March 25, 2009

Chuck Norris commentary on Mexico and the drug war

Posted: 10:20 AM ET

By actor Chuck Norris

Do you ever wonder how we can conquer the Middle East but can't close our own borders?

In the news just this past week was this small sampling of headlines: "Locals, Feds Prepare for Any Escalation of Mexican Border Violence"; "(New Mexico) delegation asks for border task force"; "Texas lawmakers angered by border security money being spent in other regions"; "U.S. Sues Railroad Over Smugglers"; "Border drain open for hours before 8 entered it."

More than 7,000 lives have been lost in Mexico's drug wars in just the past 14 months. Nine in 10 guns recovered from those crime scenes have come from the United States. Border towns are experiencing outrageous escalations in crime, including more than 300 drug-related kidnappings in Phoenix alone in 2008. (Most involved Mexican immigrants with ties to drug cartels.)

Isn't it time we finally built a wall that works? Isn't it time for us to quit restricting our border agents by granting illegals more rights than our citizens? Isn't it time we post military personnel at particularly hot illegal crossings?

Instead of shifting tens of millions of dollars from investigating employers guilty of hiring illegal immigrants to fighting Mexican drug cartels, the Obama administration should leave that money alone and hunt down the $100 million-plus that AIG executives robbed from taxpayers for their bonuses.


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Question Authority   March 25th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

Dittoes to Chuck Norris....Yes!

His recent appearance on Alex Jones

p r o v e s he is an: AWAKE!~AWARE! American citizen.

As he correctly implies A. I. G. = Adventures In Greed.


Remember.....what GHWBush said to White House reporter
Sarah McClendon in 1992: "If the people were to ever find
out what we have done, we would be chased down the
streets and lynched." [Regarding Mena drug airport.]

Question Authority: Do your own soul~satisfying research.
Question Authority: Do your own soul~satisfying research.

Mel Goldberg   March 25th, 2009 1:25 pm ET

Why don't you make a movie on how it should be done and send it to Washington so they can wake up to reality. Talking about it to this intelectual imbeciles will get you no where,they have to show like 3 year olds. I really belive sometimes they do not understand the printed word,just picture.

Donna   March 25th, 2009 1:25 pm ET

Larry King,
Please get rid of that moving in and out sign in the lower right of the screen, I can't listen while that thing flashes at me!

Mel Goldberg   March 25th, 2009 1:26 pm ET

I jut snt an E-mail and you said I ent iot befor,no way

Ted from Germany   March 25th, 2009 1:29 pm ET

Our politicians are elected to serve the people of the USA, nothing else! Yet they spend more time and thoughts on how poor mexicans should make a living, on the security of Israel, freedom for Iraq and Aphganistan, etc. Those actions cost a lot of money and should be spent to improve the life of US citizens, who pay for all those many times senseless actions.
Close the border to Mexico, deport all illegals who have criminal records, hunt down and shoot all those who smuggle to and sell drugs in the USA.
We have no problems to shoot innocent women and children in Iraq and Aphganistan, why all that shyness when it comes to the drug dealers from south of the border?

JIM CARROLL INTERNET FREE PRESS   March 25th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent
will not; nothing is more common than unseccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education
will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence and
determination alone are omnipotent.” Obama has what it takes.
Calvin Coolidge

Jim Carroll

Dodie from Irvine, CA   March 25th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

Way to Go, Chuck Norris!!

I am very happy to hear other Orange County residents are also concerned about our borders.

In working for Careunit of Orange in the 1990s, I saw first hand how devastating drugs can be, not only for the individuals but also for the family members.

I am very thankful that a famous actor is willing to speak out and set a precedence.

Thank You


Kari Hendrickson   March 25th, 2009 5:07 pm ET

I think our government doesn’t want a wall up. There is too much money going into our governments hands by not putting a wall up. This has been going on for many years. If it was important to our government, something would be already done. We spend more time and endless amounts of money on other countries than we do our own. Right now the lower and middle class that are the BACKBONE of this country are hurting because of an irresponsible government; insurance companies, and banks whoever else gets OVER paid! I would like to challenge the people in the government to live off of $30,000 with a family of 4 for 5 years to see what us Backbone of Americans live like. Then get out there and run a country. Step into the shoes of a average American.
Our Founding Fathers never made out for a career for politicians, it was to be only temporary. Right now the US is so screwed up, from career politicians, that we will never see the light shine. I don't know if I trust or believe in our Government anymore. I don't think the government listens to the people, they only listen to people with money it seems.
I know everyone can't be pleased, but my goodness we are not dumb. Lets take care of the American people before we give anymore handouts to other counteries. It is OUR TAX DOLLARS THE GOVERNMENT IS GIVING AWAY!
So as far as a wall between Mexico and the US. I don't think our Government has the balls.

