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    Chuck Norris 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.

    George Washington advised, "The great rule of conduct in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial
    relations [and] having with them as little political connection as possible." Yet the Obama administration just pledged $900 million in U.S. taxpayer-funded aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority.

    Thomas Jefferson counseled us, "We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Yet the Feds have just skyrocketed our national deficit and debt by trillions of dollars, and it plans much more fiscal expansion with few expectations of resistance. Despite that George Washington admonished, "To contract new debts is not the way to pay for old ones," we keep borrowing and bailing, while we watch the stock market plunge further every time we do.

    Patrick Henry taught that, "Our Constitution is an instrument for its people to restrain the government." Yet our Congress and president stampede that founding document, overlook its explicitness and manipulate its words to abandon a balance of power and accommodate their own desires, partisan politics and runaway spending.

    John Adams declared that, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." Yet we've bastardized the First Amendment, reinterpreted America's religious history and secularized our society until we ooze skepticism and circumvent religion on every level of public and private life.

    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? We the people have the authority according to America's Declaration of Independence, which states:

    That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    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 and Mexico melts down or whatever, if it really starts to spiral out of control, before America allows a country to become a totalitarian country (which it would have under I think the Republicans as well in this situation; they were taking us to the same place, just slower), 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.

    It was these types of thoughts that led me to utter the tongue-n-cheek frustration on Glenn Beck's radio show, "I may run for president of Texas!"

    I'm not saying that other states won't muster the gumption to stand and secede, but Texas has the history to prove it. As most know, Texas was its own country before it joined the Union as its 28th state. From 1836 to 1846, Texas was its own Republic. Washington-on-the-Brazos (river) served as our Philadelphia, Pa. It was there, on March 2, 1836, where a band of patriots forged the Texas Declaration of Independence. (We just celebrated these dates last week.)



    On March 1, 1845, then-President John Tyler signed a congressional bill annexing the Republic of Texas. Though the annexation resolution never explicitly granted Texas the right to secede from the Union (as is often reported), many (including me) hold that it is implied by its unique autonomy and history, as well as the unusual provision in the resolution that gave Texas the right to divide into as many as five states. Both the original (1836) and the current (1876) Texas Constitutions also declare that "All political power is inherent in the people. they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper."

    Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we'd do if the going got rough in America. Let there be no doubt about that. As Sam Houston once said, "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."

    Just last Friday, the Alamo celebrated its 173rd commemoration, when on March 6, 1836, Texans under Col. William B. Travis were overcome by the Mexican army after a two-week siege at the Alamo in San Antonio. But they didn't go down without a hell-of-a-fight, as those roughly 145 Texans fought to their dying breaths against more than 2,000 Mexican forces under Gen. Santa Anna. (Casualties in the battle were 189 Texans vs. about 1,600 Mexicans.) They lost that battle, but would provide the inspiration to win the war. Their fighting spirit rallied the new-found republic, and still does to this day. So when you think all is lost in America, remember the Alamo!

    For those losing hope, and others wanting to rekindle the patriotic fires of early America, I encourage you to join Fox News' Glenn Beck, me and millions of people across the country in the live telecast, "We Surround Them," on Friday afternoon (March 13 at 5 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. CT and 2 p.m. PST). Thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation. You can host or attend a viewing party by going to Glenn's website. My wife Gena and I will be hosting one from our Texas ranch, in which we've invited many family members, friends and law enforcement to join us. It's our way of saying "We're united, we're tired of the corruption, and we're not going to take it anymore!"

    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."

    (Note: Speaking of showdowns, Chuck is also inviting anyone near the Houston area this weekend to see a good example of the raw Texas fighting spirit by joining him and others for the national martial arts event, "Showdown in H-Town.
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    I saw beck's interviews with norris.. I gained a lot more respect for him from what he said.. he also said he had guns all over his ranch and that he is not a hunter! I am looking forward to the special tomorrow. and hope many others will tune in and people start taking action on a new level... because obviously it hasn't been working the way things have been going lately.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    I've been getting Chuck's emails through Human Events for awhile now. I've been very impressed with his values and opinions. I also read his terrific book "Black Belt Patriotism". It is rumored that he would have been Ron Paul's running mate, if he had gotten the nomination.

    I could see Texas seceding from the union, probably right after Montana does. Now I have to decide which of these "new countries" I want to immigrate too.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellM5 View Post
    I've been getting Chuck's emails through Human Events for awhile now. I've been very impressed with his values and opinions. I also read his terrific book "Black Belt Patriotism". It is rumored that he would have been Ron Paul's running mate, if he had gotten the nomination.

    I could see Texas seceding from the union, probably right after Montana does. Now I have to decide which of these "new countries" I want to immigrate too.
    One in the summer and the other in the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Patrick Henry taught that, "Our Constitution is … an instrument for its people to restrain the government." Yet our Congress and president stampede that founding document, overlook its explicitness and manipulate its words to abandon a balance of power and accommodate their own desires, partisan politics and runaway spending.
    ...and yet it's WE who keep voting in those who flaunt the Constitution and betray the Spirit of American values. To quote Pogo: "We have met the enemy, and he is us!"
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    Hell, I am looking to move to TX jsut cause that is the only place I think would not put up with it. Looking up near Graham, Mineral Wells, Seymour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomsAdvocate View Post
    Hell, I am looking to move to TX jsut cause that is the only place I think would not put up with it. Looking up near Graham, Mineral Wells, Seymour.
    We have some friends that used to be in our home school group when their daughter and ours were young that live in Graham now. They think it is a nice little town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektarr View Post
    ...and yet it's WE who keep voting in those who flaunt the Constitution and betray the Spirit of American values. To quote Pogo: "We have met the enemy, and he is us!"
    Its is the majority, yes. But that is why the Founders thought unbridled democracy to be a dangerous thing. That is the purpose of the constitution, to regulate these majorities from stomping on us, the minority.

    In other words, it shouldn't matter that the majority wants to take our rights from us, because they are inaliable, no matter who the majority elects.

    BTW, the "we" (they) that vote these people in, want the constitution to be trampled upon, as long as it "benefits" them.

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    I don't disagree, Utimmer, but that's the system we have as it's evolved. We've forgotten that this is a Republic...NOT a Democracy!...and we suffer the indignities of Democracy as a result. The Majority will control the rest of us because we allow them to, and the toehold they've achieved over all this time will make it very hard to dislodge them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektarr View Post
    I don't disagree, Utimmer, but that's the system we have as it's evolved. We've forgotten that this is a Republic...NOT a Democracy!...and we suffer the indignities of Democracy as a result. The Majority will control the rest of us because we allow them to, and the toehold they've achieved over all this time will make it very hard to dislodge them.
    The "spine" of our Republic was States' Rights. The "musculature" is the people who put the Constitution and our rights above federal power. The "spine was broken by Abe Lincoln, and then the events of the Carpetbagger era in the South. The muscles have been trying to keep this Union functioning ever since, but everytime we grow weary or distracted those who are only interested in forming a more powerful federal government make a new incursion.

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