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. Mariposa

    So, Chuck Norris is ready to desert America, "if the going gets tough," to cecede – rather than work hard to help America recover. That's a lot of patriotism!

    March 11, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  2. Paul

    So let me get this straight:

    On film, Chuck Norris always kicks butt when the going gets tough, but in the real world, when things or tough for America, he'd rather turn tail and run? Jefferson Davis was a traitor to America; so too may be Chuck Norris.

    March 11, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  3. Amanda

    Well, I moving to Kansas to be part of the DeFranco Nation when that happens.

    March 11, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  4. Roberta

    Now if he could only physically remove Texas from its present location and squeeze together New Mexico and Louisiana. It'd take less than half the time to drive from Las Vegas to New Orleans as it does now.

    Hey, the two ideas are about equally sensible. At least mine isn't seditious.

    March 11, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  5. Vi

    Will someone please get Chuck a movie gig....Clearly he doesn't have nothing else to do but talk ignorance!

    March 11, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  6. Justin Tyme

    Just to be clear, Norris is calling for people to engage in "domestic terrorism," right?

    Under the "patriot act" can't he be put to death?

    March 11, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  7. Mike D. in San Diego

    Isn't Chuck Norris supposed to roundhouse you to the face or strangle you with his death stare according to all of those jokes floating around? Hmmm...apparently he just cries like a sissy, grabs all of his toys and wants to go home when he's angry. Hey Chuck, could you leave and take Ted Nugent with you?

    March 11, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  8. Patrick

    Anytime I hear a liberal or conservative say they're going to move out of the country or something like this I am disgusted. If you don't like what's going on in your country fix it, don't leave.

    March 11, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  9. dlboggan

    Lunatic! Pure and simple!

    March 11, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  10. John, Rochester MN

    So, no more presidents from Texas? It's like a dream come true!

    March 11, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  11. Kevin

    Maybe Chuck should just leave by himself. That way we'd be rid of him and all his exercise equipment commercials. The only people that even like him are the teenagers with their stupid Chuck Norris sayings.

    March 11, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. Keith ,Co

    Domestic terrorist, Chuck Norris leads terrorist cells in revolt against United States of America, but finds the resolve of the U.S.A to be to great to over come!!

    Lets be real people, I suppose chuck and his friends are going to find everyone in Texas that voted for Obama, and kick them out of there homes, schools, and jobs. Get Real Chuck!!

    March 11, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  13. Carl Justus

    They can leave now for all I care if they take the Bushs and the 7 trillion dollars of debt they got this country into by their stupid policies and spending.

    March 11, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  14. miss fritz

    Really?! Oh, I have heard some real crazy mess in my time, but this...Well, he's just an idiot....

    March 11, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  15. george

    People laught at him. May be some day it will happen. why to stay with the Union that has only one president? Long live Republic of Texas.
    I support this idea. go ahead.

    March 11, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  16. Bob in GA

    What are these people fearful of...my God is not a God of FEAR.

    March 11, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  17. Commonwealth VA

    @arithmetic–

    Texas is NOT the South. I don't know exactly what it is, but it's definitely NOT the South.

    March 11, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  18. Frozone

    Chuck may have taken one too many kick to the head, but if a liberal celebrity said anything remotely similar the press would be calling for his arrest for treason.

    March 11, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  19. wilma

    don't let the screen door hit ya!

    March 11, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  20. K

    Chuck's just bitter because he can't get over getting his butt kicked by Bruce Lee. Go ahead, succeed.

    March 11, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  21. Texas Proud!

    I'm not sure my last comment will get posted since it was rather long. So I'll keep this one short.

    SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!

    After reading some of these insulting postings, well, the sooner the better!

    March 11, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  22. Patrick

    Treason! His head on a platter! on second thoughts, i think he is writting a screenplay

    March 11, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  23. Patrick

    Treason! His head on a platter! on second thoughts, i think he is writting a screenplay

    March 11, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  24. Randy in Va

    Please Chuck, take Texas away from us all and, stop trying to fool everybody with that crappy hairpiece you've got. Its awful.

    March 11, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  25. becazican

    chuck its time you went to the actor's retirement home and take todd palin with you. you are a traitor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
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