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. tommy

    I want to be president of Clearwater Beach Florida

    March 11, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. BKB

    Ross Perot redux? If you don't play my game I gonna take my ball and go home!

    March 11, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  3. Vanessa

    Well, now I am convinced that Mr. Norris is nuts...period.

    March 11, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  4. bryce in MI

    honestly, i think it would be a good thing if Texas left the USA. Then we could make Puerto Rico a state, and get rid of a whole bunch of in-bred Republicans, not to mention the Bush family

    March 11, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  5. DCinMissippi

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
    - Thomas Jefferson

    March 11, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  6. Lisa

    As someone who used to live in Texas (El Paso when I was in the Army) – I say let them go! Good riddance!

    March 11, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  7. James

    Listen up Obama this is why our country was set up with state government and states rights. It was never the intention of our founding fathers to have an all powerfull central government.

    March 11, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  8. Martha

    Chuck, I'm a 6th generation Texan and I have no intention of seceding from the United States. You need to go somewhere else.

    March 11, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  9. Bubba

    "Don't mess with texas... or we'll leave"

    March 11, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  10. Zion

    Do it. Do it.

    March 11, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  11. JayPA

    Let 'em go. It's no big loss.

    March 11, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  12. Donnie in Indiana

    Chuck Norris is a NUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God help us all.

    March 11, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  13. Casey | Sebastopol, CA

    I always knew this guy was a nutjob. Too many hours doing infomercials.

    March 11, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  14. Dixie

    The way this country is going the average American will not be able to afford to live here,with all the give away programs and new taxes, thanks to the Dems. and King Obama. We all are going to feel this change that was promised to us. God help us all.

    March 11, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  15. Tulsa L

    this man should be watched closely.........this is the kind of people the republican party draws..........God forbid if the Republcans ever get their hands on the White House again......

    March 11, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. Adam

    Treason. What a great American Chuck is. Whaaa!! I don't like it!!! What a baby.

    March 11, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  17. Omari - Phx

    looks like he's had one too many numb chucks to the head.

    March 11, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  18. Steve (the real one)

    C...R...A...Z...Y!!!

    March 11, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  19. Alex Katzman

    Why not? Could he be any worse than George W. Bush?

    March 11, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  20. mark

    I think they pulled his face back way too far!

    March 11, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  21. Franky

    Let em secede...all we gotta do is send another Sam Houston and boom!! We'll take it way faster than when Santa Anna was there, LOL!! Thanks to my old boy Polk himself...is there anything we haven't done as a country? LOL!!

    They wanna talk old-school, I'll bring em old-school...and by the way, his workout machine, is good, is pretty good, LOL!!

    March 11, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  22. What a laugh

    First he supports that lunatic loser Huckabee, now he's saying he wants to be president of TEXAS???!!! I'm guessing he took too hard of a kick to the head during training.

    March 11, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  23. justsane

    i hadn't realised that chuck was a comedian...

    March 11, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    why not? Could he be any worse than George W. Bush?

    March 11, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  25. Merle

    Chuck Norris APPROVED!!

    March 11, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
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