John   March 25th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

Let's stop putting our Border Patrol Agents in prison for shooting retreating drug smugglers in the ass.

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 25th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

Ideology taking down the Chuck Norris.. Mr. Chuck Norris time for you to grow up and stop playing cowboy and Indians.. Time for you to stop believing in the Almighty USA. And yes.. You heard me right! Try just the USA for what it really is for a couple of nights and then call me in the morning if problems still persist.. Chuck Norris…! Hah..

Gary Chandler in Canada   March 25th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

Chuckie Chuckie Chuckie,,,
WHO has conquered the Mid East??????????????
I can only comment on your first sentence, can't even read the rest. As a political commentator, you rank right up there with your acting and infomercials. C

You are just one of the mouth pieces for the Super Rich.
America NEEDS government for the people; NOT smaller government.
The 200 riots in France should be a warning to the Aristocrats you protect.
[[[Limbaugh and Cheney praying for a terrorist attack so they can prove they are right about something.]]] sheesh

Mark E.   March 25th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

We shouldnt be suprised that drug cartels are operating in the US. They’ve been doing it since the 1970’s at least.
My question is about the guns that are supposed to be from the U.S.. I havent heard of one credible agency that has pinned down where these guns are comming from. Who do you trust?
I know that now more than ever that we (citizens) need to protect our homes and families. I do believe in the second ammendment.

Joe   March 25th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Wo will win? It certainly won't be us as long as special interest groups continue to push for open borders. They will find a way as long as the border remains wide open. Sending equipment and money to Mexico will only delay the inevitable. It won't solve the problem. Taking guns away from Americans will only make us more vulnerable. We have some real dodos in Congress. The drug cartel will get those guns from some other country. Anything to make a buck will bring a black market dealing in guns, drugs and yes cigarettes.

Himtngal   March 25th, 2009 9:45 pm ET


Fernando Davila   March 25th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

What world is Tom the Sentor living on??? Only an uneducaed idiot would make the comments he made. The fact is that the United States is one of the largest if not the largest consumer of illigal drugs. The proceeds of said businmaking it back to Mexico. This along with weapons.

It appears that James Olmos is better educated on this subject matter.

Gigi   March 25th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I would like to hear more from Congressman Tancredo – I voted him for President because of this very problem. Please have him on again soon or give him his own show on CNN. Maybe he could fill in for you, Larry.

Angela S.   March 25th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

People the more I think about this so-call Drug War the more upset I get. Are we so stupid to believe our government has the ability to stop CIGARS from reaching us and not DRUGS...get real1111. We knwow thw people on the corners would never get the chance to distribute if the people at the TOP where not in charge....This makes me sooooo sick that we are perceived to be soooo stupid.

EZ Ryder   March 25th, 2009 11:19 pm ET

Please have Congressman Tancredo on to discuss the ICE Agent Cory Voorhis story. This is a story that needs national attention, forget the border, we have trouble right here in Denver.

coloradochicky   March 25th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

I watched the show tonight and agreed completely with Congressman Tancredo.

As usual, Mexico blames the United States for the flow of guns into their country. Rep. Tancredo points out that Mexico will not reveal serial numbers on the siezed guns used in Mexico. It appears that this is just another attack on our Second Amendment rights.

We keep sending aid to Mexico by way of supplying them helicopters and the latest technology in weapons etc. but because of the corruption within the ranks of the Mexican military and police we will never make a difference.

Mr. Olmos (actor and activist) couldn't get through the debate without bringing up race when he accused Rep. Tancredo of blaming the "Latino's" for everything that happens in the United States. That, of coarse, is not the case.

George   March 26th, 2009 12:52 am ET

The wall along our border with Mexico is the craziest thing anyone ever came up with. It's a waste of money that could be used in better ways-it's an eyesore-it interferes with the environment-it doesn't even begin to do what it was intended to do.

Representative Tom Tancredo needs to wake up and stop making out that Mexico is the only player in this matter. If Americans did not buy the drugs there would be no market for them to cross the border-that's not going to happen any time soon. He is in denial as far as guns crossing into Mexico from the USA. It is shear nonsense from the so-called conservatives that our President wants to outlaw guns. The constitution talks in terms of "a well regulated militia". Free and easy purchase of guns does not equate to "well regulated."

Edward James Olmos hit the nail on the head. Both sides working together to get control of the border is crucial.

