Saturday, March 14, 2009

Speak for Yourself, Chuck Norris

Straight from Chuck Norris's own blog post, "I may run for president of Texas":

On Glenn Beck's radio show last week, I quipped in response to our wayward federal government, "I may run for president of Texas."

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.

From the East Coast to the "Left Coast," America seems to be moving further and further from its founders' vision and government.

Norris then goes on to list all of the bad things he sees Obama doing:

  • Aid to Gaza
  • Increasing the deficit
  • "Stampeding" the Constitution
  • Secularizing the country
This, of course is accompanied by references to our "Founding Fathers." For each offense, Norris juxtaposes Obama's actions with the intents of leaders of old. Of course, if we want to go down the "what did the founders intend" road, we could also point out that they intended for blacks to be slaves, for women to be invisible in the eyes of the law, for poor people to have no political agency, and for the country to be ruled by a small, educated, landed, and elite minority of white men. But then we would be letting facts get in the way.
How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution?
Yes, when will we listen to our leaders and get overthrow the government when we don't like the people who are leading it? Oh wait, I think I know the answer. 2010 and 2012 - our next congressional and presidential elections! After all, isn't one of the good things about this country supposed to be that we can vote out leaders we don't approve of? In fact, didn't we just do that a few months ago? Yeah, we thought the Republicans had screwed up our country so much that we voted in this new guy. What was his name again? Oh yeah, Barack Obama, they guy Norris is complaining about.

So, Norris is saying that we should abondon our practice of a peiceful transer of power, overthow the will of the people expressed in a mostly free and fair election, and break away to form a new country. Didn't we do this already, in 1860?
When I appeared on Glenn Beck's radio show, he told me that someone had asked him, "Do you really believe that there is going to be trouble in the future?" And he answered, "If this country starts to spiral out of control... Americans won't stand for it. There will be parts of the country that will rise up." Then Glenn asked me and his listening audience, "And where's that going to come from?" He answered his own question, "Texas, it's going to come from Texas. Do you agree with that Chuck?" I replied, "Oh yeah!" Definitely.
So, he thinks Texas will be the first state to seceed.

He then invites readers to join him, Beck, and other conservates for a telecast about the current "crisis." He ends with this:
Again, Sam Houston put it well when he gave the marching orders, "We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: None is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope! Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father's name."
We should all be paying attention, so that these not jobs can't scheme in secret.

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