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. John

    ALL RIGHT!!! Go for it. We could make Puerto Rico a State and not have to change the flag!!!

    March 11, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  2. New Day

    OMG!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SECEDE!!!!! Take the south with you!!!! hehehehe Why is he talking politics? I guess his total gym sales arent doing to well

    March 11, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. Erick in AL

    WOW! I was a Walker fan.This guy is old and crazy.Isn't that what Todd Palin wants in Alaska??? Get over it GOP!

    March 11, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  4. Tom

    Chuck Norris invented Kentucky Fried Chicken's famous secret recipe, with eleven herbs and spices. But nobody ever mentions the twelfth ingredient: Fear.

    March 11, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  5. Philip

    *Facepalm

    March 11, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  6. bitter_in_pa

    He would be the second-dumbest president from Texas ever.

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  7. debbie

    As my dad used to say: "Don't let the door hit you in the a– on your way out!"

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  8. W

    Ummmm...thats treason....just like Sarah Palins Husband advicating Alaska leaving the Union. These people are not Patriots as they claim, but cowards and enemies of the State.

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  9. Chris, Fort Worth, TX

    These are dangerous, and treasonous, statements by Chuck Norris. If the same comments were made by the leader of a hate or terrorist group that person would be in federal custody.

    What scares me is that one of these "cell groups" will take what Mr. Norris said to heart. Chuck Norris needs to be made an example of before anything gets out of hand.

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  10. Kevin

    Where are the Republicans on this comment? Here is another Republican who seems to want to secede his home state from the union! Does Rush want him to fail as well?

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  11. Independent FL voter

    Actually, the more I think on this, the more awesome it sounds. Chucky can be pres, Rush can be VP, they can name Ann Coulter Secretary (not of anything, just Secretary), and Eric Cantor can be Chief Spokeswhiner. They can form a strategic alliance with Alaska when Todd Palin finally convinces Sarah to secede, and trade their oil back and forth. Sarah can warn them when Putin rears his head in Alaskan airspace, and Chucky can keep an eye on Raoul Castro for her. The dittoheads will have their choice of a warm or cold climate to secede to, and the rest of us can build a giant fence to keep them out of America. Then, when their piddly little nation-states go to hell in a handbasket and they all come creeping back we can arrest them as illegal aliens and deport them back to the United Asylum of Texaska.

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  12. KD

    Let them go ... PLEASE

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  13. Pat Omaha, NE

    Great! Take those who want to leave the Union and.leave....Bye,bye!!
    No one wants to "mess with Texas" anyway since no one likes to mess
    with...well. you know...!

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  14. concerned

    it is sad to compare Michael Moore to Chuck Norris.. you need not agree with M.M., but at least he is coherent.

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  15. Independent FL voter

    Actually, the more I think on this, the more awesome it sounds. Chucky can be pres, Rush can be VP, they can name Ann Coulter Secretary (not of anything, just Secretary), and Eric Cantor can be Chief Spokeswhiner. They can form a strategic alliance with Alaska when Todd Palin finally convinces Sarah to secede, and trade their oil back and forth. Sarah can warn them when Putin rears his head in Alaskan airspace, and Chucky can keep an eye on Raoul Castro for her. The dittoheads will have their choice of a warm or cold climate to secede to, and the rest of us can build a giant fence to keep them out of America. Then, when their piddly little nation-states go to hell in a handbasket and they all come creeping back we can arrest them as illegal aliens and deport them back to the United Asylum of Texaska.

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  16. dirty basterd

    Chuck i think that you should do exactly what you plan on doing and Trivet could be your vice president, but hold on isn't TrIvet black. ahhhhhh i don't think that would work in Texas.

    March 11, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  17. Independent FL voter

    Actually, the more I think on this, the more awesome it sounds. Chucky can be pres, Rush can be VP, they can name Ann Coulter Secretary (not of anything, just Secretary), and Eric Cantor can be Chief Spokeswhiner. They can form a strategic alliance with Alaska when Todd Palin finally convinces Sarah to secede, and trade their oil back and forth. Sarah can warn them when Putin rears his head in Alaskan airspace, and Chucky can keep an eye on Raoul Castro for her. The dittoheads will have their choice of a warm or cold climate to secede to, and the rest of us can build a giant fence to keep them out of America. Then, when their piddly little nation-states go to hell in a handbasket and they all come creeping back we can arrest them as illegal aliens and deport them back to the United Asylum of Texaska.

    March 11, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  18. Veronica

    So much for the Republicans and "God Bless the U.S.A." Is this secession going to be through armed conflict? If so, you're going to lose Norris. This is not Hollywood, and you are a traitor. Try it, and the only "cell" you're going to be interacting with is at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
    The Republicans are always claiming to be the "real" Americans, but when they lose a constitutionally correct democratic election, some of them want to SECEDE from the union. I say "some of them", because I'd like to know how the rest of Texas–the vast majority of Texans–feel about leaving the union?? Maybe YOU should leave Chuck. What's tha old Republican refrain "America, love it or leave it." But you're going to have to leave Texas behind.

    March 11, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  19. JLS

    Wish Bruce Lee were alive to kick ole Chuck's butt. What a joke.

    March 11, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  20. mb-texas

    He lost it.I thought he was a good person and a good actor but
    he shows his real colors .Just because his Huckabee did not
    find his way Norris now has lost his way.He speaks only for a small group so do not pay any attention to his latest tyrade.

    March 11, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  21. RBNX

    Well i guess they wouldnt get any stimulus funds they so badly need now either? Can someone report chuck norris to the FBI Please. We americans need him investigated . You just lost a fan chuck .
    How old is he anyway? its hard to run your own country on social security....

    Hey Chuck moved to the moon ....you lunatic..

    March 11, 2009 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  22. Proud to be an American

    I used to think that Chuck Norris loved this country. If this ticker is true, I am appalled. Does he actually favor another civil war in our great nation? Didn't Abraham Lincoln say the following? "Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure." Are we actually going back to that? Chuck Norris, if you seriously advocate secession from the union, you are the enemy of the state. I am proud of this nation, proud of our President, and proud of the great men and women who have made us what we are. You would tear that apart? As a veteran, I take exceptional offense at your not-so-subtle suggestion. I don't know how many other veterans agree with me, but I didn't serve to watch someone like you tear up my country. Thank you.

    March 11, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  23. sean burns

    Hey he can have Texas as long as he takes Bush and Rove and Meiers and the rest of the *%*@#!&*#@! there with him.

    March 11, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  24. Tyrone Scott

    I don't want to EVER, ever ever ever hear another right wing conservative tell me or any other Democrat or Liberal that we are "Un-American"...if this is not the most domestic terrorist, unpatriotic, ridiculous thing I've heard from someone of his stature. You people really need to just leave the country in haste now. This is getting tiring and old hat. And what he's talking about is if "s- starts popping off, we're (Texans) are going to grab our guns and start shooting people". Sounds wacko, I mean Waco to me. Arrest this man please and put him UNDER Gitmo.....oh by the way, never watch his 1980's movies ever again!

    March 11, 2009 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  25. farva15

    Good bye.

    March 11, 2009 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
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