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. TONY GARCIA

    CHUCK NEEDS TO STICK TO HIS 'B' MOVIES. HE MAY HAVE BEEN KICKED IN THE HEAD ONE TOO MANY TIMES.

    March 11, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  2. M. J.

    I used to have a lot of respect for Chuck Norris. He seemed to be such a tolerant perdon. Wow, what a surprise. I have lost all respect for old Chuck

    March 11, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  3. Sandy248

    Go ahead and secede Texas. And take those sorry Dallas Cowboys with you.

    March 11, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  4. Paul

    With a state with the likes of George Bush and Chuck Norris- Not a bad idea. Yeah, let's get rid of them. Maybe Rush, Coulter, Rove, O'Reilly,and the others can join them.

    March 11, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  5. SoSaysSam

    Chuck, your an idiot, and a traitor. I never would have believed it. Your nothing but a low life coward.

    March 11, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  6. Juli

    Was this on the Onion? Seriously. This is hilarious. I can't believe anyone is taking him seriously.

    March 11, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  7. Mike

    Cells? Apparently, he should be in one.

    March 11, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  8. robert

    And still Republicans wonder why they've become a national joke.

    March 11, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  9. Barry, Maryland

    I would be interested in becoming the president of Maryland, if the state were ever to secede from the Union.

    March 11, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  10. John in KY

    Don't quit your day job Norris!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  11. Moish

    I think we fought a war once over this...

    March 11, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  12. Lee R

    I agree with Chuck Norris, but don't leave the union by yourself Texas. There are plenty of conservative southern states that would love to leave also.

    March 11, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  13. Honorable Kansas Vet

    Actually, statements of this nature are not funny. The question was settled 150 years ago with the lose of more American lives than any other war in our nations history.

    March 11, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  14. basanti

    has he had any education? oh wait! literacy doesnt always translate into education! you know, the ability to think rationally and critically! what a nut job!

    March 11, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  15. Mark Ferbet

    See ya!

    March 11, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  16. sbp

    Conservatives are SO patriotic - unless they're not in power. Then they call for a military coup (and, ipso facto, followed by an authoritarian dictatorship) in order to PRESERVE their idea of our democratic way of life.

    March 11, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  17. worriedmom

    I'll move to Texas if that happens!! Go Chuck!!!

    March 11, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  18. Mike Webb

    I just want everybody to know that were not all stupid and insane down here. Mike Webb native texan

    March 11, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  19. Jim

    Treason anyone? Way to support your country, you flippin moron. And guys like him are the first to start waving flags and claiming patriotism when it suits them. What a helpful, useful guy Chuck Norris is. Too bad his buddy Huck wasn't president, I'm sure this sort of thinking would be doing wonders for the worls right now....

    March 11, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  20. Sig, Los Angeles CA

    Good riddance!

    March 11, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  21. Born and Raised Texan

    I was born and raised in East Texas and I can't believe Chuck Norris is so ignorant as to say such a thing.

    Hey Chuck, my big brother served in Vietnam and he thinks you are a disgrace to your state and your country.

    SHAME ON YOU, CHUCK NORRIS.

    March 11, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  22. phoenix86

    I would be great for Texas.

    March 11, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  23. Mickey

    As as a Martial Artist over 50, "Chuck " has literally lost his mind. And that topee...didn't anyone tell him about the, "Hair Club for Men?" BTW Chuck...stop embarressing the "Arts!"

    March 11, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  24. Sid...Texas

    To start with, Texas has no intention of ever seceding from the USA. Even the thought of Chuck Norris being the President of Texas is definitely a joke that is not funny. He is bad enough playing a Texas Ranger. He even wears a black hat. No Ranger wears a black hat, let alone kicks bad guys through brick walls 3 at a time. Darn, my system is being torn apart trying to laugh out loud, and puke at the same time. It's bad enough having had the last 2 governors that Texas has experienced. We don't want GWB back again either, Please spare Texas of any such fate.....

    March 11, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  25. Cindy

    I love everything about Texas but I am here in Ohio with responsibilities and can't leave! I really love the Kerrville area! Can a home owner secede from the Union? We have about a 1/4 acre of land, can I become my own Country? I know that I work, I know I am financially solvent, I don't buy anything I can't pay cash for! I think I can afford to live without the government in my life!

    March 11, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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