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. Pinai

    Chuck Norris can break Texas off from America with one roundhorse kick.

    March 11, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. chris

    Oh, and I forgot....what is it exactly that the Republicans are offering us this time to make things good for everyone? No new ideas, just the free hand of the market and no new taxes. Look where that got us.

    March 11, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  3. Madcitychick

    Wow, Chuck who knew you were such a racist and crazy as a bedbug to boot?! I guess after years of trying to make it in Hollywood only to end up selling fitness machines on tv would make me a little nuts too. See ya Chuck, take all the other loons and lemmings with ya!!

    March 11, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. Scott

    Crop circles are Chuck Norris' way of telling corn to lay down!!!

    March 11, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. gerry mcgarvey

    Palin, Joe the Plumber, Limbaugh, Coulter, etc maybe they all could move to the south. Maybe we should have let the south secede back in 1860. Southerners crack me up they receive more federal dollars per capita than the rest of the country and produce the least amount of money for the treasury. Their grip on power is slipping away and they don't like it.

    March 11, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  6. Dave

    Um, Chuck – first of all, you are a loon.

    Second of all, I sorta think the president has the armed forces on his side.

    March 11, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  7. Andrew

    Isnt the north the hardest hit in this recession? What idiot thinks the north keeps this country running? With cities like Detriot, Cleveland, Buffalo....etc....if the south left the north would be screwed.

    March 11, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  8. What The Chuck?

    Chuck Norris, patriot.

    March 11, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  9. Richard L

    What PHONY patriotism! If things don't go his way, Chuck Norris turns into a traitor and indicates he might support secession.

    March 11, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  10. Wade, Phx

    "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. "
    Thomas Jefferson.

    Words to live by.

    March 11, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  11. Adrian Veidt

    This is about as relevant as Chuck's movie career.

    He's a washed up B-lister. Who cares if he's also a right-wing extremist?

    March 11, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  12. Cesar

    Hey Chuck you better get in line George W. is already running

    March 11, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. Jimmy

    A advocate of splitting the USA. Guess Noris will not be a our TV anymore. I now have no respect. OMG another RUSH LIMBAugh

    March 11, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  14. Candace

    When I first saw the "Chuck Norris eyes the presidency" headline, I was amused...then I read the article, and now I'm HIGHLY amused.

    March 11, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  15. T

    Yea right...........President of what?

    March 11, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  16. Hyrion

    He is JOKING ppl :P

    March 11, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  17. Chris

    Country First, eh?

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  18. Bob Archer

    At first I thought this was a movie idea, but he seems to be serious. Can't stop laughing.

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  19. Mike in Kansas

    My bad miss read. I agree with Accountability

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  20. drew

    Chuck Norris, please you're an over botoxed fool!
    Reconstruction is over!

    – A Texan

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  21. Wade, Phx

    "We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution."
    Eric Hoffer

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  22. kman821

    If we were to compare his intelligence to his acting ability ... he would be an Academy Award winner! Thank goodness there's plenty of room in the GOP for all the whack jobs on the extreme right.

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  23. Time for Term Limits

    Norris would win in a landslide. As an independent territory, Texas would not have suffer the high taxation, unfunded mandates and debt obligations imposed on the states. Texas should succeed so the federal government realizes that it needs to change its ways. It makes total sense. Why does the rest of the country always look to Texas to bail out the country then the run the country with names, like Lyndon Johnson, Bush 41, Bush 43, Sam Rayburn and Jim Wright. The other 49 states are very needy and dependent on Texas.

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  24. Vietnam vet

    I thought this dude was a patriot. Wrong again, I guess. Guess these rightwing 'mericans think patriotism means supporting the country when they're in power. Oh, by the way, I am a conservative, but not an ideologue.

    March 11, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  25. Not so bright...

    Huckabee and his side kick Chuck think that dinosaurs and humans used to hang out together.

    Shouldn't that pretty much disqualify them from being elected to anything but the Whackadoodle Club?

    March 11, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
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