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. MarkH

    Norris the traitor – never thought I'd think those words.

    March 11, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  2. Me

    Chuck Norris can run for the presidency of a country that isn't even real. And win.

    March 11, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  3. ....

    Wow. There isn't much you can say to that. Chuck Norris has got to be losing it or something.

    March 11, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  4. Mike in Texas

    I live in Texas and totally disagree with Chuck Norris. For those who bash Texas you are either A)trying to be humorous but sorely failing or B)a complete moron and should join Chuck and find some far off land in the middle of the Sahara so your brains can fry quicker.

    March 11, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  5. Bob

    PLEASE let Texas leave the union.

    And tell them to take OK, MS, AL, AK, NE, KS, SC, ID, WY, UT, TN and KY with them.

    Think of how much stronger a nation we'll be without all that dead weight...

    March 11, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  6. Bruce from Oregon

    OMG, what a joke. Norris the President of Texas. How about King of Texas? Then Bush could be Court Jester. He's had 8 years of experience at that position.

    March 11, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  7. Osama bin Norris?

    First we get the annoited kind of the GOP telling us he's wishing for Obama to fail ...

    .. then we've got some Republican clown suggesting to his fellow partymen that they've got to use the Taliban as a model for fighting Obama's leadership.

    ... and now we've got some a famous conservative taking tough against America citing "thousands of cell groups" that he can call to arms.

    The right-winger's is this country would have never allowed a Democrat to talk like that during Bush's reign. What a bunch of disgusting hypocrites.

    March 11, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  8. Phil Plaza

    Norris the nut ought to be happy he lives in a country that allows crackpots like him to show their stupidy. Many other countries would have this bad actor locked up and put away for treason or worse. He should move to a country of his choice. I am sure most Texans don't agree with him but hey....Norris the nut can say what he wants. Good luck Texan Republicans.

    March 11, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  9. Vic

    Any true Texan knows that Chuck Norris is talking about reacting, not proacting, in his reference to Texas's regaining its independence. After all, we Texans know that to date, we've existed under six flags, and that great big LONE STAR didn't appear on our flag without reason. So not to worry - Mr. Norris is just showing his Texas pride in volunteering for its presidency should the need ever arise.

    March 11, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  10. zch24

    Chuck you, Norris! 🙂

    March 11, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  11. Realist

    Quote: "with the way things are going right now – it maybe California the first state to secede from the union"

    More likely to be rejected by and thrown out of Union!

    March 11, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  12. Nick

    “thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation”

    Is FBI investigating these cell groups? Isn't plotting to secede from the union treason? Throw them in Gitmo, I say.

    March 11, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  13. jason

    let them secede. most won't miss texas.

    March 11, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  14. K Lustik

    If ever there was a true traitor of the United States. Chuck is it

    March 11, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  15. swschrad

    sounds like a terrorist to me.

    March 11, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. Everyman

    Chuck, we tried that in South Carolina a few years ago. It didn't work out to well for us.

    March 11, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  17. Brown

    I am sure you will find alot of Texans and others to be onboard.

    March 11, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  18. Butch

    Laugh it up, liberals. When Obama and his Democratic cronies in Congress have finished destroying what's left of the United States, the Union may very well fall apart on it's own. Don't be surprised to see five or six autonomous regional governments replace the arrangement we have now. Ever hear of the breakup of the U.S.S.R.? Nobody ever thought that was possible ten years before it happened either. If and when our current government decides to go the route of the commies, I'll be happy to join Chuck in Texas. Who knows, maybe I'll move to the new nation of Montana. Remember that not all of us have fallen down slobbering to worship at Obama's feet.

    March 11, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  19. Tammy

    Cripes. I used to like watching this guy in movies. What happened to him? Hit in the head a few too many times?

    March 11, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  20. sergantmajor

    well the way the democratic party is pushing their socialistic agenda,, i give you 2 years,, lots of states will become sovereing nations,,away from the bozos in dc,,,, at this point everything is better than what we have now,,

    March 11, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  21. Eric

    GOOD RIDDANCE! The United States of America would be well served if all the bigoted hicks (i.e. the majority of those who voted for Bush) move out and form their own country.

    March 11, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  22. Ron

    Leave it Chuck Norris to get it TOTALLY wrong. The Texas constitution allows for the state to elect to split itself into five separate states. This was a condition of the original admission into the Union, as the Republic of Texas was an independent nation. There is NO provision for leaving the US and the Supreme Court has made that amply clear since the War of Northern Aggression in the 1860s. Now, on the other hand, if Texas were to become a separate nation again, it would supplant France as a dominant financial and industrial power. Wouldn't that bust their buttons?

    The idea of splitting Texas into five entities with a total of 10 US Senators has made the rounds of every session of the Texas legislature as long as I have been watching them, but no one seems to take this as a serious idea. So, Chuck Norris is not going to become President of Texas, the Union survives and Texans are proud of their extremely diverse cultural and geographic heritage. God Bless America!

    March 11, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  23. Californian patriot

    Secession isn't illegal, it's provided for in the constitution. I would move to Texas and vote for him.

    March 11, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  24. Beasley from East Texas

    My ancestors have been in Texas since before it was a state and I think Chuck Norris is one big fat head. Where is your patriotism to your country, Chuck?

    I won't be buying your Total Gym equipment, Chuckster and I want watch your shows anymore. No more "Texas Ranger" for me. I can't stand to look at the man, now.

    I am 83 years old and very little surprises me now; however, this really got my dander up. Chuck, you are one big fool.

    March 11, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  25. Randy

    Hey there Chuck,
    I lived in Houston, Texas for 7 years. Texas is on of the worst states in the union to live. So many religious rednecks it is unbelievable. All the Texans with an IQ greater the Geo. Bush's 90 will leave if you cede and I have no problem with that.

    March 11, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
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