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. michael

    See Ya Texas! Don't let door hit you in the...

    March 11, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  2. Bob

    Do ya mean we could get rid to Chuck Norris AND Texas at the same time?? I say let's go for it! Hollywood and the USA would be better without either of them!

    March 11, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  3. Debbie

    I'll vote for Chuck Norris

    March 11, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  4. peter

    These republicans know the party is over,the demographics are so against them,the minority vote is just to big for the gop to overcome,the gop will have to get 66% of the white vote to win the whitehouse in 4yrs,in 2016 the gop will have to get 68% of the white vote to win. in we all know thats immpossible to do so i wont be suprise if the gop try to change the law of this country to break free from the union. because they just dont have the numbers anymore.

    March 11, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  5. Klaus

    Hilarious how the people who spent the last eight years lecturing everyone else about "patriotism" can't wait to turn traitor when they get booted out of power. I always love America, even when I disagree with the people in the White House. It's a shame the same can't be said for Mr. Norris.

    March 11, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  6. Thomas Paine

    Chuck Norris....... this isn't a movie moron. We didn't 'quit' American during George Bush's 8-year catastrophy. Guess what genius, this is our country not your toy throw a tantrum and go crying home. So are you a traitor? Or just stupid Chuck?..... What an idiot.

    March 11, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  7. Sara

    I've been saying this for years...PLEASE just let Texas secede already. Why don't you take Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana with you? Thanks a bunch.

    March 11, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  8. Bill

    And who said the Republican Party has been taken over by extremists?

    Chuck is a white Southener upset over having a black president. Look around, Chuck...the chairman of the RNC is black as well, so maybe you don't want to be a Republican any more either. Switch to the'll fit right in.

    March 11, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  9. rob

    You should just leave the country Chuck... We're fine without you, your lousy movies and your hairbrain politics. We got all the change we need. Some right wing Hollyweird change isn't necessary. But thanks for asking.

    March 11, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  10. Michelle

    Yeah!!!! He has my vote. How much longer are we going to put up with what the government is doing? The bailout plan that Obama was selling the other night, is it really for all AMERICANS like he suggested? The bailout plan took out e-verify, which means that it can give jobs to illegals since they will not be verifying if they are citizens or not. Healthcare, is that for AMERICANS or illegals? If it is for illegals, they will come at an even faster rate and it will no longer cover Americans. Obama wants us to pay our taxes but how many people that he wanted for his cabinet have not paid their taxes. I will move to Texas is a heartbeat if I can get away from all these people that think we can give to others and not take care of the legal people of this country. By the way, how many of you think that it is a good use of tax payers dollars to pay for abortions in other countries that we are now paying for?

    March 11, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  11. John williams

    i glad someone is speaking out about the gravity of the direction this country is going.

    March 11, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  12. Paul

    who's Chuck Norris?

    March 11, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  13. Just a Mom

    Wow! Norris is just unbelievably insane.

    March 11, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  14. Chris

    I'm not a fan of this guy but the people who are ranting and resorting to name calling need to realize that succession is part of Texas' constitution. This is nothing new!

    March 11, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  15. Sue

    I hope Rush and Hannity are happy-now that they have encouraged people to take to the streets with their guns, Norris intends to lead the charge. Isn't this treason?

    March 11, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  16. Sue

    a) nut job b) egomaniac

    March 11, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  17. Vinny

    Republicans "pal-around" with treasonists.

    March 11, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  18. historyteach

    After it fought for and gained independence from Mexico, Texans all but begged the US to annex them as a US state! Sam Houston is rolling over in his grave right now.

    March 11, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  19. wtxman

    What makes all of you think that the government or the other states has the right to keep any state in this union? Just because Lincoln violated the constitution and ruled by force? I don't believe that was our founders intent. The government is supposed to do the will of the people not the other way around. A lot of us are ready to leave!

    March 11, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  20. OzarksWisdom

    Looks like most of you are happy to hammer on Mr. Norris and would prefer to turn a blind eye to our president's fixation on becoming a Hugo Chavez wanna-be.

    March 11, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  21. Nick from Boise

    The South does provide, what, 50-85% of the agricultural resources of the USA... for those who say they'd be a third world country if they seceded, you forget that those left behind would have to eat their Fords because the chicken, pork, and beef industries are all in the south... along with most of the vegetables (grain is simple middle, but the midwest is likely to side with Texas as well).

    March 11, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  22. Kimberly in Arizona

    This LOON makes me want to UP CHUCK! I am anxious to see how many repukes jump on his band wagon, even though he has ZERO experience, and ZERO qualifications to be mayor of a city, let alone president of a state...Atleast when the democrat actors come out for causes they DONATE MONEY and work their buns off for charities, this wanna be infomercial loon just wants to be the cowboy he plays on walker texas ranger. This guy is completely out of touch with reality, and does NOTHING for anyone but himself! LOSER!!! What is with the repukes and their need to have celebrities run their lives...JOKES!

    March 11, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  23. Larry, Apex, North Carolina

    TEXAS: Please leave!! You are nothing but a canker sore on the rest of the nation. Your gun totin', pea brained mentality is needed to "protect" the Mexican border. What a bunch of macho idiots! You think you are so tough, but you are really one of the sources of humor for the rest of the country.

    March 11, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  24. Virginia Patriot

    I suggest that the obamatrons shredding Norris actually read the US Constitution. They would learn that the Framers were not idiots. They included an escape clause because they knew that people like Obama would come to power and we may have to reset the government to avoid a certain, future tyranny.

    March 11, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  25. John

    I heard that Texas was the only state to be a part of the union by treaty so they can secede. Does that mean that we can kick them out? Cool.

    March 11, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
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