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. Mitch

    The new GOP slogan....if you don't vote for us, we'll secede and start our own country. Sounds vaguely familiar in a way.

    March 11, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  2. Roger from CA

    I'm.... I'm..... just.... speechless.....

    March 11, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  3. Brad Chicago born now living in Texas

    Ask President Obama his thoughts as he taught Constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.

    March 11, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  4. jblawson

    So Chuck says that people will know what to do when "the going got rough." And what is that – QUIT? Now THERE'S a fine example of a real leader. Actually, Texas would be one less state the country's taxpayers would have to support...not such a bad idea!

    March 11, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  5. Ken

    A little man with a big Napoleon complex. If he wants to desert America, get out and take Rush

    March 11, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  6. Ken

    If he wants to desert America, get out and take Rush with you.

    March 11, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  7. Independent_me

    The man is paranoid...and a bit wacko...
    Hate-monger...

    March 11, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  8. NFL Fan

    So if Texas ever leaves the Union we will probably have to kick the Dallas Cowboys out of the NFL.

    March 11, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. fmo

    I've thought for a long time that the country would be better off without Texas. Go Chuck, go Texas, right wing jerks. But I'll still like some of your music.

    March 11, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  10. Jimmy

    This is bordering on treason. Does the South remember what happens to traitors?

    March 11, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. Ed

    Chuck Norris and Texas do not secede from the Union. The Union secedes from Texas. Don't mess with Chuck.

    March 11, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  12. Dianne

    Idiot.

    March 11, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  13. Scott A

    What a terrible person Chuck is. He wouldn't even pay child support while pulling in millions of dollars. He'd be great as the President of Texas. Any civilized state...he wouldn't even make it as the neighborhood watch (unless you want all your money to go missing).

    March 11, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  14. Ken in NC

    Maybe Chuck can be the President of Texas and Palin can be his Vice President and Chaney can be his secretary of de Fence. De fence between Texas and Mexico.

    March 11, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  15. Cliff

    I laugh greatly at all the comments by the "libs" on this subject.
    Not a one of you could carry Chuck's briefcase yet you lambast him.
    The direction your new "hip-hop" President is taking is directly towards MARXISM and you have consumed so much of his "intoxicating rhetoric" you don't even know it. YOU truly are the sads one....not Mr. Norris!

    March 11, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  16. Mike

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, this can't be real...Yeah okay Chuck, go ahead . Watch texas get swallowed up by Mexico under a week.

    March 11, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  17. Andy Yasenovsky

    Chuck Norris is headed in the right direction. I'll be moving to the Nation of Texas when it becomes its own country!

    Texan men are real men and their women are proud of it. God, guts, guns and honor put the USA on the map and it is now going socialist under Obama.

    March 11, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  18. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Mexico will take Texas back before Norris would ever become president and you can take that to the bank, not unless Norris has a deal with Mexico.

    March 11, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  19. Gene from Georgia

    If the Alamo had a back door, Texas never would have been a state anyway.

    March 11, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  20. AC

    Duh.....

    March 11, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  21. Garofulaar

    Mad as a fish in a hedge

    March 11, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  22. Bill

    I nominate Rush, the junkie, Limbaugh as vice president. Republicans are like spoiled kids that didn't get their way. I hope Texas goes it's own way. I really want to see their economy in 2 years, a couple of rich white guys and millions of serfs.

    March 11, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  23. Brian, Pittsburgh

    TREASON.

    Country first?

    March 11, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  24. Hop

    He is a idiot. Why don't he go and try to fix Mexico.

    March 11, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  25. JD

    After 8 years of being accused of being unpatriotic for suggesting that invading countries that never attacked us is wrong, it's time to turn the other cheek. Chuck isn't being unpatriotic; he's just being an idiot. Let it slide.

    March 11, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
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