March 12th, 2009
05:06 AM ET
2 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. NICK

    CNN what is wrong with your ticker today? None of my comments are getting through. Perhaps this one will.

    March 11, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  2. Tank Engine

    This almost sounds like a terrorist threat from Chuck "thousands of cell groups ... across the country" – not something I would expect to hear from him. I think we are all concerned about the state of America – let's all try to make it better rather than trying to pick up our toys and stop playing with everyone else.

    March 11, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  3. stephen

    God help us.

    -a Texan

    March 11, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. BubbaNH

    Mr. Norris:
    In the USA, we call people like you traitors.
    are you a veteran? I suspect NOT
    God bless the USA

    March 11, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  5. Kelley in TX

    I was born and raised in Texas and you do not speak for me Chuckster.

    March 11, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  6. ConsiderThis, FL

    Since he thinks that things are so bad, why doesn't he sedede from America and move to the moon. He can be the Lunar President as in LUNATIC.

    March 11, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  7. big papa

    Patriot Act him...

    ...he's a domestic terrorist...

    March 11, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. S Callahan

    O' Lord..i have heard it all now!

    March 11, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  9. T KS

    OMG! You have got to be kidding.

    March 11, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  10. Bill

    This wing nut has taken a few too many kicks to the head! I does sound like a good idea though, but please leave us real Americans Austin Tx because of the great music scene there!

    March 11, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. Veteran in Chattanooga

    Any so called American talking about breaking up the Union with arms involved is a terrorist. Chuck Norris & his armed mobs should be rounded up now and questioned. Get Palin and her husband too. They have that sort of conversation in Alaska as well don't they. Republicans and all their talk of God. It only fits them when they want it to. Now who's paling around with terrorist.

    March 11, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  12. William Tecumseh Sherman will rise again

    Considering what happened to South Carolina near the end of the Civil War, I'm sure we'd be happy to accomodate Texas' demands.

    March 11, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  13. mary,florida

    Him and Palin.I want to be president of Hawaii.I mean King

    March 11, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  14. Public is on Obama Kool Aid

    He needs to run for President and kick some communist %$#@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. Democracy 4 all

    Wow.
    "Thousands of cell groups will be united around the country". I guess by being a right-wing zealot, he would know of them. Aren't those called "sleeper-cells?"

    I always suspected the true reasons the right-wingers were stocking up on arms wasn't out of fear of President Obama banning them, and now the truth is coming out.

    My gosh. The party that insists the reason for the invasion in Iraq was for "WMDs"...uh, oops...to "overthrow Saddam"...oops again,...uh...to "install democracy" CANNOT HANDLE DEMOCRACY WHEN IT WORKS HERE.

    March 11, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. Accountability

    This isn't sedition? I hope the FBI is investigating his claim of "cells" around America uniting to push for secession.

    C'mon Chuck...crack open a history book. Secession has been tried and found to be illegal due to the defeat of the Confederacy.

    And they talk about looney left wing celebrities!

    March 11, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  17. Ethan

    Does he not remember that many of the problems that this country is facing were caused by a Texan?

    March 11, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  18. DF

    PLEASE DO!!!! Only one rule: No emmigrating back.

    March 11, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  19. America

    We need another actor in office like we need a hole in our head. We have Schwarzenegger in California. Diaster. Problem is, you can't just act like you care.

    March 11, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  20. hugh ~ california

    Pleeease! I wish Chuck Norris would secede from these United States, the freaking traitor!

    March 11, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  21. sandrapearl TX.

    Wow! Really? Chuck Norris? We couldn't do any better? Come on now!

    March 11, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  22. Rob

    Conservative Translation: "Waah my candidate didn't win, so i quit. I don't want to play anymore and hope we succeed from all of you!"

    March 11, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  23. Len in Washington

    Hey Chuck.....can you spell "T-r-a-i-t-o-r?

    You can leave any time you want!

    March 11, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  24. Chuck Norris Can Shampoo My Crotch.

    This man has already proven himself to be a representative of everything backwards, bigoted, and just plain stupid in America. By all means, Chuck; leave, take Texas with you, and let America progress into the future already.

    March 11, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  25. Juan

    So if the going got rough in America, Texas would run away? And this sounds just a bit treasonous.

    March 11, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
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