March 12th, 2009
05:06 AM ET
11 years ago

Chuck Norris for president … of Texas

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Fannin, Houston, TX

    1836 all over again! I like it. The Republic of Texas rises again! Over a hundred years later, we still consider ourselves Texan first and American second.

    March 11, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  2. XT

    Chuck is just an actor, so calm down. Texas can't leave the union and I don't want it too. But Texas is a strong state and can whip the !!@!@ out of any of you other state'sanytime, anywhere! We are always ready. Texas rules!!!

    March 11, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  3. No Incumbents 2010

    Abraham Lincoln. He said in 1847 on the floor of Congress:

    “Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is the most valuable, the most sacred right, a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.”

    That was 14 years before the South seceded. and let's not forget how America seceded from the tyranny of Great Britain.
    It's not cutting and running it's standing up to the tyranny of a government who burned the Constitution years ago!

    March 11, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  4. alfio

    Chuck, go back to sell exercise machines... you seem more talented than entering politics...

    March 11, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  5. independent

    Forget about seceding, think of the benefits if, instead, we sell Texas to Mexico!

    The sales proceeds could be used to fully fund Social Security and Medicare, or pay down the debt, or fund the infrastructure rebuildling needed across the country. In addition, the price of foreign-produced gasoline is much cheaper than domestically produced gasoline, so our energy costs will decline.

    Unfortunately, we would lose Chuck Norris and former Presidents Bush and Bush. We would also lose Tex-Mex would become Mex-Mex food.

    Hmmm. Let's think about it.


    March 11, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  6. bill in Houston

    Ive been around Texas for 9 years – I know exactly what wed do if the going got rough in America

    We would keep working and holding true to the values that have made Texas a great state – courage, hard work, and letting others be.

    My county, Harris voted for Obama. We are the largest county and the largest city in Texas. Houston and Austin (and San Antonio?) are both Democratic cities Chuck. Leave us out of your misguided plans

    March 11, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
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