Personally I think we as citizens of the USA need to revisit the 20s and our experiement with prohibition and violence we experienced in our cities to see if there is a lesson we can learn that might apply to our extended, but unsuccessful, war on drugs.

david k   March 26th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Stop all the evil by providing drugs free. Take away the profit. Presently the police work for the gangsters to put sick addicts in jail and keep the competition down. They police depend upon the gangs to stay in demand.

Provide the drugs free or the criminals will do it for profit.

The war on drugs is not winable any other way.....decades of doing the same has proved that what we have been doing does not work for anyone but the police and gangsters..

Jeffery K. Brown   March 26th, 2009 1:18 am ET

Larry I live in a small town in central Mississippi called Kosiuscko. We don't have any good places of employment. The only places with reasonable pay are at lease 50 miles one way. The price of gas and daily necessities are through the roof as if the prices are doubling and rasism is at it's worst. This small town along with surrounding areas are flooding with drugs and crime. The police and highway patrol have road blocks on every other street and their main targets are low class whites and young black men. From my understanding, Govenor Barbour is saying that he's not sending out stimulus checks and he would rather give us all tax cuts. My question is, how can we use tax cuts when unemployment is at an all time high? It seems to me like this state is being ran by Bush and his staff. If we have to many places like this in the United States, the demand for drugs would go up. This could play a major roll in the amount of drugs and crime on the border.

Dave of Detroit   March 26th, 2009 10:09 am ET

Ask any congressmen which is more important-Political contributions that keep them in office or the needs of the Country? There will be a long, long.long, hesitation and then they will respond with the proper answer and go out on the floor and do just the opposite. Lou Dobbs has actually caught them in the act when a highly incensed Democratic Head of Homeland Security got upset with Lou about the building of the Border Fence-This trusted elected official was being highly paid by Amnesty Groups to stop the Fence any way possible and Lou pointed out that his stated concerns about the invironmental safety that were his reasons for slowing the fence building were nothing but a facade to cover up his real and highly paid motives. I really don't think this was an isolated case-more of a predominate mindset that has literally ruined our Country. Why doesn't the Press give out a full description of the monies that each of our Congressmen are getting from lobbies and special interests groups before elections? It would make for very interesting reading !!!!

coloradochicky   March 26th, 2009 10:41 am ET

The wall along our border with Mexico is the craziest thing anyone ever came up with. It’s a waste of money that could be used in better ways—it’s an eyesore—it interferes with the environment—it doesn’t even begin to do what it was intended to do.

Hey George,

When you say the "wall" along the border is an "eyesore" and "interferes with the enviornment", it's obvious that you've never been to the "wall"(border)! The trash along the border is overwhelming.

I believe that every citizen should be required to do border-watch for a month. I doubt seriously if they did, that they would say that a wall is an eyesore.

Best plan is to do research and engage the brain before putting the mouth in gear!!!

Janice   March 26th, 2009 11:22 am ET

Larry, you spent more time on Earth Hour than the Mexican Cartel drug problem and illegal alien invasion. If our government is smart they will find out who the buyers of all these drugs are here in the U.S.A. and put them out of business. I'm sure Ed Olmos could help them find the users and abusers. I doubt that all weapons into Mexico are from the United States; and why won't the Mexican government check the serial numbers? Maybe Mrs. Clinton can start the process since she is there this week; she's your buddy, call and ask her to do that.

Connie Harn   March 26th, 2009 6:10 pm ET

If anyone thinks our government gives one penny (deflation of the dime), about stopping drugs or closing the borders, then they need to have a conversation with Mr. Campean, Mr. Ramos and Mr. Voorhis.

The big picture here is that government and most of it's "legitraitors" want the U.S. to go completely broke, keep illegals coming, keep American kids on drugs, keep schools from teaching, and finally, the United States will no longer exist. and they can finally knock down our constitution and have the one world and change of power they have been working on for years!

Tom Tancredo has more upstairs than the Clintons, Bush and Obama combined!

alissa   March 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

You Rock Chuck Norris, tell it how it is!

alissa   March 26th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

There is no rational reason to poke fun at chuck norris. your the one putting him on a pedastool. you poke fun at his career which shows your uncertainty about your own claims. Which are flawed after YOUR first sentence!

jamie   March 27th, 2009 1:23 am ET

i read all the comments on this blog and i wonder where is the voice who will represent the normal person and stand up for there rights, i am right here ,,,me normal guy. why cant all people just be real, im tire of seeing the fake lying goverment in this coutry show its two faces, or however many they have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the people are not stupid,,,,,,,,,,,, are goverment for the most part is...stand takes more than a vote sometimes..

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