Chuck Norris vs. the Leftist Blogosphere

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Chicken Little ran a commune? I suspect it would look like this collectivist freak-out of a response by the left-wing blogosphere to an op-ed by actor/martial artist/pitchman Chuck Norris.

Yes, that Chuck Norris.

Norris wrote an op-ed column on WorldNetDaily -- generally regarded by most as a sort of politically-themed, right-wing National Enquirer -- called "I may run for president of Texas." Here's a sample containing what appears to be the most inflammatory content, but read the whole thing.

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. 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 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, where we've invited many family members, friends, and law enforcement  officials 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."

The sheep are predictably bleating in protest about the Walker, Texas Ranger star's rhetoric. Norris claims that "if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state," then he and others may be forced to rise up against tyranny. He then cites selected passages from the Founders that (of course) support his point of view, and he cites a passage from the Declaration of Independence.