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. kay

    Let them go as far as I'm concerned. I've been to Texas and it is hot, bug ridden and full of bigoted people stomping around in high heeled boots and huge hats congratulating each other for being the toughest guys in the country.

    Texas sucks......

    March 11, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  2. Ilse Leiker

    THAT is treason, Chucky...some American you are.

    March 11, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. cant we all just get along

    What a terrible American. This guy should be thrown out of the country never again aloud to step foot in this nation again untill Texas finally breaks away.(NEVER) Chuck Norris once an American hero now just a victim of poop mouth

    March 11, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  4. Dave

    I think he is trying to get Rush's job as head of the Republican party!!!!!

    March 11, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  5. Taylor B1

    The man is sick...sick in the head and sick in the heart. I pity him and anyone who chooses to follow such insanity.

    March 11, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  6. Schneider (D) - CA

    hahahahahahahaha.....*deep breath* ... hahahahahahahaha

    The Republicans get funnier every day! You can't make this stuff up!

    Chuck Norris... hahahahahaha... what a moron!

    March 11, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  7. Ron

    I hardly ever say this, but....what an idiot!!!! Another one of those "my way or the highway" conservatives. Here's a suggestion, about letting Mexico have texas back. We'll go with just 49 states.

    March 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  8. Matt

    Chuck Norris' infinite wisdom could cure us of the economic crisis. Too bad Chuck Norris' infinite wisdom is only for Chuck Norris.

    March 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  9. Tim

    I find it funny that the left wing media at a time our country is in great trouble keeps trying to divert attention away from the mistakes of the Obama Administration. Every day a story about Rush or Palin and now we even have to cover what "Walker Texas Ranger" said.

    How about some stories about the problems of the party in power, in case you don't know it is the Democratic Party!

    March 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  10. GTseven

    A little Texas history to explain where Norris was coming from . . . When Texas joined the union, it reserved the right to either secede (leave the union) or divide itself into five states. Those rights were revoked when Texas re-joined the Union after the Civil War. Many Texans still believe we have the right to legally secede. Spend some time in Texas and you'll understand why it has nationalistic tendencies. Flags flown over Texas: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, USA, Confederate States, USA.

    March 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  11. Chava`

    Check your Texas history people. Texas is the ONLY state in the union that can become a separate country. It could secede legally.

    March 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  12. Rhonda

    Basically every reason our founding fathers listed in the Declaration of Independence as a reason to break away from the crown can be listed by states today as reasons why they want to break away from the union.

    March 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  13. Damien

    So, so UN-American !! Shameful, plain and simple.

    March 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  14. GrogInOhio

    What exactly is wrong with Texas and Texans of late? Something in the water down there?

    March 11, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  15. flybyshoeing

    World Net Daily? Ha Ha Ha.

    March 11, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  16. Melody Pereira

    Hmm... I think Mr. Norris' entertainment career just came to a complete and abrupt end. No movie producer or network sponsor will be touching him with a ten-foot pole anymore. He just pulled the political equivelant of a Chris Brown.

    March 11, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  17. Ticker Shock

    What a goober.

    March 11, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  18. Kris

    What has happened to this guy. Has he gone crazy or what? I knew he was ultra-conservative, but really!

    March 11, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  19. Sandra

    ROFL ... LMAO ...Chuck, you're too funny. Go for it and take the entire right wing with you, maybe your party can handle this one state because over the last 8 years you brainiacs sured screwed up the rest of the states. Cut & run Texas!!!

    March 11, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  20. abraxis

    Yes, let Chuck be a president of his own country but not anywhere near the USA.

    What a nut job!

    March 11, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  21. Matt Bennett

    I vote for succession now! Chuck can round up all the dissidents and troublemakers and deal with them personally. No more coddling in a cushy prison.

    March 11, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  22. Oregonian

    I think Chuck is lookig for a new movie role. Or thinks he is living in one!

    March 11, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  23. Jay

    All those years of martial arts of clearly had an effect – he's lost what's left of his mind (if he ever had any).

    March 11, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  24. Matthew

    All joking aside, Chuck Norris in making this statement is bordering on treason as this statement could be construed as a endorsement for the state of Texas to engage in war against the United States.

    From the U.S. Constitution
    Article 3, Section 3 – Treason

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    March 11, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  25. Andres

    And this guy has a cheerleader in Fox Nws and Glenn Beck. The Far Right is scary and militant. Where were these people when Bush/Cheney led he biggest government eve? Oh, I forgot, its not really about principles.

    March 11, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
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