BACK TO MEXICO.
    Most "real Americans" would be more than glad to give you race baiting, bible thumpin' flat earth cowboys back to them at NO CHARGE.
    And take that uni-brow Norris and his buddy Huckster with you...

    March 11, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  25. David Greenville, tx

    Contrary to what many Texans believe, Texas did NOT retain the right to secede when it became a state. That's old "wives tale".
    Interestingly though, Texas can divide into as many as five states which could affect the balance of power in the Senate. [BTW: Texas didn't retain the right to fly their flag at the same level as the US Flag either. That's old "wives tale" too. Other states just choose not to.]

    March 11, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
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